Missouri Director of Insurance

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Missouri Director of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 36(b) the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor with the consent of the State Senate
Current Officeholder

John Huff.jpg
Name:  John Huff
Assumed office:  February 19, 2009
Compensation:  $120,000
Other Missouri Executive Offices
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The Missouri Director of Insurance is a state executive position in the Missouri state government.

The office of the director oversees the Missouri Department of Insurance and is responsible for policy decisions, regulation, legislation and communications.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is John Huff. He was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon on February 6, 2009.[2]


The state Constitution addresses the office of the director of insurance in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section 36(b):

The department of insurance shall be headed by a director of the department of insurance...


Per Article IV, section 36(b) of the Missouri Constitution, the director of insurance is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.


Article IV, Section 21 of the state Constitution addresses compensation of executive officials:

Under Article IV, Section 21:

The officers named in this article shall receive for their services salaries fixed by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during their terms.

In 2010, the Missouri Director of Insurance was paid an estimated $103,860 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

Main Office
Street Address:
301 West High Street, Room 530
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Mailing Address:
PO Box 690
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0690

Phone: 573-751-4126

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