On October 15, 2008, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) announced that Scott Kipper is stepping down from his position as the Insurance Division Administrator effective October 31, 2008. Kipper's appointment as Administrator began on December 27, 2007, as we reported here. Prior to joining the DCBS, Kipper was a deputy commissioner at the Louisiana Department of Insurance's Office of Health. He has also served as senior regional director for the Health Insurance Association of America and America’s Health Insurance Plans from 2001 to 2005, and worked on the staff of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a health analyst focusing on senior health insurance issues. He began his insurance regulatory career at the Wyoming Department of Insurance as a life and health standards consultant.

Deputy Administrator Teresa Miller will serve as Acting Administrator. We will update this post as soon as a new Insurance Administrator is announced.

Click here to view the official press release from the DCBS.