Scott Kipper Returning as Nevada’s Insurance Commissioner

February 21, 2023

Scott Kipper will become the Insurance Commissioner at the Nevada Division of Insurance for the third time.

Department of Business and Industry Director Terry J. Reynolds named Kipper to the role on Tuesday. His appointment to head the DOI is effective Feb. 27. The appointment was made following the resignation of Barbara Richardson, who served in the role since 2016.

Nick Stosic, DOI’s deputy commissioner, was the interim commissioner following Richardson’s resignation. Stosic will continue his state service doing legislative work for the Department of Business and Industry. ”

Kipper served prior stints as Nevada Insurance Commissioner from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2011 to 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He most recently served as the deputy director of operations for the State of Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Prior to that he founded a private consulting firm providing technical expertise on insurance issues.

He has also served as the Insurance Administrator of the Oregon Insurance Division, Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Health Insurance for the Louisiana Department of Insurance, and Senior Regional Director for State Affairs at America’s Health Insurance Plans.

“With Scott’s extensive experience in insurance regulation, legislative expertise, and management; along with familiarity of the insurance landscape in Nevada, he will hit the ground running,” Reynolds said in a statement. “We welcome him back to the division to continue the important work of protecting consumers and ensuring the health of the insurance industry in Nevada.”

The Nevada DOI, a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, regulates Nevada’s $22 billion insurance industry.