It’s Official: Kofman is New New Maine Insurance Commissioner

Maine has a new chief insurance regulator.

Gov. John Baldacci last Friday swore in Mila Kofman as superintendent of the state Insurance Bureau, which regulates the industry in the state by reviewing rate changes, licensing and policy filings.

Kofman has been an associate research professor at the Georgetown University, where she led health-related research projects on the uninsured and fraud.

From 1997 to 2001, Kofman worked on state and federal health care reforms at the U.S. Department of Labor.

In Maine, Kofman won a legislative committee’s endorsement on a party-line vote after Republicans balked over the nomination. Kofman starts work Friday.