FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Insurance's Consumer Protection Division says it returned more than $15 million to Kentucky consumers in 2017.

About $10.5 million of that came as restitution to consumers from companies that didn't comply with the state's insurance code.

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In 2017, the Consumer Protection Division received approximately 5,100 complaints and responded to over 13,000 calls on issues related to health, life, auto, homeowners, and commercial insurance.

The department says $600,000 was also returned to Kentucky's General Fund as a result of civil penalties and regulatory settlements with insurance companies.

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