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Associate Commissioner, Life and Health

MIA EXECUTIVE IV

Recruitment #19-009662-0002

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.  

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually. 

 

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

25

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is recruiting for the position of Associate Commissioner, Life and Health Division. This position reports directly to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and serves as MIA’s senior staff authority on all issues concerning life and health insurance.  The Associate Commissioner, Life and Health directs the day-to-day operation of the Life and Health Division, which is comprised of the Life and Annuities, Health Insurance and Managed Care, and Complaints, Appeals and Grievance sections.  The Associate Commissioner prepares reports, drafts bulletins, regulations, and legislation relevant to life and health insurance matters. The Associate Commissioner also advises the Maryland Insurance Commissioner on numerous consumer and industry-related issues and, in addition, testifies before the General Assembly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:      Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience:    At least 10 years of prior insurance-related governmental or industry regulatory experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory/management experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law Degree (Juris Doctor), Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent strongly preferred.      
  • Knowledge of Maryland insurance laws and regulations.
  • Prior experience as senior level manager of an insurance company or insurance regulatory agency.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the life and health insurance industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment, please contact kyiap.underwood@maryland.gov.   

For immediate consideration, you MUST upload one file (WORD or PDF) at the "Resume" tab that contains:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and salary requirements; and
2. a current professional resume.

 

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the requested information via mail. Complete application packets may be mailed to:

 

Maryland Insurance Administration
Human Resources - Recruitment #: 19-009962-0002
St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Incomplete submissions will not receive consideration. 

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.