The Commissioner of Insurance is elected to a four-year term and may be re-elected. The Commissioner is charged with execution of all laws relative to insurance companies, corporations, associations and fraternal orders, their agents and adjusters. The duties of the Insurance Commissioner are varied and are both administrative and regulatory.
The Commissioner is also the State Fire Marshal and directs the investigation of all fires of a suspicious nature. Through the State Fire Marshal Division, the Commissioner administers the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. The Commissioner, through the Fire Service Development Division, established guidelines, use and accountability for municipal and county fire protection funds.
The Commissioner administers the Liquefied Compressed Gas Equipment Law and enforces the National Fire Protection Association Code. The Commissioner of Insurance serves on numerous boards and Associations.