Commissioner Donelon Names Scott Kipper as Deputy Commissioner
of Office of Health
Jim Donelon named Scott Kipper as the Louisiana Department of Insurance
(LDI) Deputy Commissioner of the Office of
Health. He will begin work on August 9. “This is a critical time
for the Department of Insurance as we begin the implementation phase
of national health care reform,” said Donelon. “Having
Mr. Kipper at the helm of the Office of Health will provide the expertise
needed for the massive changes we will experience in Louisiana with
health care reform and its impact on consumers and the health insurance
market.” Kipper will also have oversight of all lines of health
insurance, supplemental health products, and the Senior Health Insurance
Information Program (SHIIP).
Kipper previously served as Deputy Commissioner of LDI’s Office
of Health from September 2005 – December 2007. At that time he
led the development, implementation, and enforcement of emergency rules
to ensure the continuation of health insurance coverage after Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita. Most recently, Kipper has served as Nevada’s
Commissioner of Insurance, where he worked from December 2008 until
this appointment. Previously, Kipper served as the Oregon Insurance
Administrator from December 2007 – December 2008.
Kipper's career has focused on insurance and regulatory issues.
He served as Senior Regional Director of state affairs for
Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), where he managed legislative and
regulatory activities in eight states. As a government relations
Electric Capital Assurance Co. Kipper worked with state and federal
agencies on legislation affecting the long-term care industry.
He also worked two years as a health analyst for the National
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Kipper began his
regulatory career with the Wyoming Department of Insurance working
nearly five years as a life and health insurance
consultant as well as consumer and legislative liaison. He began
his insurance career as an independent life and health agent
in 1985. Kipper earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
from the University of Wyoming.