Maine Governor Janet Mills has nominated Robert L. Carey of East Boothbay, who has suggested state regulators and lawmakers on medical health insurance points for many years, to function Superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance coverage.
Previous to establishing his personal consulting apply for regulators and lawmakers in 2008, Carey served as the primary director of planning and growth for the Massachusetts Well being Connector, broadly thought-about to be the blueprint for the Reasonably priced Care Act.
“Bob Carey brings a long time of expertise advising states, together with Maine, on constructing sturdy insurance coverage markets that present high quality protection and save people and small companies cash on their premiums,” stated Mills.
Carey’s affirmation is topic to approval by the Joint Standing Committee on Well being Protection, Insurance coverage, and Monetary Companies, and affirmation by the Maine Senate.
If confirmed, Carey will succeed Timothy Schott, a deputy superintendent since 2009 who has been serving as performing superintendent because the departure in April 2022 of Eric Cioppa. Cioppa served as superintendent for 11 years and was with the bureau for 33 years.
When Cioppa retired, the administration stated it might undertake a nationwide search to determine candidates for the place.
Carey. stated that working with bureau workers, the Mills administration, legislators and stakeholders all through Maine “can be a privilege.”
By his apply, Carey has suggested greater than a dozen states on their insurance coverage markets and medical health insurance marketplaces. In 2021, Carey was a key contributor to Maine’s successful application for a State Innovation Waiver. The waiver allowed Maine to implement a collection of adjustments to scale back the price of well being protection.
Carey has additionally labored with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance coverage, conducting industrial price evaluations for the state’s particular person and small group markets. He has performed market exams, supported a particular fee on dental insurance coverage, and suggested a particular legislative fee.
His personal sector expertise consists of offering strategic recommendation to giant doctor practices and a start-up medical health insurance supplier.
Carey is a 1986 graduate of the College of Maine at Fort Kent and holds a Grasp of Science in Public Administration and Coverage from Carnegie Mellon College.
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