Scott Kipper has been selected to replace Joel Ario as the administrator of Oregon’s Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”). As previously reported here, Joel Ario left the Insurance Division to become the insurance commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kipper’s appointment will be effective on December 27.
Currently, Kipper is a deputy commissioner in the Office of Health Insurance for the Louisiana Department of Insurance. As noted by the DCBS press release, Kipper’s “accomplishments in Louisiana include extensive coalition building to create, implement, and enforce emergency rules to ensure continuation of health insurance coverage after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” He has also worked as a senior regional director for America’s Health Plans, a government relations manager for General Electric Capital Assurance Co., a health analyst for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and has worked for the Wyoming Department of Insurance. Kipper holds a bachelor’s degree business administration from the University of Wyoming.