Gary Anderson has been appointed Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance

Gary Anderson has been appointed the Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance.  He has served as the acting Commissioner of the Division of Insurance since February 24, 2017, and previously served in this role from January 2015 to April 2015.  The Division of Insurance is responsible for regulation of the insurance industry and protection of consumers.

Gary Anderson joined the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as its First Deputy Commissioner in February of 2014. Anderson’s responsibilities included strategic planning and policy development for every aspect of the agency, while assisting in decision-making and policy development in matters involving all lines of insurance and developing and advocating legislative and policy priorities for the Administration. His insurance experience began in 1999 with a regional carrier in the northwestern United States.  He is also a former aide to former Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray and Sen. Anthony Petruccelli.  Prior to his work in the Senate President’s Office, he worked as the General Counsel for the Financial Services Committee, where he handled legislation related to insurance and banking.

Anderson’s private sector work also includes experience at a pharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for negotiating the tiered status of pharmaceuticals in the hospital setting.

He has a B.A. in history from Idaho State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Albany Law School of Union University.