Humana Inc. agreed to pay the state of Wisconsin $750,000 to settle allegations that it sold Medicare health and prescription drug plans through agents that were not properly licensed and violated other insurance regulations. The forfeiture is the second largest in the state's history. The settlement is based on: (1) a market-conduct analysis conducted as a follow-up to a previous investigation of Humana; and (2) concerns over Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D marketing practices. The company denied that it engaged in any wrongdoing but agreed to the $750,000 settlement with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. Humana claims that investigators identified 62 out of 5,288 agents as potential wrongdoers, representing fewer than 0.1 percent of plans sold. The investigation included Humana's marketing of health plans known as Medicare Advantage that take the place of traditional Medicare. The plans, which are sold by private companies that contract with Medicare, offer additional benefits or lower costs. To view the Commissioner's report and settlement, please click here and here