Grace Arnold

Grace Arnold


(Midwest Zone)

Mailing Address

Minnesota Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 280
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Phone: (651) 539-1500

Fax: (651) 539-1547

Street Address

Same as mailing address

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Governor Tim Walz appointed Grace Arnold as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce effective April 15, 2021. Arnold was appointed Temporary Commissioner on September 11, 2020. Previously, Arnold served as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance. In this role, she oversaw solvency, policy form approval, rate review and review of insurance transactions for life insurance, health insurance and property & casualty insurance business conducted in Minnesota.

Before joining the Department, Arnold led the development of individual and family plans at Bright Health, a Minneapolis-based health insurance carrier. Prior to her time at Bright Health, Arnold held a variety of positions at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, most recently as Chief of Staff to the Chief Technology Officer. In that role, she helped lead the technology turnaround of healthcare.gov. Prior to her role in the Office of the CTO, she led risk adjustment policy making.

Arnold has a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University and holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Macalester College.
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