Alan McClain was appointed as Arkansas’s 24th Insurance Commissioner by Governor Asa Hutchinson on April 3, 2020. Prior to his appointment, McClain served for five years as Commissioner of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS)—a sister agency of the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) under the state Department of Commerce.
Prior to that, his career had been primarily in the field of workers’ compensation insurance, working with the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in addition to a 13-year stint with the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission where he spent almost nine years as its Chief Executive Officer.
Commissioner McClain began his career in state government in 1992 at the Department, spending eight years in its Public Employee Claims Division.
Prior to joining AID, McClain served as a claims manager for self-insured workers compensation policies at Sedgwick Insurance Group.
McClain has also served on the Arkansas Workforce Development Board and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
McClain has also served as President of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and the President of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (IAIABC), where he also served as Co-Chair of the NAIC/IAIABC Joint Working Group.
Additionally, he served as the regulator for companies seeking to self-insure, as well as workers’ compensation self-insured groups.
McClain is a native of Arkansas and holds an undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Conway, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.