On September 20, 2023, the New Hampshire Insurance Department announced the confirmation of DJ Bettencourt as the Commissioner of the department, following
approval by the Executive Council. Commissioner Bettencourt has served as Deputy Commissioner since January of 2021 and was nominated by Governor Christopher Sununu.
“At the outset, I want to commend the remarkable team at the New Hampshire Insurance Department, who are committed to serving the people of the Granite State,” said Commissioner Bettencourt. “Over the past year, the department has achieved significant milestones that underscore its commitment to safeguarding consumers and ensuring the stability of the insurance market. These accomplishments include processing an unprecedented number of insurance adjusters and producers, exceeding tax revenue projections, and achieving record consumer recoveries.”
“As Commissioner, my key priorities include making New Hampshire a gold standard for mental health parity, preserving the small group market to ensure access to affordable coverage for small businesses, and assisting non-profits in obtaining critical insurance coverages to support their vital work in the community. Internally, our team will remain focused on recruitment and retention of top talent and continuing our department’s modernization efforts to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations.”
“I am deeply honored to lead the New Hampshire Insurance Department, and I am eager to collaborate with our exceptional team and stakeholders to ensure a competitive, secure, and consumer-focused insurance marketplace that serves the best interests of all New Hampshire residents and businesses.”