Gov. Balducci Nominates Professor Kofman to be Maine Insurance Chief

January 28, 2008

Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has nominated Mila Kofman as superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance.

Kofman has experience in the academic, government and not-for-profit sectors. She currently serves as Associate Research Professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. She has led research projects on the uninsured, health care fraud and other issues. Projects she has spearheaded have been funded through such groups as the Robert W. Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, among others.

Prior to joining Georgetown University, Kofman was a regulator at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she specialized in developing guidance for state and federal health care reforms and initiatives. She held this position from 1997 to 2001.

Kofman has served as a consumer representative at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) since 2002. She was appointed co-editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation in 2005. She has been a presenter at a variety of state and national health care meetings and briefings during her career, and has been widely published.

Kofman has a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland. She earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

If confirmed by the Legislature, Kofman would fill the position through April 2009, the expiration of the five-year term of former Superintendent Alessandro A. Iuppa, who resigned in January, 2007.

“I am excited about this opportunity,” Kofman said. “I have worked with insurance departments around the nation. The regulators at Maine’s Bureau of Insurance, through their dedication to protecting the public, their high level of competence and professionalism, set the standard for the rest of the nation.”

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