FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/8/2019
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joseph Sviatko, 410-468-2458

Al Redmer, Jr. Reappointed For Another Term as Maryland Insurance Commissioner

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Insurance Administration today announced that the Maryland State Senate voted to confirm Al Redmer, Jr., for another term as Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner where he will oversee the independent agency’s 266 employees and an annual budget of $31 million.
 
AlRedmerJr.jpgNominated as part of the “green bag” process by Governor Larry Hogan, Redmer will need to be sworn in. His next term as Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner runs through May 31, 2022. He previously served as Commissioner from June 2003 until October 2005 and again from January 2015 until present. Commissioner Redmer is also a member of the Governor's Sub-Cabinet on International Affairs and sits on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.
 
“I am humbled and honored to serve the citizens of Maryland for another term as Insurance Commissioner,” Redmer said. “I appreciate the Governor’s confidence and the vote of confidence provided by the State Senate. However, this is a total reflection on the great work that is accomplished every day, by the dedicated men and women of the Maryland Insurance Administration. With their hard work we’ve made great strides in my last term to make the marketplace more competitive while also protecting consumers. The team at the Maryland Insurance Administration is one of the country’s most talented teams of regulators and subject matter experts; we will continue to work diligently with the Governor, the General Assembly, consumer advocate groups and industry on the most important issues related to insurance.”
 
A respected businessman and former member of the Maryland General Assembly, Commissioner Redmer managed Redmer Insurance Group, LLC, and owned Redmer Financial Group. His business experience includes forty years in the insurance business.
 
During his 13-year tenure in the General Assembly representing Baltimore County, Commissioner Redmer served two years as the House Minority Leader. Throughout his career, he has stayed involved in numerous community and nonprofit organizations.
 
Nationally, Redmer is a board member at the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). He also represents the state's interests as an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
 
A native Marylander, the Commissioner lives in Baltimore County. Together, he and his wife have five grown children and seven grandchildren.

About the Maryland Insurance Administration
 
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the MIA, please visit www.insurance.maryland.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin or Twitter at @MD_Insurance.
 
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