Penn. Gov.-Elect Wolf Appoints Miller to Lead Insurance Department

January 12, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf today appointed Teresa Miller to be the state’s insurance commissioner in his incoming administration.

Miller is an attorney and former administrator of Oregon Insurance Division. She will succeed Pennsylvania’s current insurance commissioner, Michael Consedine, who will leave the Insurance Department after Gov.-elect Wolf’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Miller is currently a partner at law firm Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group, where her practice focuses on matters related to the implementation and enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state and federal insurance regulations in the health care industry.

She previously served as acting director of the State Exchanges Group, the Oversight Group, and the Insurance Programs Group for the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, a part of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, she helped the federal agency roll out regulations and guidance implementing the private market reforms of the ACA.

Miller was administrator of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Insurance Division from November 2008 to November 2011.

Earlier in her career, she also served as legislative director to former Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and attorney for the Oregon Department of Justice.

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