Commissioner Glen Mulready
Glen Mulready serves as Oklahoma’s 13th insurance commissioner. A former state legislator and longtime insurance professional, he was recently unopposed in his bid for reelection, and will start a second term as insurance commissioner in 2023. Commissioner Mulready was first elected to the state-wide position in 2019. Commissioner Mulready started his insurance career as a broker in 1984 and later served in executive roles for Oklahoma’s two largest health insurance companies. In 2010, Mulready entered public service and was elected to represent West Tulsa, Jenks, and Glenpool in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. During his tenure in the house, Commissioner Mulready became a policy leader on many transformative insurance issues and held several roles, including, Insurance Committee chair and House Majority Floor Leader. In 2011, Governing Magazine named Mulready one of 17 “GOP Legislators to Watch Nationally.”
As Commissioner, Mulready has led initiatives to increase the number of health insurance carriers available to Oklahomans, bring more attention to consumer education, and remove burdensome regulation in the department’s administrative code. Since 2019, the Oklahoma Insurance Department has recovered over $20 million for Oklahoma consumers. Commissioner Mulready supports efforts to continue to apply best practices, modernize the department and embrace new technology to serve the people of Oklahoma better. Commissioner Mulready has also been a leader nationally representing Oklahoma as chairman of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Midwest Zone and chairman of the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee. As a firm believer in the free market and a longtime advocate for affordable health care for all Oklahomans, Commissioner Mulready believes creating more choices for consumers will help reduce the number of uninsured Oklahomans and improve affordability in the insurance market. When he was first elected, only two plan options were available in the Oklahoma Health Insurance Marketplace. Currently, seven insurers are now offering products to Oklahoma consumers. Moreover, Commissioner Mulready sponsored the original Insurance Business Transfer (IBT) Act, now law and is recognized as one of the most innovative insurance regulations in the country. Since 2020, the first two IBT transactions in United States history were completed in Oklahoma. In addition, Oklahoma is also focused on recruiting Captive Insurance domiciles. Over one-third of currently licensed captives came to Oklahoma during Commissioner Mulready’s first two years in office. Commissioner Mulready and Sally, his wife of 34 years, are the proud parents of three college-aged sons, Sam, Jake and Will. Commissioner Mulready is very active in the community, having served on numerous boards and committees, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, March of Dimes, Shepherds Fold Ranch Christian Summer Camp, Crime Commission and Tulsa Tough. Commissioner Mulready and his wife were the recipients of Leadership Tulsa’s Paragon Award for their work with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2018.
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