Profile
Darwin Johnson
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self Employed: DKJ Group, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING PRINCIPAL (1990 to Present)
    Court Appointed Official (Receiver/Trustee) – Consulting Board Director/Officer/Advisor
    A business and insurance professional with 30+ years as a former Court Appointed Official (Receiver/Trustee) responsible for making corporate-level decisions for the direction, operations, and resources for insurance receiverships, insurance carriers, self-insureds, reinsurers, governmental entities, and state regulatory agencies.

Previous Employment
  • Company:
    DKJ Group, Inc. Appointment: Special Deputy Receiver (SDR) - Court Appointed Official
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Special Deputy Receiver (Court Appointed SDR) for Texas Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The term “receivership” of insurers refers to a rehabilitation or liquidation proceeding. The Receiver (Commissioner of Insurance) may appoint an SDR who serves at the Receiver’s pleasure and has the Receiver’s powers and responsibilities. As SDR DKJ Group, Inc. Darwin as (acting Chief Executive Officer-CEO) is responsible for overseeing the administration of the receivership. The SDR’s duties will depend on the particular situation and the status of the proceeding. The duties in a receivership typically include, but are not limited to, the following: A. Obtaining control of the company and managing its property and records. B. Providing notice to claimants and interested parties. C. Handling litigation filed by and against the receivership. D. Operating the company’s information systems. E. Investigating the liability of other parties and identifying any preferential transfers. F. Processing claims, paying approved claims, and subrogation claims recovery. G. Filing pleadings, financial statements, and reports. H. Marshalling the company’s assets.

  • Company:
    DKJ Group, Inc. Appointment: Market Conduct Examiner
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Market Conduct Examiner for the Texas Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Department of Insurance. This regulatory oversight is on regulated insurance entities’ compliance with laws and regulations other than those related to financial insolvency. Market regulation complements financial solvency regulation. Problems spotted during a market conduct examination can be a precursor to financial solvency concerns. Market regulation also evaluates companies’ fulfillment of contractual obligations to their policyholders and claimants. DKJ Group’s duties in a market conduct examination assignment typically include review of: A. Company Operations/Management. B. Complaint Handling. C. Marketing and Sales. D. Producer Licensing. E. Policyholder Service. F. Underwriting and Rating. G. Claims.

  • Company:
    DKJ Group, Inc. Appointment: Third- Party Claims Administrator (Licensed TPA)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Third- Party Claims Administrator (Licensed TPA) assignment for the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association, and the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association. Insurance associations are created to provide protection to policyholders and claimants when an insurance company fails. DKJ Group Inc.’s assignment as claims administrator is to meet the obligation of providing timely and equitable claims processing to customers in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Covered Claims are defined by state statues which state a number of limitations on claims that are paid. The Guaranty Associations are considered the “insurer of last resort.”

  • Company:
    DKJ Group, Inc. Appointment: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) for the Texas Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Department of Insurance. This Certification is granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The Association’s Board of Regents awards the designation only to select professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria, including strict character, experience, and education requirements. Darwin as CFE was responsible for Recovery Oversight. His responsibilities may include a wide range of fraud and white-collar crime. In this assignment Darwin conducted and supervised audits and investigations relating to programs and operations of the Departments of Insurance. His duties also included to prevent and detect fraud, waste and mismanagement in programs and operations.

  • Company:
    Partial List of Client Assignments
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    •Special Deputy Receiver, 201st Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas, Texas Nations Title Agency, Inc. – Receivership for Texas Department of Insurance
    •Special Deputy Receiver, 19th Judicial Court District Court, of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Liberty Lloyds Insurance Company, – Receivership for Louisiana Department of Insurance
    •Special Deputy Receiver, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas, Universal Insurance Exchange – Receivership for Texas Department of Insurance
    •Special Deputy Receiver, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas, Universal Paratransit Insurance Services, Corporation – Receivership for TX Department of Insurance
    •Special Deputy Receiver, 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Automotive Casualty Insurance Company – Receivership for Louisiana Dept. of Insurance
    •Am Care Health Plans of Texas, Inc. – Receivership: Regulatory Compliance Auditor
    •Am Care Management, Inc., HMO – Receivership: Regulatory Compliance Auditor
    •International Lloyds Insurance Co. – Receivership: Regulatory/Compliance/Fraud Auditor
    •National County Mutual Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Southwest Lloyds Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Essex Lloyds Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •American Pacer Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Southern International Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Commodore County Mutual Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Employers Casualty Insurance Company – Receivership: TPA Claims Adjudication
    •Louisiana Indemnity Insurance Company – Receivership: Financial/Compliance Examiner
    •United Agents Insurance Company of La. – Receivership: Financial/Compliance Examiner
    •Advantage Health Plans, Inc., HMO – Receivership: Financial/Compliance Examiner
    •Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association, TPA-Claims Adjudication Third Party

  • Company:
    Partial List of Client Assignments (Continued)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    •State of Texas Department of Insurance – Special Deputy Receiver
    •State of Louisiana Department of Insurance – Special Deputy Receiver
    •Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, TPA-Claims Adjudication Third Party Administrator for Receivership Estates
    •Citizen National Bank, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Third Party Administrator
    •State of Louisiana Division of Administration Office of Risk Management, Third Party Administrator Claims Adjudication
    •State of Louisiana, Iberville Parish Police Jury, TPA- Third Party Administrator
    •Texas Department of Insurance – Market Conduct Examiner/Fraud Examiner
    •Fortis Benefits Insurance Company – Regulatory/Compliance/Fraud Auditor
    •Louisiana Department of Insurance – Fraud Examiner
    •New Orleans, Louisiana Public School Board- TPA/ Claims Auditor
    •Texas Association of School Boards- TPA/ Claims Auditor
    •Texas Select Insurance Company- TPA/ Claims Auditor
    •Louisiana Department of Insurance – Market Conduct Examiner
    •Farmer Insurance Group- DTPA/Claims – Regulatory/Compliance/Fraud Auditor
    •Louisiana Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation, Third Party Administrator
    •Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association, TPA- Third Party Administrator
    •Travelers Insurance Company- DTPA/Claims –Regulatory/Compliance/Fraud Auditor
    •State Farm Insurance Company – Market Conduct/ Claims Auditor
    •Aon Risk Services, Inc.- TPA Third Party Administrator
    •Pan American Life Insurance Company-TPA Third Party Administrator
    •Alexander & Alexander, Inc.- TPA Third Party Administrator
    •Hebert Brothers Engineering, Inc. – TPA Third Party Administrator
    •L & R Security Services, Inc. – TPA Third Party Administrator
    •CBI Insurance & Managed Care Specialists – TPA Third Party Administrator
    •Employers Casualty Insurance Company -Receivership TPA/Claims Adjudication
    •North American Fire & Casualty Insurance Company – Market Conduct/Claims Auditor

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas
    •Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution
    University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
    • Advanced Graduate Studies in: Risk Management and Business
    • Advanced Graduate Studies in: Budgeting and Financial Management
    • Advanced Graduate Studies in: Economic and Marketing Concepts
    Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

  • Designations:
    •ARIAS•U.S. Certified Arbitrator, AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society
    •Certified Insurance Receiver (CIR), International Association of Insurance Receivers
    •Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    • Certified Business Manager (CBM), Association of Professionals in Business Management
    •Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA), Society of Registered Professional Adjusters
    •Licensed Adjuster (All-Lines), No. 586803, Texas Department of Insurance
    •Licensed Third Party Administrator (TPA), No. 94473, Texas Department. of Insurance
    •Alternative Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate, Southern Methodist University
  • Other Information:
    • Member - Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP)
    • Member - AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 30 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 30 years. DKJ Group, Inc. Consulting Services was founded in 1990 by Darwin K. Johnson, as a Professional Management Consulting Company. DKJ Group, Inc. is a Licensed Third-Party Administrator and Darwin is a Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist. Darwin’s extensive insurance background expertise includes evaluating, negotiating, and settling thousands of complex casualty claims loss matters, with settlements totaling in the millions. Darwin’s deep knowledge of, and experience in, the insurance regulatory sector coupled with his strong analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities makes him also uniquely qualified as a Certified ARIAS Arbitrator. Highlights of Expertise • Claims Adjudication • Asset Recovery/Claims Subrogation • Litigation Management • Fraud Detection & Prevention • Mediations/Arbitrations • Insurance Insolvency/Receiverships Founded consultancy after spending 10 years of all-lines adjusting experience with Safeco Insurance Company in Tulsa Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas; CNA Insurance Company in Dallas, Texas, and as Claims Manager for Gay & Taylor, Inc. Insurance Claims Adjusters and Risk Services, Irving, Texas.
Biography

Darwin K. Johnson is a claims professional with 40+ years success in dispute resolution, claims adjudication, asset recovery/claims subrogation, litigation management, fraud detection and prevention, mediations/arbitrations, insurance insolvencies/receiverships for insurance carriers, self-insureds, reinsurers, governmental entities, and state regulatory agencies.

Darwin founded his Professional Management Consulting Company, DKJ Group, Inc., a licensed Third-Party Administrator (TPA) 32 years ago. Darwin’s extensive insurance background and expertise includes evaluating, negotiating, and settling thousands of complex casualty claims loss matters, with settlements totaling in the millions.

Darwin’s insurance experience includes appointments as court appointed Special Deputy Receiver (SDR), Market Conduct Examiner, and Financial/Fraud Examiner for multiple state departments of insurance.
Darwin has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Langston University, and a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution, Southern Methodist University. He has also completed Advanced Graduate Studies in: Risk Management and Business, Budgeting and Financial Management, Economic and Marketing Concepts, University of North Texas.

His professional insurance designations include, ARIAS Certified Arbitrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate (SMU), Certified Insurance Receiver (CIR), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Licensed Adjuster All-Lines.

Business Certifications
•Certified by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
•Certified by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts as an Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)