Maine insurance superintendent leaving June 1

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AUGUSTA — Maine Insurance Superintendent Mila Kofman will leave her position as of June 1.

Kofman is headed the Maine Bureau of Insurance since March 2008. Kofman said her top priorities have been to increase efficiency, accountability and transparency.

State business regulation Commissioner Anne Head, who announced Kofman’s resignation Monday, said that during Kofman’s tenure Maine made homeowners’ and auto insurance rates more affordable. State officials also say Maine’s rate review process has become a national model.

In her letter of resignation dated May 2, Kofman writes she wishes LePage well in his quest to lower health insurance costs in Maine.

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“Although we have similar goals,” Kofman wrote. ” … we have different approaches of how to get there.”

Kofman also notes she is proud of her work with the state, “most importantly of improving protections for Maine’s consumers.”

Before her state service, Kofman was on the faculty at Georgetown University.

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