New Hampshire Insurance Department News

Bettencourt Approved as New Hampshire Deputy Insurance Commissioner

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has approved the nomination of Policy Director D.J. Bettencourt as the next deputy commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Bettencourt, a former state representative from Salem, N.H., who has served as the Governor’s liaison …

Auto Insurers Will Return Approximately $32M in Premiums to N.H. Consumers

At least 23 companies selling auto insurance in New Hampshire are returning premium to their policyholders, New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos announced. These companies represent more than 90% of the written auto insurance premium in the state. The premium …

New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner to Resign

New Hampshire’s insurance commissioner is stepping down less than two years after his appointment. In a letter to the governor Monday, Commissioner John Elias said deciding to resign on Dec. 31 was a difficult decision, but the best one for …

New Hampshire Workers’ Comp Rates May Decrease for Seventh Year in a Row

New Hampshire employers could pay less for their workers’ compensation insurance next year because of a filing that lowers the loss costs insurers use to develop prices. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a rate proposal with the …

New Hampshire Approves Elias as Insurance Commissioner to Succeed Sevigny

The New Hampshire Executive Council has unanimously approved John Elias as New Hampshire’s new commissioner for the Department of Insurance, succeeding Roger Sevigny who is set to retire June 11 after 16 years in the role. “John is a good …

New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Sevigny Set to Retire This Summer

New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny is planning to retire this summer after 16 years with the New Hampshire Insurance Department. With his current term ending on June 11, he told Insurance Journal his advice for his successor is based …

New Hampshire Workers’ Comp Rates May Decrease for Sixth Year in a Row

New Hampshire employers could pay less for their workers’ compensation insurance next year because of a filing that lowers the rates and loss cost factors insurers use to develop prices. This move would mark the sixth year in a row …

New Hampshire Issues Consumer Alert on Insurance Denials and Mammograms

The New Hampshire Insurance Department has issued a consumer alert Monday on health insurance denials and mammograms. The department said that since Jan. 1, it has heard from 67 New Hampshire women who received notice from their health insurance companies …

New Hampshire Offers Lost Life Policy Locator Service to Residents

The New Hampshire Insurance Department has created a lost life policy locator service to assist Granite State residents and their families in locating life policies and annuity contracts that have been purchased in the state. “We developed this service to …

N.H. Insurance Department Revamps Health Care Cost Comparison Site

New Hampshire consumers can now compare prices on dental care and prescription drugs in addition to medical procedures through a state government website designed to help them save money on health care costs. The New Hampshire Insurance Department has added …