In Missouri, the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration is responsible for regulating the consumer service industries that operate within the state. The department ensures that laws and regulations are followed and works to protect all consumers.
Missouri Insurance Commissioner
Governor Jay Nixon named John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration in February of 2009. The Missouri Senate approved Mr. Huff's appointment later that month. With 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, Director Huff is in charge of protecting Missouri consumers by regulating the 500,000 insurance professionals and 7,000 insurance companies, banks and credit unions and other professionals. The department has a staff of over 550 people. Director Huff earned a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University, an MBA from St. Louis University and a juris doctorate from the Washington School of Law.
Missouri Annuity Resources
The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institution and Professional Registration maintains a website at http://insurance.mo.gov/. Residents of Missouri can search the site for annuity resources using terms such as "immediate annuity", "deferred annuity" and "variable annuity". The articles on the site outline a number of different types of annuities, who annuities are suitable for and whether or not disciplinary action has been taken against an agent or company. The site also defines and explains how annuities work and what rights consumers have when they purchase them. For more information about annuities in Missouri, investors can call (573) 751-4126. The office is located at 301 West High Street, Room 530, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
|State Commissioner:||John M. Huff|
|Insurance Hotline:||(573) 751-4126|
|Annuity Guarantee Limit:||$100,000|
|Links:||Life Insurance and Annuities|