Carson City, NV February 21, 2023
of Business and Industry Director Terry J. Reynolds today announced the appointment
of Scott Kipper as Insurance Commissioner at the Nevada Division of Insurance (DOI)
effective February 27. The appointment was made following the resignation of Barbara
Richardson, who served in the role since March 2016.
Stosic, DOI Deputy Commissioner, served as the Interim Commissioner upon
Richardson’s resignation. Stosic will continue his state service doing legislative
work for the Department of Business and Industry. “We are grateful to Nick for
his willingness to take on this temporary assignment to ensure uninterrupted operations
during the transition,” said Director Reynolds.
has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including prior
stints as Nevada Insurance Commissioner from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2011
to 2015. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of Operations for the State
of Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Prior to that he founded a private consulting
firm providing technical expertise on insurance issues, serving clients across
has also served as the Insurance Administrator of the Oregon Insurance
Division, Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Health Insurance for the
Louisiana Department of Insurance, and Senior Regional Director for State
Affairs at America’s Health Insurance Plans. A graduate of the University of
Wyoming, Kipper earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Commissioner, Kipper is charged with protecting the rights of consumers and the
public’s interest in dealings with the insurance industry. The division regulates and licenses insurance
producers, brokers, and other professionals; sets ethical and financial
standards for insurance companies; and reviews rates. The division also reviews
programs operated by self-insured employers for workers’ compensation and
investigates claims of insurance fraud.
Scott’s extensive experience in insurance regulation, legislative expertise, and
management; along with familiarity of the insurance landscape in Nevada, he will
hit the ground running,” said Director Reynolds. “We welcome him back to
the division to continue the important work of protecting consumers and
ensuring the health of the insurance industry in Nevada.”
About the Division of Insurance
The Nevada Division of Insurance, a division of the Nevada
Department of Business and Industry, protects the rights of Nevada consumers
and regulates Nevada’s $20 billion insurance industry. The Division has offices
in Carson City and Las Vegas. For more information about the Division of
Insurance, visit https://doi.nv.gov.
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