We want to make our members aware that Gary D. Anderson has been officially appointed the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. Anderson has served as acting Commissioner of the Division of Insurance since February of this year, when Dan Judson stepped down to take a position as head of the MA WCRIB. On behalf of MAIA, we offer our congratulations to Commissioner Anderson and we look forward to welcoming him to tomorrow’s Gourmet Luncheon at The Big Event.
Anderson joined the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as its First Deputy Commissioner in February of 2014. His 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.
Just prior to his role as the First Deputy, he served as a Policy Advisor and Senior Counsel in the Massachusetts State Senate President’s Office, where he was involved in a number of policy areas, from the state’s broad efforts to control health care costs to all matters affecting the financial services sector. 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 is a graduate of Idaho State University and Albany Law School at Union University.