Humphreys Confirmed as Pennsylvania Insurance Chief

July 17, 2023

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Humphreys to serve as the state’s insurance commissioner. Governor Josh Shapiro nominated Humphreys, who previously served as acting commissioner, to the top position at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in January.

Humphreys succeeded Jessica Altman, who resigned the position last February to become chief executive officer of Covered California.

Humphreys served as the chief of staff beginning in September 2019. Prior to coming to Pennsylvania, he served as assistant commissioner of insurance at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

When nominated by Shapiro in January, Humphreys was tasked with strengthening enforcement of mental health parity laws. Humphreys said the department has taken steps to identify insurance companies for areas of non-compliance and improve resources for consumers and providers to understand potential parity violations.

Humphreys said he is also working to carry out Shapiro’s priority of improved response times for professional licensing and pushing the department to work efficiently for licensed insurance producers.