Idaho: Governor Appoints State Senator as Department of Insurance Director

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) announced State Senator Dean Cameron—an insurance salesman who has served in the Senate since 1991—as director of the State's Department of Insurance, effective June 15. Cameron, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, also currently co-chairs the Legislature's budget-setting committee and a Health Care Task Force. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate in 2016.

Texas: Governor Appoints New Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner

Governor Greg Abbott (R) named Chris Traylor to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s top post. Traylor has served as Deputy Executive Commissioner since September 2012 and worked closely with prior Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek. Traylor was the Texas Medicaid director from 2007 to 2010.