Joseph G. Murphy has been named commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.
Murphy has served as first deputy commissioners since 2006, playing active roles in the implementation of the managed competition auto insurance regime and the day-to-day operations of the division’s 130 employees and $12 million budget.
Murphy has been serving as acting commissioner since September 2009, following the departure of Commissioner Nonnie Burnes.
Prior to joining the division of insurance, Murphy served as chief of staff and research director of the Joint Committee on Financial Services and the Joint Committee on Insurance in the Massachusetts legislature. During his time in the Legislature, Murphy worked on Massachusetts’ landmark health care reform legislation and the Producer Licensing Model Act and legislation, making Massachusetts the 31st state to join the Interstate Product Regulation Commission.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Insurance
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