Doug Anderson provides counsel on insurance law and regulatory compliance to global, national and regional insurance companies, trade associations, healthcare systems and businesses across all of the healthcare, life and property and casualty segments of the insurance industry.

A former regulator, Doug provides insight and perspective in assisting insurance companies, businesses and health plans achieve their business goals and objectives in a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Insurance regulatory filings and approvals
  • State and federal health insurance reform and related product and operational compliance
  • Development of compliance programs, risk mitigation strategies, policies and procedures, and internal controls
  • Preparation of policy forms, marketing materials, provider and vendor contracts, and related regulatory filings
  • Strategic planning and market analysis
  • Formation and licensure of insurance companies
  • Structuring mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings to comport with regulatory requirements
  • Defense of market conduct exams, financial exams and administrative proceedings
  • New product development and market entry issues

His deep experience in health insurance regulation includes advising insurance companies and corporate and equity sponsors on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions between health insurance companies and leading healthcare providers.

He also advises health insurance companies on state and federal health insurance reform and assists with strategic planning and product development. He counsels health insurers participating in government programs such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, and state and federal employee benefit programs. He also provides counsel to multiple employer welfare arrangements, alliances and consortiums. In addition, Doug serves as an expert witness on insurance-related issues and is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance issues.

He previously served as the Chief Policy Officer, Assistant Director and Attorney for the Ohio Department of Insurance, where he worked to enforce and apply state and federal insurance law. In that role, he served as Co-Chair of Ohio's Health Insurance Exchange Planning Task Force, Team Leader for Ohio State Coverage Initiative and Project Leader to implement a high-risk pool in Ohio.

Doug’s community involvement includes serving as a member of the Perry Township Zoning Commission and a volunteer for the Columbus Legal Aid Society, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

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  • The Ohio State University, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.


  • Ohio


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Health Care Collaborative of Central Ohio (board and executive committee member)
  • The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (board and executive committee member)
  • Columbus Bar Association Insurance Agency (board member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association’s Insurance and Health Care Committees (member)
  • Columbus Bar Association’s Health Law and Employment Committees (member)
  • America’s Health Insurance Plan (individual member)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2024

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