Maryland Annuity

The Maryland Insurance Administration helps consumers make educated decisions about insurance coverage. It is an independently run state agency in charge of regulating Maryland's insurance companies. It protects policyholders by making sure that insurance companies doing business in Maryland act in accordance with established insurance laws.

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Maryland Insurance Commissioner

Prior to her January 2010 appointment as Acting Commissioner of the Maryland Insurance Administration, Elizabeth "Beth" Sammis was the Deputy Commissioner under Ralph S. Tyler. Ms. Sammis has also held the position of Vice President for Government Affairs, Mid-Atlantic Region for United Heathcare. She has also served as the Deputy Director of the Health Care Access and Cost Commission and as a Legislative Analyst. Ms. Sammis graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and holds an M.A and Ph.D in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently resides with her family in Severna Park.

Maryland Annuity Resources

Ensuring that consumers are protected from illegal insurance practices is the primary responsibility of the Maryland Insurance Administration. It ensures that all insurance companies that sell products within the state of Maryland are operating in accordance with established state law. The Glossary of Insurance Terms is available for consumers looking to make sense of insurance and annuity terms as they are used in their policies. The Maryland Insurance Administration is located at 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202. The Administration can be reached at (410) 468-2000. For more information, visit the website at

Capital: Annapolis
State Commissioner: Elizabeth Sammis
Insurance Hotline: (410) 468-2090
Annuity Guarantee Limit: $100,000
Links: Consumer Guide to Annuities