Date: December 27, 2013
For more information contact: J.P. Wieske, Public Information Officer, (608) 266-2493 or jp.wieske@wisconsin.gov

Nickel Elected to NAIC Leadership Post

Madison, WI—Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel was elected on December 15, 2013, to the post of Chair of the Midwest Zone of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The annual elections comprise the votes of the commissioners in the Zone.

The Midwest Zone is comprised of the insurance departments of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Midwest Zone focuses on insurance issues that are paramount to Midwest area insurance regulators and ensures that those issues are brought up and discussed to the full committee.

Nickel will begin serving in this role in January of 2014.


Created by the Legislature in 1871, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.