Troy Oechsner

Mr. Oechsner is the Acting Executive Deputy Superintendent for the Insurance Division at the New York State Department of Financial Service (DFS), with responsibilities for the regulatory oversight of all commercial insurance (including health, life and property insurance) in New York State. He previously served for over eight years as Deputy Superintendent for Health at DFS, with responsibilities including licensing, examination and regulation of all health insurers. Mr. Oechsner was part of a team that implemented the Affordable Care Act in New York, restored regulatory oversight of health insurance rates and passed legislation protecting consumers from surprise bills from out-of-network doctors, among other initiatives. He is also an adjunct professor at Albany Law School. Before joining DFS, Mr. Oechsner served as Deputy Bureau Chief of the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau, where he directed litigation against health plans, drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, doctors and hospitals for illegal and deceptive business practices. In addition, he served as an appellate lawyer at the Attorney General, as well as personal law clerk to Judge Stewart Hancock in the New York State Court of Appeals. Prior to law school, Mr. Oechsner worked as a community organizer in Lynn, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the State University of New York, with a BA degree in history and a JD. A Delmar resident, Mr. Oechsner coaches his son's soccer team and plays in a zydeco band in his spare time.

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