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Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $87,361,745
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Title 2, Chapter 26, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Joseph G. Murphy
Assumed office:  February 8, 2010
Compensation:  $123,600
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The Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance acts as the head of the Division of Insurance, which is part of the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR).

The Division of Insurance is responsible for regulation of the insurance industry and protection of consumers.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Joseph Murphy. He assumed office on February 8, 2010.

Authority

The position of state treasurer is established in Title 2, Chapter 26, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:

"There shall be a department of banking and insurance consisting of a division of banks and loan agencies and a division of insurance. Each division shall be in charge of a commissioner who shall be known, respectively, as the commissioner of banks and the commissioner of insurance. The commissioners shall act as a board in all matters concerning the department as a whole."[2]

Qualifications

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Appointments

The Commissioner of the Division of Insurance is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner is in charge of the Division of Insurance, which is responsible for regulation of the state insurance industry and protection of consumers.[3]

Divisions

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State budget

The Division of Insurance's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $87,361,745.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, the Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $94,548 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Division of Insurance
1000 Washington Street, Suite 810
Boston MA 02118-6200
Phone: (617) 521-7794
Fax: (617) 753-6830
Consumer Line: (617) 521-7794

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