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April 26, 2024

TDI investigation into unlicensed insurer leads to criminal indictment


Barry Jay Glenn, the founder and CEO of Houston-based Salvasen Health, surrendered to authorities in Harris County Tuesday. Glenn is facing charges of unauthorized insurance for collecting premiums and selling health plans without a license or authorization from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

The case began two years ago when TDI and other state insurance regulators started getting complaints from consumers saying the Salvasen health plans didn’t offer the coverage they were expecting. Salvasen sold about 65,000 unauthorized health plans across the country.

In April 2022, a consent order directed Glenn and Salvasen to stop selling the fake health plans and shut down the unlicensed business.

Criminal charges against Glenn followed this week. Engaging in unauthorized insurance is a 3rd degree felony. If convicted, Glenn faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The case against Glenn is being prosecuted through the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. TDI staff working in the DA’s office share expertise on insurance-related crimes.

You can report suspected insurance fraud online or by calling TDI’s Help Line at 800-252-3439.

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Last updated: 4/26/2024