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Tuesday, 08 November 2011 20:19

Nevada Appoints Insurance Commissioner

Scott Kipper has returned to his role as Nevada’s insurance commissioner, an appointment that takes effect October 24, according to reports made by Insurance Journal.

Kipper was named to the post by Terry Johnson, Nevada’s director of business and industry. Kipper started his appointment on October 24 and is based in the Insurance Division’s Carson City office.

Kipper replaces former insurance commissioner Brett Barratt, who resigned in August. Kipper’s experience in the insurance industry includes previously serving as Nevada’s insurance commissioner from December 2008 to June 2010. He also served as the deputy commissioner in charge of the Office of Health Insurance for the Louisiana Department of Insurance, and as CEO of the State of Louisiana Office of Group Benefits. He also previously served as the Oregon Insurance Administrator.

Kipper spent two years on the staff of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Washington, D.C. as a health analyst.  Most recently he served as the principle of SJKipper Consultants.

“Mr. Kipper joins us at an important time for the Insurance Division as it assists in the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act at the state-wide level in Nevada,” said Johnson said in a statement. “His diverse experience in the insurance industry will also be integral to the state’s efforts to attract new insurance companies to domicile here as part of our economic diversification efforts.”

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