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{{Nevada SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Nevada Commissioner of Insurance''' is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.  
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|Assumed office = October 24, 2011
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Nevada|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Nevada|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Nevada Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Nevada Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Nevada Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Nevada Controller|Controller]] • [[Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] • [[Nevada Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources|Director of Conservation and Natural Resources]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]] • [[Nevada Director of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation|Employment, Training and Rehabilitation]]
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Nevada Commissioner of Insurance''' is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.  
  
The Commissioner oversees the Division of Insurance whose stated mission is "To protect the rights of Nevada consumers in their experiences with the insurance industry and to ensure the financial solvency of insurers."<ref>[http://www.doi.state.nv.us/aboutus.aspx ''Nevada Division of Insurance,'' "About Us," accessed October 16, 2011]</ref>
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The Commissioner oversees the Division of Insurance, which is under the Department of Business and Industry. The stated mission of the Insurance Division is "To protect the rights of Nevada consumers in their experiences with the insurance industry and to ensure the financial solvency of insurers."<ref>[http://www.doi.state.nv.us/aboutus.aspx ''Nevada Division of Insurance,'' "About Us," accessed October 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
 
The acting commissioner is [[Scott Kipper]]. Kipper was appointed on October 24, 2011.<ref>[http://www.doi.nv.gov/sinfo/kipper.aspx ''Nevada Department of Insurance'' "Commissioner Kipper" Accessed November 1, 2012]</ref>
 
The acting commissioner is [[Scott Kipper]]. Kipper was appointed on October 24, 2011.<ref>[http://www.doi.nv.gov/sinfo/kipper.aspx ''Nevada Department of Insurance'' "Commissioner Kipper" Accessed November 1, 2012]</ref>
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==Authority==
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The Nevada Commissioner of Insurance's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html Chapter 232] of the [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/Index.cfm Nevada Revised Statutes].
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'''Chapter 232, Section 820:'''
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| The Commissioner of Insurance is the head of the Division and:
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:1.  Is appointed by and responsible to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Director of the Department of Business and Industry.
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:2.  Is in the unclassified service of the State.<ref>[http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html#NRS232Sec510 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "Chapter 232, Section 820 Commissioner of Insurance: Appointment; classification," accessed July 31,2013]</ref>
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==Qualifications==
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In order to serve as Commissioner, one must meet the following qualifications:<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-679B.html#NRS679BSec020 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' " Qualifications," accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
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*1.  "The Commissioner shall have had at least 2 years’ responsible experience in the field of insurance, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following endeavors: Administration, sales, law, counseling and education."
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*2.  "The Commissioner shall not be a stockholder in or directly or indirectly connected with the management or affairs of any insurance company or insurance brokerage or agency."
  
 
==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
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The Commissioner of Insurance is appointed by the director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, who is appointed by the [[Nevada Governor|governor]].
 
The Commissioner of Insurance is appointed by the director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, who is appointed by the [[Nevada Governor|governor]].
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==Vacancies==
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In the event of a vacancy, the Director of the Department of Business and Industry designates an acting Commissioner.<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-679B.html#NRS679BSec080 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "NRS 679B.080  Designation of acting Commissioner; powers and duties of deputies; restrictions on other employment of deputies" accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Duties==
 
==Duties==
 
The insurance division is charged with protecting the rights of the consumer and the public’s interest in dealing with the insurance industry and is responsible for regulating the insurance industry. It sets ethical and financial standards for insurance companies and review rates. The division responds to and assists consumers. It reviews insurance policies to ensure compliance with Nevada insurance laws and regulations. The division licenses insurance companies, insurance agents and producers. It makes sure insurance companies are solvent and have the ability to pay claims. It also makes sure companies follow through on the promises made to consumers through insurance policies. The division also reviews programs operated by self-insured employers for worker’s compensation.<ref>[http://doi.nv.gov/aboutus.aspx ''Nevada Division of Insurance'' "About Us" Accessed December 28, 2012]</ref>  
 
The insurance division is charged with protecting the rights of the consumer and the public’s interest in dealing with the insurance industry and is responsible for regulating the insurance industry. It sets ethical and financial standards for insurance companies and review rates. The division responds to and assists consumers. It reviews insurance policies to ensure compliance with Nevada insurance laws and regulations. The division licenses insurance companies, insurance agents and producers. It makes sure insurance companies are solvent and have the ability to pay claims. It also makes sure companies follow through on the promises made to consumers through insurance policies. The division also reviews programs operated by self-insured employers for worker’s compensation.<ref>[http://doi.nv.gov/aboutus.aspx ''Nevada Division of Insurance'' "About Us" Accessed December 28, 2012]</ref>  
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==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
 
::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2013===
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In 2013, the commissioner was paid an estimated $114,104.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries, accessed January 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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In 2009, the Nevada Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $117,030 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>
 
In 2009, the Nevada Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $117,030 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Contact information==
 
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==External links==
 
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Revision as of 23:18, 15 February 2014

Nevada Commissioner of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry
Current Officeholder

Scott Kipper.jpg
Name:  Scott Kipper
Assumed office:  October 24, 2011
Compensation:  $117,030
Other Nevada Executive Offices
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The Nevada Commissioner of Insurance is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.

The Commissioner oversees the Division of Insurance, which is under the Department of Business and Industry. The stated mission of the Insurance Division is "To protect the rights of Nevada consumers in their experiences with the insurance industry and to ensure the financial solvency of insurers."[1]

Current officeholder

The acting commissioner is Scott Kipper. Kipper was appointed on October 24, 2011.[2]

Authority

The Nevada Commissioner of Insurance's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Chapter 232 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

Chapter 232, Section 820:

The Commissioner of Insurance is the head of the Division and:
1.  Is appointed by and responsible to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Director of the Department of Business and Industry.
2.  Is in the unclassified service of the State.[3]

Qualifications

In order to serve as Commissioner, one must meet the following qualifications:[4]

  • 1.  "The Commissioner shall have had at least 2 years’ responsible experience in the field of insurance, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following endeavors: Administration, sales, law, counseling and education."
  • 2.  "The Commissioner shall not be a stockholder in or directly or indirectly connected with the management or affairs of any insurance company or insurance brokerage or agency."

Appointments

Nevada state government organizational chart

The Commissioner of Insurance is appointed by the director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, who is appointed by the governor.

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy, the Director of the Department of Business and Industry designates an acting Commissioner.[5]

Duties

The insurance division is charged with protecting the rights of the consumer and the public’s interest in dealing with the insurance industry and is responsible for regulating the insurance industry. It sets ethical and financial standards for insurance companies and review rates. The division responds to and assists consumers. It reviews insurance policies to ensure compliance with Nevada insurance laws and regulations. The division licenses insurance companies, insurance agents and producers. It makes sure insurance companies are solvent and have the ability to pay claims. It also makes sure companies follow through on the promises made to consumers through insurance policies. The division also reviews programs operated by self-insured employers for worker’s compensation.[6]

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Nevada Commissioner of Insurance has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the commissioner was paid an estimated $114,104.[7]

2012

In 2012, the Nevada Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $117,030. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2009

In 2009, the Nevada Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $117,030 according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Carson City office:
1818 E. College Pkwy., Suite 103
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 687-0700
Fax: (775) 687-0787

Las Vegas office:
2501 East Sahara Ave., Suite 302
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 486-4009
Fax: (702) 486-4007

See also

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