Maryland Commissioner of Insurance
|Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor|
|Assumed office:||June 13, 2011|
|Other Maryland Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Treasurer • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Secretary • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Secretary of Labor • Public Service Commission|
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The Maryland Commissioner of Insurance is appointed by the Governor, with Senate advice and consent, to a four-year term.
The Maryland Insurance Administration has the following responsibilities:
- Protect Maryland consumers by regulating the state's insurance companies and producers.
- Investigate complaints consumers have about their insurance coverage, including, but not limited to, life, health, automobile, and homeowners.
- License insurance companies and producers operating in Maryland.
- Conduct financial examinations of insurance companies to ensure solvency.
- Conduct market conduct examinations to ensure compliance with Maryland's insurance laws.
- Investigate acts of insurance fraud.
- Review and approve rates and contract forms.
The Maryland Insurance Administration is divided into the following divisions:
- Office of the Commissioner
- Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Associate Deputy Commissioner
- Public Affairs
- Government Relations
- Producer Licensing
- Fiscal Services
- Human Resources
- Management Information Systems
- Facilities Management
- Compliance & Enforcement
- Consumer Education and Advocacy
- Examination & Auditing
- Insurance Fraud
- Life & Health
- Property & Casualty
- Office of the Attorney General
- Office of the Chief Actuary
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
Maryland Insurance Administration
200 Saint Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202
- Maryland State Archives, "Maryland Insurance Administration - Historical Evolution," accessed September 24, 2011
- Maryland Insurance Administration, About MIA
- Maryland Insurance Administration, MIA Divisions
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 21, 2011