MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

DEFUNCT UNITS


ACTUARIAL REVIEW
Under Life and Health Section, renamed Rate and Forms Review in 1997.

ADMINISTRATION
Abolished in 2009. Reformed in 2011.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
In 2001, renamed Administration.

AGENT & BROKER LICENSING
Under Licensing Section, renamed Producer Licensing in July 2001.

AGENT LICENSING
Under Fiscal, Licensing and Support Services, renamed Agent and Broker Licensing and moved to Licensing Section in 1997.

AUTO INSURANCE TASK FORCE TO STUDY RATES IN URBAN AREAS
Staff: Brett S. Lininger (410) 468-2014; e-mail:
blininger@mdinsurance.state.md.us

Appointed by Maryland Insurance Commissioner:
Lisa A. Gladden, Co-Chair
R. Steven Orr, Co-Chair
Joan Carter Conway; Ulysses Currie; Gloria G. Lawlah; Peter A. Hammen; Dereck E. Davis; Obie Patterson; Carolyn J. Krysiak.

Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas was formed by Maryland Insurance Commissioner in Feb. 2005. Task Force reviewed ways to reduce high auto insurance rates in urban areas and thereby reduce resulting numbers of uninsured motorists.

Task Force submitted its final report in April 2006.

COMMUNICATIONS
Renamed Communications and Consumer Services in Aug. 1999.

COMMUNICATIONS & CONSUMER SERVICES
Renamed Public Affairs in July 2005.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION SECTION
In Sept. 2004, renamed Consumer Education and Advocacy Section.

CONSUMER RESOURCES
Under Consumer Complaint Investigation Section, abolished in 2002.

CONSUMER SERVICES
Formerly under Professional and Consumer Services, renamed Consumer Resources and moved to Consumer Complaint Investigation Section in 1999.

FISCAL, LICENSING & SUPPORT SERVICES
Renamed Fiscal and Support Services in 1997, when licensing functions were transferred to Licensing Section.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Under Office of Commissioner, combined with Policy to form Policy and Government Affairs in July 2003.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Under Office of Commissioner, renamed Government Relations and Policy Development in 2009.

INQUIRY & INVESTIGATION
Under Life and Health Section, functions transferred to Consumer Complaint Investigation Section in 1997.

INQUIRY & INVESTIGATION
Under Property and Casualty Section, functions transferred to Consumer Complaint Investigation Section in 1997.

LICENSING
Renamed Producer Licensing Section in July 2001.

LICENSING COMPLIANCE & INVESTIGATION UNIT
Under Licensing Section, abolished in 2002; functions transferred to Compliance and Enforcement Section.

LIFE & HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
Inactive since 2002.

POLICY
Under Office of Commissioner, combined with Government Affairs to form Policy and Government Affairs in July 2003.

POLICY & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Under Office of Commissioner, renamed Government Relations in 2006.

PREMIUM TAX
Under Fiscal Services, abolished in Nov. 2014. Functions divided between Fiscal Services and Compliance and Enforcement Section.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY AGENCY ENFORCEMENT UNIT
Formerly under Consumer Complaint Investigation Section, renamed Agent Enforcement Unit and transferred to Property and Casualty Section in Nov. 1999.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS
Under Property and Casualty Section, renamed Complaints in 2012.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
Inactive since 2002.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY EXAMINATION
Under Office of Chief Actuary, abolished in 1998.

PROPERTY & CASUALTY RATES & FORMS REVIEW
Under Property and Casualty Section, renamed Rates and Forms in 2012.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Renamed Regulatory Affairs in July 2014.

TITLE CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
Inactive since 2002.

TRAINING & EDUCATION
Under Professional and Consumer Services, renamed Training and Facilities in 1997.

WORK GROUP ON ACCESS TO HABILITATIVE SERVICES BENEFITS
Staff: Tinna D. Quigley, Esq. (410) 468-2202; e-mail: tinna.quigley@maryland.gov
web: www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/news-center/legislative-information.html

Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Co-Chair (chosen by Maryland Insurance Commissioner)
Ariana B. Kelly, Co-Chair (chosen by Maryland Insurance Commissioner)

Appointed by Maryland Insurance Commissioner: Debora G. Badawi, M.D.; Kimberly A. Bell; Robert L. Blake, M.D.; Rachael G. Faulkner; Nancy Fitzgerald; Therese M. Goldsmith, Esq.; Edward P. Koza, M.D.; Bruce Kozlowski; Rachel London, Esq.; Brenda L. Myrick; Kelli P. Nelson; Ginny Paleg, D.Sc.PT.; Deborah R. Rivkin; Thomas J. Stengel; Abila Tazanu-Legall, M.D.; Lori Tolen; Joseph A. Vander Walde, M.D.; Joseph Winn; one vacancy.

Habilitative services are services such as occupational, physical, and speech therapy that improve a child's ability to function when child has a congenital or genetic birth defect.

In July 2012, Work Group on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits was authorized (Chapters 293 & 294, Acts of 2012). Work Group determined whether children who would benefit from and are entitled to habilitative services through their health insurance policies or contracts, or through their health maintenance organization, were actually receiving those services. Work Group considered why children are not receiving habilitative benefits, and what actions should be taken to ensure their optimum use. Work Group studied costs and benefits of expanding coverage to habilitative services for individuals up to 26 years of age.

Work Group submitted interim report in Nov. 2012 and final report in Oct. 2013.

WORK GROUP ON GENETIC TESTING
Staff: Tinna D. Quigley, Esq. (410) 468-2202; e-mail:
tquigley@mdinsurance.state.md.us

At request of Chair of House Health and Government Operations Committee, Maryland Insurance Commissioner formed Work Group on Genetic Testing in Feb. 2009. Work Group reviewed current state of genetic testing; its role in long-term care, disability, and life insurance; and its impact on privacy of health information.

Report submitted to House Health and Government Operations Committee in Dec. 2009.

WORK GROUP ON LEAD LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR RENTAL PROPERTY
Staff: Tinna D. Quigley, Esq. (410) 468-2202; e-mail:
tinna.quigley@maryland.gov
web: www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/news-center/legislative-information.html

Doyle L. Niemann, Chair (chosen by Maryland Insurance Commissioner)

Appointed by Maryland Insurance Commissioner: John F. Banghart; Gary L. Chandler; Frank F. Daily; Therese M. Goldsmith, Esq.; Ge Han, Ph.D.; Lesa N. Hoover, Esq.; Karen Stakem Hornig, Esq.; Saul E. Kerpelman; Ruth Ann Norton; Steven W. Sachs; John J. Scott, Jr.; Alfred Singer; Adam D. Skolnik; Pamela Young.

Appointed by Senate President: Robert J. Garagiola; Catherine E. Pugh.

Appointed by House Speaker: Pamela G. Beidle; Doyle L. Niemann.

Ex officio: Horacio A. Tablado, designee of Secretary of the Environment; Clifford S. Mitchell, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Edward G. Landon, designee of Secretary of Housing & Community Development.

Work Group on Lead Liability Protection for Rental Property was convened by Maryland Insurance Commissioner in June 2012 (Chapter 373, Acts of 2012). Work Group considered feasibility of either encouraging insurance industry to provide lead liability coverage for owners of pre-1978 rental property, or establishing other mechanisms or an insurance fund to provide for such insurance. In addition, Work Group evaluated extent to which private risk management tools, such as insurance and bonds, are available on commercial market.

Final report submitted Nov. 2012.

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