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Office of the Commissioner

Responsible for the coordination and development of policy for the agency and the Commissioner. Responsibilities in this area are concentrated in the following main roles:

Commissioner

The Maryland Insurance Commissioner ensures that all insurance laws of the state are faithfully executed by conducting examinations and resolving consumer complaints. The Commissioner authorizes and licenses insurance companies, producers, adjusters, and advisors for fire, casualty, life, accident, health, title, bail bonds, and other insurance and annuities. The Commissioner also approves all insurance policies offered for sale in Maryland by authorized companies, authorizes rating bureaus and advisory organizations, and approves or rejects the rates for most lines of insurance.

Commissioner's Biography
    Therese M. Goldsmith

Deputy Commissioner

Acts as the Commissioner's designee for all quasi-judicial hearings and leads special projects for the Commissioner.

Deputy Commissioner's Biography
    Karen Stakem Hornig

Associate Deputy Commissioner

Acts as the Commissioner's designee for all quasi-judicial hearings and leads special projects for the Commissioner.

Associate Deputy Commissioner's Biography
    Nancy Grodin

 

For more information about this section or the units listed above, refer to the Annual Report.