New Hampshire Commissioner Roger Sevigny answering questions on Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Roger Sevigny has been reappointed as New Hampshire’s insurance commissioner by Gov. Maggie Hassan.

The appointment now awaits final approval from the state’s Executive Council.

The nomination was made to the Executive Council on May 15.

Sevigny was originally appointed to the job by Republican Gov. Craig Benson in 2003.

Hassan is a Democrat, but Democrats control the Executive Council, 3-2, as a result of last November’s election.

Sevigny is a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and currently is chairman of the NAIC’s Producer Licensing Task Force.

He is also a member of the NAIC Life Insurance and Annuities Committee and the NAIC/State Government Liaison Committee, as well as the International Insurance Relations Leadership Group, the Accounting Practices and Procedures Task Force and the Examination Oversight Task Force.

“For nearly a decade, Roger Sevigny has worked to protect consumers and improve the health of New Hampshire’s residents by providing appropriate oversight of New Hampshire’s insurance market,” Hansen said in announcing the appointment.

“Sevigny’s continued service will be invaluable as we work to leverage the tools provided by the federal Affordable Care Act to expand health coverage to more families while strengthening our economy and improving the quality of insurance products,” she said.

In commenting on his re-appointment, Sevigny said, “It is an honor to serve the people of New Hampshire, and I look forward to continue working with Governor Hassan to improve and enhance insurance coverage for all Granite Staters.”

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