Michael T. McRaith, is the director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. Prior to his appointment, Director McRaith spent 15 years in private practice as an attorney in Chicago. Director McRaith represented national and regional financial institutions, including insurers, in finance-related litigation. McRaith is also Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). McRaith’s NAIC-related work ensures that Illinois consumers and domestic industries are nationally represented. McRaith has previously served as chairman of the NAIC’s Midwest Zone and chair or vice chair of numerous substantive committees, including the Property and Casualty (C) Committee, the Rating Agency Working Group, Industry Liaison Committee, the Health Insurance Exchange Working Group, and the Broker Activities Task Force.
He serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (a high-risk health insurance pool). He supervises the state’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), and has actively participated in developing, drafting, and advocating for statewide and national health insurance modernization.
McRaith serves on the executive committee of the board of directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the board of directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Chicago Chapter. McRaith was honored to receive a 2010 President’s Award from the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.
McRaith received a B.A. from Indiana University and J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago.