Iowa State Resources:
1. State Insurance Commissioner:
The Iowa Insurance Division supervises all insurance business transacted in the state, including health maintenance organizations and mutual hospital and health service corporations. The insurance commissioner grants permission to companies wishing to sell insurance in Iowa and has general control over all aspects of their business, from the forms they use to the rates they charge. The commissioner also serves as the administrator of the securities act which involves the licensing of brokerage firms and their agents, examining new securities offerings and investigating investment fraud cases.
2. State Medical Board:
Iowa State Medical Board – The Board regulates the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, osteopathy, and acupuncture under the authority of Iowa Code chapters 147, 148, 148E, 150, 150A, and 272C.