Jim Long, 68, a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, died Monday.
Long, who suffered a stroke Jan. 21, had served as North Carolina insurance commissioner for 24 years. He retired in January.
Long collapsed while attending the final meeting of a state legislative committee that was studying how to improve payment of claims following a major hurricane.
Long was NAIC president in 1991.
The NAIC, Kansas City, Mo., honored him for his service at its 2008 winter meeting.