Anita G. Fox
(Secretary, Midwest Zone)
Department of Insurance and Financial Services
P.O. Box 30220
Lansing, MI 48909-7720
Phone: (517) 284-8800
Fax: (517) 284-8837
Stevens T. Mason Building, 7th Floor
530 W. Allegan
Lansing, MI 48933
DIFS is the State of Michigan department responsible for regulating Michigan's financial industries, including banks, credit unions, and insurance and mortgage companies. DIFS provides a focal point for consumer protection, enables efficient and effective regulation, and positions the insurance and financial services sector of Michigan's economy for growth. The agency is staffed by more than 350 professionals dedicated to promoting economic growth and protecting Michigan consumers by ensuring that the companies that it regulates are safe and sound, follow state and federal law, and are entitled to the public confidence.
Ms. Fox has more than three decades of legal experience, including managing complex litigation in federal and state courts in Michigan and nationwide. She is a recognized authority in insurance coverage. She has lectured for Mealy's Insurance in the U.S. and abroad, in addition to teaching Insurance Law at Michigan State University College of Law.
Ms. Fox was inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. She has also served in a staff advisory role on several U.S. Presidential campaigns and was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve as board member and legal counsel for a number of charitable foundations.