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Division of Insurance

Regulating the insurance industry to protect Alaskan consumers

Meet the Director

Lori Wing-Heier
Division Director

Lori Wing-Heier was appointed Director of the Division of Insurance in February 2014. Director Wing-Heier has approximately 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including as a broker and agent.

She most recently served as Director of Risk Management at a large Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation where she designed and implemented a comprehensive enterprise-wide risk management program.

She also served as senior vice-president at a national brokerage, working with Alaskan entities throughout the state, and as president of the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers, Inc.

COVID-19 Information

Governor Dunleavy Praises the Division of Insurance's COVID-19 Response
“The Division of Insurance is unique, in that it is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic from both the health care angle and the economic crisis aspect,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “I am pleased that in coordination with the incident command team, Director Wing-Heier is finding solutions to return premiums and reduce payments for Alaskans – providing help now.”
Press Release

Alaska Leads the Nation in Protecting Insurance Consumers During the COVID-19 Crisis
Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier Steps Up on Behalf of Last Frontier Consumers


Headlines

  • Individual Market Open Enrollment Extended to August 15
    Press Release
  • Alaska Reinsurance Program Funded at $78.4 Million for Plan Year 2021
    Alaska is set to receive $78,442,889 in 2021 for the Alaska Reinsurance Program, the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services and Treasury announced this week.
    “This is wonderful news,” said Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier. “Our reinsurance program has been a great success and provided reduced premiums since its inception.” The waiver provides flexibility to address state-specific issues and improve the health care insurance market.
    Press Release
  • B21-05 (supersedes Bulletin B21-03):
    Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers in the State of Alaska
  • B21-04
    Annual Survey on Health Insurance
  • B21-03 (reissued, supersedes Bulletin B20-13):
    Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers in the State of Alaska
  • B21-02 (supersedes Bulletin B20-02):
    Non-Grandfathered Plan Extended Transition
  • R21-04:
    Order to Insurers Offering Health Care Plans to Remove Restrictions on Access to Health Care Services
  • R21-03:
    Order Relating to COVID-19 Vaccinations and Treatments to Health Insurers offering Health Care Insurance policies in the state of Alaska
  • R21-02:
    Order Extending Protections to Consumers During COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Emergency
  • R21-01:
    Order to Health Insurers During Covid-19 Disaster Emergency
  • B21-01:
    Repeal Of Bulletin B20-22 Regarding Fair Treatment To Consumers Following The Flooding In Southeast Alaska
  • B20-25:
    Reporting of Statistical Data

Consumers

Learn about your insurance rights and how to file a complaint. Explore rates and coverage options for your auto, health, home, and life insurance. Use other consumer tools to enroll in health care, research a company or agent, take a home inventory, and more!

Producers

Get licensed or renew your license. Verify your compliance and continuing education requirements. Print and search licenses, add lines of authority, and other online tools.

Insurers

Search for companies and admissions. File amendments, annual filings, and taxes.

Surplus Lines

List of eligible surplus lines insurers and placement lists, applications and eligibility continuation instructions.

Resources

Public records requests, insurance law, bulletins and notices, hearing and regulatory orders, financial and market conduct examinations, surplus lines tax audits, annual reports, and more.

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About Us

Learn about the division's licensing, compliance and oversight functions, meet Director Lori Wing-Heier, seek assistance from our Consumer Services section, report potentially fraudulent and/or deceptive activity to our Investigations section, and contact our staff.