Baltimore, MD – Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr., recently announced the appointment of Mr. James Steven Wright as the Maryland Insurance Administration’s new Associate Commissioner, Fraud Division. Mr. Wright brings three decades of law enforcement, military and emergency management experience to the team. He has been in the fraud division for the Maryland Insurance Administration since May 2007 and most recently served as Chief Investigator.
As Associate Commissioner, Wright will oversee the investigative unit responsible for collaborating with national, state, and local law enforcement and the insurance industry to combat insurance fraud. His team is responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal and civil insurance fraud.
“Steve has been a key contributor to our efforts to root out fraud from the system in Maryland. This promotion recognizes him for those results,” Commissioner Redmer said. “We will continue to aggressively fight insurance fraud, on both the criminal and civil side, and take action against those individuals who commit unlawful acts.”
Mr. Wright joined the Maryland Insurance Administration in May 2007 after a distinguished 28 year career with the Maryland State Police. He also served in the Maryland Air National Guard for 20 years and spent a year investigating insurance fraud for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, University College. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Fraud Claim Law Specialist, an Insurance Fraud Certified Investigator and an Associate Professional in Insurance Regulations.
Consumers are encouraged to report insurance fraud to the Maryland Insurance Administration’s Fraud Unit. You need not give your name. Simply call 1-800-846-4069 or complete this form online (PDF).
Source: MD Insurance Administration