Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
Gary CohenDeputy Administrator & Director
Gary joined CMS in August as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). Gary returned to CMS to lead the implementation of a major component of the ACA from his most recent position as Chief Counsel to the California Health Benefit Exchange Board. As the chief legal advisor, Gary provided policy guidance and legal counsel on matters pertaining to the Exchange, its programs and operations.
Prior to joining the California Exchange, Gary was the Director of the Oversight Group at CCIIO. As Oversight Group Director, his responsibilities included implementation, compliance and enforcement of the market rules, medical loss ratio, and rate review provisions. In previous positions, he served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the California Department of Insurance, Chief of Staff to Congressman John Garamendi, and General Counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds a law degree from Stanford University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.
Acting Deputy Director for Operations: James T. Kerr
Deputy Director for Policy: Chiquita Brooks-LaSure