Jennifer Hammer
(Midwest Zone)

Chicago Office/Mailing Address
Illinois Department of Insurance
122 S. Michigan Avenue, 19th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: 312.814.2420
Fax: 312.814.5416

Illinois Department of Insurance
320 W. Washington Street, 4th Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62767-0001
Phone: 217.782.4515
Fax: 217.782.5020

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Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Jennifer Hammer as Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) effective January 17, 2017, and she was confirmed as Director on February 15, 2017.

Jennifer brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare law and policy to the DOI. Prior to her appointment, Jennifer served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of the Governor where she worked closely with state agencies to develop and implement the Governor's public policy agenda.

Previously, she served as Special Counsel to the Governor and Policy Advisor for Healthcare and Human Services. In this role, she coordinated all healthcare-related agencies, including the DOI. Jennifer oversaw the transition of Get Covered Illinois, Illinois' Health Insurance Marketplace, from an independent commission to the DOI.

Prior to joining state government, Jennifer was Associate Vice President/Legal Counsel for Government Affairs for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and a lawyer in private practice with a focus on insurance defense, healthcare, business and advising clients on legislation including the Affordable Care Act.

Jennifer has a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

She resides in Springfield, Illinois.