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Revision as of 13:23, 22 October 2013

South Dakota Director of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $2,380,493
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Merle Scheiber.jpg
Name:  Merle Scheiber
Assumed office:  August 8, 2005
Compensation:  $83,015
Other South Dakota Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerCommissioner of School and Public LandsNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The South Dakota Director of Insurance is an appointed position in the South Dakota state government. The Division of Insurance falls under the purview of the South Dakota Secretary of Labor and Regulation.

Current officeholder

Merle Scheiber is the current Director of Insurance; Marcia Hultman is the current interim Secretary of Labor and Regulation.

Authority

The South Dakota Director of Insurance's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Title 58, Chapter 2 of the South Dakota Statutes.

Article X, Section Y:

58-2-1.1. Department as Division within Department of Labor and Regulation--Direction and supervision by department--Independent functions retained by division.
The Division of Insurance shall be administered under the direction and supervision of the Department of Labor and Regulation (hereinafter referred to as "department") and the secretary of labor and regulation (hereinafter referred to as "secretary"), but shall retain the quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, and other nonadministrative functions (as defined in § 1-32-1) otherwise vested in it and shall exercise those functions independently of the secretary.[1]

58-2-2.1. Appointment of director--Removal.

The director of the Division of Insurance shall be appointed...[2]

Qualifications

Title 58, Chapter 2, Section 3 of the South Dakota Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:

58-2-3. Qualifications of director.
The director must have had at least five years of practical experience in one or more of the types of insurance business subject to regulation by the director, or have had other professional and business experience reasonably adequate in character and scope to equip him to discharge the duties and fulfill the responsibilities of the office of director.[3]
  • either five years experience in insurance businesses regulated by the Division of Insurance;
  • or, professional and business experience that equips him or her to fulfill the director's responsibilities.

Appointments

The director of insurance and the secretary of labor are both appointed by the governor.[4]

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the South Dakota Director 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.

Duties

The mission of the insurance division is to "protect the public and make insurance available and affordable by:

  • efficiently providing quality assistance,
  • providing fair regulation for industry, and
  • promoting a healthy, competitive insurance market"[5]

Divisions

The division of insurance is divided into three main sections:[6]

State budget

The budget for the Division of Insurance in Fiscal Year 2013 was $ 4,781,056.[7]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the director of insurance was paid an estimated $83,015. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the South Dakota Director of Insurance was paid an estimated $83,015 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

South Dakota

South Dakota Division of Insurance
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre SD, 57501

Phone: (605) 773-3563
Fax: (605) 773-5369

See also

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