Office of Insurance Regulation
State of Florida
Senior Issues Task Force
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
200 E. Gaines Street, 121B Larson Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Mary Beth Senkewicz, JD, is the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation's deputy commissioner for Life & Health. As such, Ms. Senkewicz oversees the daily activities of the L&H Product Review and L&H Financial Oversight Units, which are responsible for the regulation of all insurers operating in Florida in relation to life and health form and rate filings; licensure; and financial solvency. She previously lived in Washington, DC, where she had a private consulting practice, specializing in health policy and insurance. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship about the issues concerning health insurance and small businesses, and recently testified on behalf of the Office before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on the life settlement industry. She also testified before that same committee on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on long-term care insurance. On behalf of Commissioner Kevin McCarty, she chairs the NAIC’s Senior Issues Task Force.
Ms. Senkewicz was formerly senior health policy counsel and legislative advisor at the NAIC for over 11 years. She served as support staff for the NAIC’s Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee and the Senior Issues Task Force. She was the NAIC representative on the Board of the Long Term Care Insurance Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provided a nonpartisan educational forum about the evolving long-term care insurance marketplace. She was NAIC representative to, and chair of, the Public Sector Advisory Committee of the National Committee on Quality Assurance. She has been an expert speaker at a variety of health seminars across the country. Prior to joining the NAIC, Ms. Senkewicz supervised the Consumer Affairs Division of the Wyoming Insurance Department and served as the Insurance Department’s liaison to the Governor’s Health Care Reform Commission. She is also a former executive director of the Wyoming State Bar.
Ms. Senkewicz received her JD degree from St. John’s University in New York City. She has a BA degree in English and philosophy from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She was the first Cabrini alumna to receive the College’s Ivy Young Willis Memorial Award, established to honor women in public affairs.