Nevada: New Insurance Commissioner Appointed
The Director of Nevada's Department and Industry announced Barbara Richardson as the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance. Richardson previously served as the Director of Operations and Fraud for the New Hampshire Insurance Department and now replaces Scott Kipper, who resigned in July 2015. Amy Parks, who has functioned as acting commissioner since Kipper's resignation, will return to her former position as Chief Insurance Counsel of the Division.
Washington: Exchange Board Permanently Appoints CEO
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board unanimously approved Pam MacEwan as Chief Executive Officer. MacEwan took over as interim CEO in August 2015 after Richard Onizuka, the Exchange's first CEO, stepped down. MacEwan has been with the Exchange since 2012 and previously served as the Chief of Staff. Prior to the Exchange, MacEwan work for Group Health Cooperative.