The Arizona Department of Insurance begins 2015 with a reorganization that will streamline management and optimize resources by merging similar operations of two divisions into a new Rate & Form Division.
The Rate & Form Division now combines the rate and form review and analysis for both the Life & Health Division and what had been the Property & Casualty Division.
There will no longer be an independent Property & Casualty Division, which had been administered by Dean Ehler. Ehler retired Dec. 31, 2014 after nearly twenty years of service to the Department.
“Dean ran the Property & Casualty Division efficiently and effectively, and he had a wealth of institutional knowledge. He will be missed by everyone here,” said Germaine Marks, Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. “His retirement, however, forced us to consider how we could more effectively maximize Department resources.”
Erin H. Klug, who most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Life & Health Division, will lead the new Rate & Form Division. The new Rate and Form Division now includes three sections: the Property & Casualty Section, Life & Health Section and the Health Insurance Oversight Section (to include Affordable Care Act and network/managed care activities).
The licensing functions performed by the Life & Health and Property & Casualty divisions will now be overseen in the Financial Affairs Division by Cary W. Cook, the Chief Financial Compliance Officer
Phone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail addresses, of ADOI employees within the two divisions are not expected to change with the creation of the new Rate and Form Division.