About the Department of Insurance

Department of Insurance Mission

To safeguard those affected by the business of insurance through the fulfillment of our statutory obligations and by promoting the fair and just treatment of all parties to insurance transactions. ( View Core Values)


The state of Nebraska is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace. Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in all of its major standard setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices.

Director Eric Dunning

Governor Jim Pillen appointed Eric Dunning as Director of Insurance effective January 5, 2023. Prior to his appointment, Eric served as Director of Insurance and before that, as the director of government affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. He has over 15 years of experience as an attorney for the Department of Insurance, having advised the agency leadership on legal matters pertaining to insurance regulation from 1998 to 2013. His professional career began as an attorney for the Colorado General Assembly. 

Eric earned his bachelor of arts in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and he holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Eric currently serves as Treasurer of the Nebraskaland Foundation. 

In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time at his family's place in Wheeler County, Nebraska. He is happily married with two children. 

Eric Dunning



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