Nevada Commissioner of Insurance

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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 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."[1]

Current officeholder

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

Authority

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Appointments

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

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.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

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.[4]

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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