North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread News

North Dakota GOP Wants Dem Insurance Commissioner Candidate Off Ballot

The North Dakota Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to remove Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner from the November ballot, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. The GOP said …

GOP Questions North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Candidate’s Eligibility

The North Dakota Republican Party is questioning the eligibility of the Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. In a letter to the Secretary of State’s office, …

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Addresses COVID-19 Testing Coverage

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has issued a bulletin addressing coverage for COVID-19 testing in response to an executive order from Gov. Doug Burgum. The new bulletin builds an a previous bulletin in which health carriers and travel insurers …

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Issues Guidelines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has issued a number of bulletins offering guidance to the insurance industry in response to executive orders made by Gov. Doug Burgum, and in the interest of protecting North Dakotans during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) …

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner: Air Ambulance Company Is Breaking Law

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has issued a cease and desist order to AirMedCare Network, alleging the company is selling air ambulance subscriptions to North Dakotans illegally. Consumer protection legislation enacted in 2017 banned the sale of air ambulance …

N.D. Insurance Commissioner Sets Guinness World Record as Tallest Male Politician

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has been named World’s Tallest Politician (male) by Guinness World Records. Godfread’s official height is 6 feet, 10 inches (210.767 centimeters) tall as verified in Bismarck on Oct. 4, 2019, the North Dakota Insurance …

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Godfread to Seek Re-Election

North Dakota’s insurance commissioner says he’s running for re-election. Republican Jon Godfread has scheduled news conferences next week to formally announce his campaign. He was elected to the position in November of 2016, defeating Democrat Ruth Buffalo by a 2-to-1 …

Arnold, Palsgraaf Appointed to New Positions at North Dakota Insurance Department

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has appointed John Arnold as deputy insurance commissioner and Johnny Palsgraaf as general counsel. Prior to his appointment with the North Dakota Insurance Department, Arnold served as the State Elections director for the Secretary …

North Dakota’s Health Reinsurance Program Approved by Feds

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread says the proposed state-based reinsurance program developed by the North Dakota Insurance Department for the individual health insurance market has been approved by the federal government. The reinsurance program will be in place for …

N. D. Insurance Commissioner Urges U.S. Senate to Tackle Surprise Air Ambulance Bills

In a letter sent to U.S. Senate leaders in early July, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, urged lawmakers to take action on the issue of surprise bills from air ambulance providers. Godfread wrote to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) …