Martin Schwartzman is now the deputy superintendent for strategic planning and market initiatives at the New York State Insurance Department.

Schwartzman will “ensure that the insurance department is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible in meeting the needs of consumers and industry,” according to New York department officials.

“Schwartzman will review agency procedures and processes and propose changes to ensure that the department is as efficient and effective as possible,” officials say. “He will also study the department’s structure to make sure that it fits the current state of the insurance market.”

Schwartzman also will be responsible for ensuring that policyholders have choices and that New York is “an attractive place for insurers to conduct business,” officials say.

Schwartzman previously was chief of the New York department’s Life Bureau.

Schwartzman has a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University. He holds the Certified Financial Examiner, Certified Insurance Examiner and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter professional designations.