Edward J. Muhl, Former Md. Commissioner Named by Pataki as N.Y. Insurance Sup't.

ALBANY. N.Y. (CNS) -- Edward J. Muhl, former Insurance Commissioner of Maryland has been named New York State Insurance Commissioner by Governor George E. Pataki.

Muhl. of West Chester Pennsylvania, was Insurance chief of Maryland from 1982 to 1988 and was also president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

While Commissioner, Muhl was responsible for solvency regulation and regulatory oversight of 3.800 licensed insurers and was responsible for prior approval regulation of all rates and forms of property, casualty and life and health operations.

Before becoming Commissioner. Muhl was director of Claims for the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's largest writer of private passenger auto coverages. He was Responsible for the entire claim operations, administration, budget, human resources and technical staff. He created the claim operation, and developed all of the management and statistical reporting processes.

Muhl. a graduate of the University of Baltimore, is senior vice president of Reliance Insurance Group, a multi-line traditional and specialty line group of affiliate insurance companies writing policies county-wide and in foreign jurisdictions. The group has offices in Philadelphia and New York.

Muni's service affiliations include: chairing of the board of directors of the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation of New York and serving as a...

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