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Maine Superintendent of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24-A, Chapter 3, §201
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Eric Cioppa
Assumed office:  June 1, 2011
Compensation:  $88,545
Other Maine Executive Offices
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The Maine Superintendent of Insurance is a statutory position in the Maine state government. The Superintendent acts as head of the Bureau of Insurance.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Eric Cioppa. He was appointed to serve as acting director by Gov. Paul LePage on June 1, 2011 after Mila Kofman resigned, [1]and confirmed by the Maine State Senate on September 27, 2011.[2]


The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of superintendent of insurance in Title 24-A, Chapter 3, §201.[3]

The Superintendent of Insurance is the head of the Bureau of Insurance.


As outlined in Title 24-A, Chapter 3, §201 of the Maine Revised Statutes, the superintendent is appointed by the Governor of Maine and subject to review by legislative committee and confirmation by the Legislature.

Superintendents hold office for 5 years or until a successor is named.[3]


The superintendent of insurance is responsible for overseeing the Maine Bureau of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry in the state.[3][4]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Maine Superintendent of Insurance was paid an estimated $88,545. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

Physical address:
Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
Bureau of Insurance
76 Northern Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345

Mailing address:
34 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0034

Telephone: 800-300-5000 or 207-624-8475
TTY for hearing impaired: 888-577-6690
Fax: 207-624-8599

See also

External links

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  1. MPBN, "LePage Names Acting Superintendent of Insurance Bureau," June 1, 2011
  2. p, "Maine Senate confirms 90 of governor's nominees for boards, commissions," September 27, 2011]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Maine Revised Statutes "Title 24-A, Chapter 3, §201," Accessed December 18, 2012
  4. Maine Bureau of Insurance, Accessed December 19, 2012