Virginia Commissioner of Insurance

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Virginia Commissioner of Insurance
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Authority:  Virgina Code, Title 12.1, Chapter 3
Selection Method:  Appointed by the State Corporation Commission
Current Officeholder

Jacqueline Cunningham.jpg
Name:  Jacqueline Cunningham
Assumed office:  January 1, 2011
Compensation:  $149,547
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The Virginia Commissioner of Insurance is an appointed position in the Virginia state government. The commissioner is the head of the Bureau of Insurance, which is a division of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The Bureau "licenses, regulates, investigates and examines insurance companies, agencies and agents on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia," as well as "registers, examines and investigates real estate settlement agents and agencies."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Jacqueline Cunningham. Cunningham was appointed by the State Corporation Commission on December 1, 2010. She officially succeeded Alfred W. Gross on January 1, 2011.[2]


The position of Insurance Commissioner is established by Title 12.1, Chapter 3 of the Virgina Code:[3]

"...the employee or agent who is placed by the Commission at the head of the bureau or division through which it administers the insurance laws shall be designated "Commissioner of Insurance," and they and all deputies, agents, and employees used in such bureau or division shall be appointed by the Commission."


The commissioner is appointed by the state corporation commission.[3]


According to the office website, the duties charged to the Virginia Bureau of Insurance include the regulation of insurance and/or real estate settlement companies, agencies and agents on behalf of Virginia citizens.[4]


In 2011, the Virginia Commissioner of Insurance was paid an estimated $142,425, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]



Mailing address:

Bureau of Insurance - SCC
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Tel: 804-371-9694


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