Boise, ID – Idaho Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal recently announced that he will retire on December 31, 2014. Director Deal was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and began his eight-year tenure on January 2, 2007.
“My time with the Department of Insurance has been a rewarding one with challenges met and successes achieved,” says Director Deal. “I have had the pleasure of working with dedicated and professional people who have the best interests of the citizens of Idaho at heart and who work hard to provide superior customer service.”
Director Deal has been a valuable asset to the Department, having spent 46 years in the insurance industry and eight terms in the Idaho House of Representatives. His industry knowledge and political experience helped him guide the Department through a tough economy and the rules and regulations associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
“I hate to think where we would have been for the past eight years without Bill Deal at the Department of Insurance. His professionalism and steady hand have made a world of difference for the agency and the people and businesses it serves,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said. “The State of Idaho is grateful to Bill for his dedication and commitment to public service, and I am personally grateful for his sound advice and counsel, and for his enduring friendship.”
Director Deal and his wife, Joan, have a “bucket list” of adventures that have been delayed during his years of state service, and they are eager to begin this new chapter together.
Source: ID Insurance Department