Gov.-Elect Wolf Announces New Insurance Commissioner

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf recently appointed Teresa Miller to be the state’s new insurance commissioner in his incoming administration, succeeding Michael Consedine, who will leave the Insurance Department after Wolf’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Miller, an attorney and partner at Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group, and former administrator of the Oregon Insurance Division, has “extensive experience in the health sector at both the state and federal levels,” said the state’s transition team website. Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group focuses on issues related to the implementation and enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state and federal insurance health care regulations.

While in Oregon, she received national recognition for her efforts to improve the rates review process. She also helped roll out the regulations and guided the implementation of key provisions of the ACA.

She previously served as acting director of the State Exchanges Group, the Oversight Group, and the Insurance Programs Group at the Centers for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Earlier in her career, she served as legislative director to the former Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski and attorney for the Oregon Department of Justice.

“Pennsylvania faces difficult challenges ahead, and I am confident that these highly qualified individuals will help me move our commonwealth forward,” Wolf said about his recent appointments.