Updates 

Check here for regulatory updates to keep your agency compliant.

October 26, 2020

New York - Lloyd's Syndicate #2358 added to ELANY's list of E&S insures

Bulletin No. 2020-44


October 21, 2020

Florida - Remote licensing examinations via Pearson Vue

Notice


Wisconsin - Update for agent licensing remote testing process

Notice


October 16, 2020

Alabama - Jimmy Gunn appointed to Deputy Insurance Commissioner

Notice


October 15, 2020

Hawaii - Online applications mandated for certain license applications and certain license renewals

Memorandum 2020-13LIC


October 14, 2020

Iowa - Annuity "Best Interest" training requirements

Bulletin 20-12


October 13, 2020

Georgia - Commissioner King extends agent license renewals through the end of 2020

Notice


October 12, 2020

Michigan - PSI testing centers are testing at 50% capacity

Notice


October 7, 2020

Massachusetts - Individual insurance license extensions granted during the COVID19 health crisis

Bulletin 2020-29


October 6, 2020

New York - License renewal reminder for excess line brokers

Bulletin No 2020-43


October 1, 2020 

Alabama - Extends COVID19 emergency agent licensing issues

Bulletin No 2020-19


Georgia - Transition to Pearson Vue for insurance producer licensing applications

Bulletin 20-EX-11


Georiga - New filing and payment system for collection of premium tax, related penalties, and interest

Directive 20-EX-8


Maryland - Non-resident insurance producers cancellation pursuant to 10-119 of the insurance article annotated code of Maryland

Bulletin 20-41


Nebraska - Waiver of proctor requirements extended through December 31st

Notice


Pennsylvania - Discontinuation of temporary resident producer license

Notice 2020-21


September 30, 2020

Tennessee - Department of Commerce and Insurance transitioning to the new version of SBS effective October 13, 2020

Notice


Texas - TDI Commissioner, approved SLTX stamping fee decrease to 0.075% effective January 1, 2021

Notice


September 29, 2020

Maryland - Term and reinstatement of registration requirements for third party administrators

Bulletin 20-40


Nebraska - Electronic filing with OptIns

Notice


Texas - SLTX will not accept any filings with an effective date of 01/01/2021 or later until feedback is received on reducing the stamping fee.

Notice


September 28, 2020

New York - Part C affidavit submissions

Bulletin No 2020-42


September 25, 2020

Maryland - New vendor to administer Maryland insurance administration licensing examinations

Notice


Minnesota - Prohibited practices fro continuing education courses

Administrative Bulletin 2020-4


September 18, 2020

Idaho - Surplus lines association will soon go live with InsCipher in October

Notice


September 15, 2020

South Carolina - Discontinuation of temporary producer licenses for new applications due to COVID19

Bulletin 2020-03A


September 11, 2020

New Jersey - Remote testing option for insurance producer and public adjuster license candidates

Bulletin No 20-32


September 10, 2020

South Dakota - Termination of temporary insurance producer licenses

Bulletin 20-05


September 9, 2020

California - Per the hearing notice, requesting proposed additions, modifications, and deletions to export list

Bulletin 1397


FINRA - 2021 Renewal program calendar

Notice


September 8, 2020

New York - Excess lines broker license bonding not required

Bulletin No 2020-41


August 31, 2020

Alabama - Producer, adjuster, and title insurance agent licensing issues in light of the COVID19 emergency

Bulletin No 2020-16


Louisiana - Mandatory registration of business entities acting as insurance producers

Advisory Letter 2016-02


Louisiana - Change of address electronic submission required

Bulletin 09-11


August 28, 2020

Michigan - Remote testing options for license examinations to begin Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Memorandum


August 26, 2020

Texas - Electronic transactions and signatures on surety bonds

Bulletin B-0035-20


August 24, 2020

New Mexico - Allows broker-dealers to conduct remote, on-site branch exams for 2020

Notice


August 21, 2020

Alaska - Licensing exam changes.

Bulletin B20-17


Illinois - COVID19 executive orders extended to September 19, 2020

Order 2020-52


August 20, 2020

Texas - SLTX Industry News

E-News


August 19, 2020

Florida - This week at FSLSO

E-News


August 17, 2020

California - License examination remote testing to begin Monday, August 24, 2020

Notice


Iowa - The Insurance Division is moving August 21, 2020

Notice


Louisiana - Changes to LDI website relative to the Insurance Data Security Law

Notice


August 13, 2020

Florida - This week at FSLSO

E-News


Mississippi - Lawsuit filed against a company accused in an ongoing business scam

Notice


Texas - SLTX surplus lines news

Notice


August 12, 2020

FINRA - FINRA alerts firms to use of fake FINRA domain name

Regulatory Notice 20-27


August 10, 2020

Delaware - Catastrophe claim reporting form relating to storm Isaias

Bulletin No 122


New Jersey - Extension of suspension or requirement for an independent monitor for continuing education courses in response to COVID19

Bulletin No 20-29


New York - Individual producer licenses expiration date fourth extension

Bulletin No 2020-40


North Carolina - the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association, has announced that payment of the NCSL taxes can now be paid directly by ACH.

Notice


August 6, 2020

Colorado - Adoption of procedural order regarding temporary individual resident and non-resident insurance producer licenses

Notice


Florida - This week at FSLSO

E-News


Illinois - Executive order No.  2020-48 extended Executive order 2020-29 through August 22, 2020

Notice


Kentucky - Payment of quarterly surplus lines premium taxes

Bulletin 2020-05


New York - COVID19 and insurance producer licensing requirements

Insurance Circular Letter No. 9


North Carolina - The current COVID19 accommodations are extended through October 31, 2020

Notice


August 4, 2020

Connecticut - Discontinuing issuing temporary insurance producer license for new resident applicants.

Notice


August 3, 2020

New Jersey - Temporary insurance producer license electronic application procedure

Bulletin No 20-28


July 29, 2020

Alabama - Producer, adjuster, and title insurance agent licensing issues in light of the COVID19 emergency modification of bulletins No 2020-03, 2020-10 and 2020-12

Bulletin No 2020-15


Florida - This week at FSLSO

E-News


July 28, 2020

Nebraska - Date extended for Nebraska waive proctor requirements

Notice


July 27, 2020

Montana - Insurance fraud reporting

Bulletin


July 24, 2020

Illinois - Semi-Annual surplus lines tax statements are due August 1st

Notice


July 23, 2020

Florida - This week at FSLSO

E-News


Idaho - New e-filing platform effective October 1st

Bulletin


Texas - SLTX Industry News

Notice


July 21, 2020

Texas - Expect up to 4 weeks for fingerprint appointments.

Notice


July 20, 2020

Connecticut - Insurance data security law becomes effective October 1, 2020

Bulletin IC-42


FINRA - Online test delivery webinars

Notice


July 17, 2020

Alaska - Eligible surplus lines insurers in the state of Alaska

Bulletin B 20-13


Hawaii - The application and effective dates of insurance commissioner memorandums 2020-1LIC, 2020-4A and 2020-5LIC

Memorandum 2020-9A


July 16, 2020

Texas - SLTX industry news

Newsletter


July 15, 2020

Colorado - Insurance licensing testing now available online, making exams safer and more convenient for testing candidates

News Release


Florida - This week at FSLSO E-Newsletter

E-News


SLAS - System Maintenance July 18th and 19th

E-News


July 14, 2020

Texas - Veterans can now be reimbursed for insurance exams fees.

Notice


July 13, 2020

FINRA - Remote exam updates

Notice


Lloyd's - Lloyd's of London to drop several US licenses

Notice


July 10, 2020

Minnesota - Temporary producer licensing update

Regulatory Guidance 20-31


July 9, 2020

Arkansas - Travel Insurance draft rules

Rule 112


Florida - FSLSO e-newsletter

Newsletter


Rhode Island - Title insurance guidelines

Bulletin 2020-08


Texas - SLTX industry News

Notice


July 7, 2020

Georgia - Updated fingerprinting process for insurance applications

Bulletin 20-EX-9


July 3, 2020

Texas - Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas plan of operation amendment

No 2020-6384


July 1, 2020

District of Columbia - Reissued compliance with regulatory requirements during the COVID19 crisis.

Notice


Kentucky - 2020 General assembly insurance legislation 

Bulletin 2020-04


New York - Coronavirus and insurance producer licensing requirements

Supplement No 2 to insurance circular letter No 9


Oregon - Will launch remote testing through PSI on July 15, 2020

Notice


Wisconsin - Public adjuster law act 129

Notice


June 30, 2020

Florida - E-Newsletter

Notice


Illinois - Tax statement reminder

Notice


June 26, 2020

SEC - Extending temporary exemptions from specified provisions of the exchange act and specific rules thereunder

Release NO 34-89170


June 25, 2020

FINRA - Gateway changes to form U4 user interface and access to continuing education

Notice


June 23, 2020

Ohio - Updated statement of surplus lines broker form

Notice


June 22, 2020

Texas - SLTX has released portions of its new online filing system SMART.

Notice


June 18, 2020 

Oklahoma - Temporary producer and apprentice adjuster license applications and expiration

Notice


June 16, 2020

New Hampshire - Solution to increase access via at-home testing for license seekers 

Notice


June 15, 2020

Missouri - Discontinuing issuing temporary Missouri resident insurance producer license.

Bulletin 20-16


Texas - Beginning August 15, the Texas Department of Insurance will return to normal processing for temporary licenses.

Notice


June 10, 2020

Hawaii - Use of online premium tax for insurance (OptIns)

Memorandum 2020-7E


June 3, 2020

Hawaii - License examinations and licenses status

Memorandum 2020-5LIC


Idaho - The Surplus Lines Association of Idaho announces its newly formed partnership with InsCipher, LLC.

Notice


Pennsylvania - COVID19 guidance for licensees as counties move to green phase

Notice 2020-16


June 2, 2020

Georgia - New processing fee for all transactions

Bulletin 20-EX-8


Oklahoma - One June 1, 2020, Prometric with being opening at 100% testing capacity for all Oklahoma testing centers

Notice


June 1, 2020

Wisconsin

Effective July 1, PSI will handle the licensing examination and administration of continuing education and pre-licensing programs.

Notice


May 29, 2020

FINRA - Test centers exam enrollment windows have been extended through August 31

Notice


Iowa - Persons seeking a temporary insurance producer license during the 2020 public health emergency

Bulletin 20-09


Maryland - Summary of insurance laws enacted in 2020

Bulletin 20-24


Wisconsin - OCI will allow providers to deliver currently approved classroom courses via webinar without having to re-file those courses.

Notice


May 28, 2020

California - Surplus lines export list

Bulletin 2020-5


Kentucky - In-person examinations reopening on June 15, 2020

Notice


May 27, 2020
SEC - The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 extending temporary exemptions from specified provisions of the exchange act and certain rules thereunder
Release No 34-88960


Minnesota - Insurance producer and insurance adjuster license deadline extension for April renewals

Regulatory Guidance 20-29 and 20-30


Minnesota - Insurance producer and insurance adjuster license deadline extension for May renewals

Regulatory Guidance 20-31 and 20-32


Utah - Order eliminating application process for issuing a temporary resident individual producer license
Order 2020-2


May 22, 2020

Alabama - Producer, adjuster, and title insurance agent licensing issues in light of the COVID19 emergency modification of Bulletins No 2020-03 & 2020-10

Bulletin No 2022-12


New Mexico - Enlargement of the time granting temporary relief for registrants affected by the COVID19 outbreak

Order No 03-03-20-2


May 21, 2020

New York - COVID19 and insurance producer licensing requirements

Letter No 9 (2020)


May 15, 2020

Louisiana - COVID19 effect on producer licensing insurance of temporary producer licenses

Bulletin 2020-01


Oklahoma - Updated testing center and temporary license information

Notice


May 14, 2020

Colorado - Temporary individual resident and non-resident insurance producer licenses

Order No O-20-052


New Hampshire - One-month extension of insurance producer license renewal deadline for all renewals originally due by May 31, 2020

Bulletin Ins. 20-034-AB


New Mexico - New form required for independent and public adjusters surety bond

Bulletin 2020-012


May 12, 2020

​Nebraska - Surplus lines temporary electronic payment available

Notice


May 11, 2020

Arkansas - COVID19 emergency bulletin on regulatory compliance and licensing

Bulletin No 22-2020


Texas - Texas has waived certain licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters and extended temporary licenses.

Bulletin B-0026-20


May 10, 2020

FINRA - COVID19 impact on FINRA administered exams and continuing education

Notice


May 5, 2020

Virginia - Change in vendor providing insurance license and public adjuster license examinations

Notice


May 1, 2020

Nebraska - Reopening of Prometric insurance testing centers Department of Insurance will no longer issue temporary insurance licenses.

Notice


New Jersey - Temporary insurance producer license

Bulletin No 20-21


Oklahoma - Prometric testing centers reopening across the state

Notice


April 30, 2020

Kentucky - Temporary resident agent licenses for new applications

Notice


New Hampshire - Guidance to assist license compliance with new insurance data security law

Notice


April 29, 2020

Alabama - Producer, adjuster, and title insurance agent licensing issues in light of the COVID19 emergency modification of bulletin No 2020-03

Bulletin No 2020-10


Arizona - Effective July 1, 2020, the Arizona Department of Insurance will become The Arizona Department of insurance and Financial Institutions

Bulletin 2020-02


Maryland - Licensing test vendor PSI announces reopening plan

Notice


Massachusetts - Temporary individual insurance producer licenses during the COVID19 health crisis

Bulletin 252020-14


April 28, 2020

Georgia - Winding down COVID19 bulletins and directives.

Bulletin 20-EX-7


April 24, 2020

Tennessee - Temporary producer licensing

Bulletin 20-09


April 22, 2020

California - Automatic extension for premium tax filing and payment during the COVID19 state of emergency

Notice


Michigan - Rescinded Bulletin 2020-15-INS temporary producer licenses.

Bulletin 2020-20-INS


Minnesota - Temporary resident insurance producer licensees

Regulatory Guidance 20-20


North Dakota - Continuing Education requirements

Bulletin 2020-9


Pearson VUE - Some testing sites will begin accepting appointments May 1, 2020

Notice


Pennsylvania - Temporary individual resident producer licensure

Notice 2020-12


Wisconsin - Remotely proctored exams are available for agent candidates.

Notice


April 21, 2020​

Iowa - Insurance Division transition to new version of SBS in June

Bulletin 20-08


Utah - Temporary resident individual producer licenses

Order 2020-1


April 20, 2020

Connecticut - Temporary insurance producer license for new resident applicants

Notice


Illinois - Temporary license

Notice


North Dakota - Availability of online producer licensing testing

Notice


April 17, 2020

Nebraska - Remotely proctored exams option available to candidates.

Notice


North Carolina - Temporary licensing

Notice


Rhode Island - Temporary insurance producer license during COVID19 emergency

Bulletin Number 2020-6


South Carolina - Insurance data security act

Bulletin No 200-04


South Dakota - Temporary insurance producer licenses

Bulletin 20-03


April 15, 2020

Florida - Temporary resident licenses

Notice


Maine - Temporary licenses

Bulletin 445


Ohio - Temporary licenses during the state of emergency

Bulletin 2020-08


April 13, 2020

Michigan - Temporary producer licenses

Bulletin 2020-15-INS


Missouri - Temporary resident insurance producer license

Bulletin 20-09


April 10, 2020

Florida - Surplus lines tax rate change to 4.94% effective July 1, 2020

E-Alert


April 9. 2020

Idaho - Surplus lines association if Idaho bulletin

Bulletin


Iowa - Persons seeking a temporary insurance producer license during the 2020 public health emergency
Bulletin 20-07


Kentucky - 2020-2021 local government premium tax updates to forms and documents

Bulletin 2020-03


Minnesota - Temporary guidance for the conversion of in-person continuing education courses to webinars

Regulatory guidance 20-15


April 8, 2020

Colorado - Notice of alternate electronic service of process during the COVID19 emergency

Bulletin No B-1.35


April 7, 2020 

Maryland - Quarterly premium tax due April 15, 2020

Bulletin No 20-19


Mississippi - Guidance fro initial insurance producer applicants unable to take the state pre-licensing examination

Bulletin 2020-6


April 6, 2020 

Idaho - Provisional producer licenses

Bulletin No 20-04


New Mexico - All affiliations must be processed electronically through ACH or Wire.

Notice


April 3, 2020

California - Pre-licensing requirements during COVID 19

Notice


Delaware - Compliance with regulatory requirements during the COVID19 crisis

Bulletin No 33


North Carolina - Licensing and education of resident producers and adjusters

Notice


Massachusetts - Individual insurance licensing during the COVID19 health crisis

Bulletin 2020-12


Oklahoma - Amended licensing extensions

Notice


April 2, 2020

Colorado - Emergency renewal and continuing education waiver

Regulation 20-E-04


South Carolina - Temporary producer licenses for new applicants, an extension of the compliance deadlines

Notice


April 1, 2020

Mississippi - Insurance producer, adjusters, and bail bondsman continuing education requirements extension

Bulletin 2020-5


Nevada - Service of process procedure change

Notice


Nevada - Statement regarding licensing due to COVID19

Notice


March 31, 2020

Georgia - Waving of in-person continuing education requirements.

Bulletin 20-EX-6


Nebraska - Temporary resident producer license

Notice


New York - Governor and DFS order moratorium on cancellations nonrenewal, and late payment penalties 

Bulletin No 2020-16


March 30, 2020

Hawaii - Regulatory filings and submissions

HI


Minnesota - The Commerce Department provides temporary, emergency relief in regard to March license renewals and insurance license reinstatements

Regulatory Guidance 20-04


New Hampshire - Extension of insurance producer license renewal deadlines

Bulletin 20-023-AB


New York - Relief for excess lines brokers

Bulletin No 2020-15


North Dakota - Extends continuing education reporting.

Notice


March 27, 2020

Arkansas - Extension of insurance producer license renewals and continuing education requirements

Bulletin No. 11-2020


Ohio - License renewal and continuing education relief during COVID19 emergency

Notice


March 26, 2020

Oklahoma - Temporary new licenses for producers and adjusters

Notice


March 25, 2020 

Alabama - Producer, adjuster, and title insurance agent licensing issues in light of the COVID19 emergency

Bulletin No 2020-03


Connecticut - Extending the renewal period.

Notice


Iowa - Regulatory relief licensees and continuing education

Bulletin 20-05


Louisiana - Temporary producer licensing

Emergency Rule 38


Maine - Licensing and continuing education updates related to COVID19

Notice


Nevada - Licensing update to due to COVID19

Notice


New York - Renewal extensions for 60-days and waiving proctor for end of course test

Letter No. 9


Pennsylvania - COVID19 update regarding education courses

Notice


March 24, 2020

Texas - TDI adjusts licensing, continuing education requirements.

Notice


March 23, 2020

Connecticut - Renewal of licenses as the result of the health emergency related to the spread of COVID19

Notice


Wyoming - Licensing updates related to COVID19

Notice


March 20, 2020

California - Guidance on essential business and insurance

Notice


Florida - Reduces the surplus lines premium tax to 4.94% and eliminates the taxation of multistate surplus lines policies based on the rate where the risk is located effectively July 1, 2020

CS/HB 7097


Idaho - Surplus lines diligent search requirements

18-06-06


Michigan - Removes the $64 cap on surplus lines agent policy fees for commercial surplus lines policies, replaced with a cap of $100 or 10%, whichever is greater.

Bill 5174


Oklahoma - Special notice to insurance professionals

Notice


March 19, 2020

Hawaii - Workers compensation adjuster licenses

Memorandum 2020-2LIC


North Carolina - Agent services division updates related to COVID19

Notice


Pennsylvania - Notice to licensees regarding education courses and license renewals

Notice


PSI - Updated information regarding test centers and candidate rescheduling

PSI


Rhode Island - Insurance licensing during the COVID19 emergency

Bulletin Number 2020-3


Tennessee - An order suspending provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID19

No 15


Texas - TDI to provide regulatory relief to aid COVID19 response

Notice


Virginia - Bureau of insurance implements telework policy

Notice


Virginia - SCC makes temporary changes to normal business operations during the COVID19 health emergency.

Notice


Wisconsin - Online course and proctoring

Notice


March 18, 2020

Florida - Important information regarding COVID19 and business operations

Notice


Georgia - Order granting relief from fingerprint filing requirements

Notice


Hawaii - New renewing and reactivating licenses

Memorandum 2020-1LIC


Iowa - Producer continuing education

Notice


Maryland - Extending certain licenses, permits, registrations, and other Governmental authorizations, and authorizing suspension of legal time requirements.

Notice


Maryland - State of emergency and license extensions 

Notice


March 17, 2020

Alabama - Implements telework policy until April 6th

Notice


Georgia - Waiving continuing education thru April 2020

Notice


Kansas - Insurance Commissioner issues bulletin regarding Department operations

Notice


Michigan - Surplus lines fee not to exceed $100

Bill No. 5174


New York - DFS extends the cybersecurity regulation compliance certificate filing deadline.

Bulletin No 2020-12


Pearson VUE - Important test delivery information pertaining to COVID19

Notice


Prometric - Special notice regarding COVID19

Notice


Virginia - Insurance licensing examinations

Notice


West Virginia - COVID19 update

Notice


March 16, 2020

Alabama - Department of Insurance implements telework policy until April 6th

Notice


Georgia - Additional action to assist individuals impacted by COVID19

Directive 20-EX-4


Florida - Guidance fro business continuity and continuity of operations plans

Notice


Maryland - Scheduling of title insurance producers on-site reviews

Bulletin 20-08


Nevada - Notice of change to designated responsible licensee and association maintenance

NV


Virginia - Insurance licensing examinations

Notice


March 13, 2020

New Hampshire - Currently, approved classroom courses can be offered as virtual classroom/webinars.

Notice


Vermont - Workers' compensation adjuster continuing education

Notice


March 12, 2020

Arizona - Department of Insurance to become the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions

DIFI


Maryland - Extending certain licenses, permits, registrations, and other Governmental authorizations and authorizing suspension of legal time requirements.

Notice


March 11, 2020

New York - Guidance to DFS regulated insurance entities and requests for assurance relating to operational and financial risk arising from the outbreak of COVID19.

Notice


March 9, 2020

Arkansas - New address for the Arkansas Insurance Department

Bulletin No.4-2020


FINRA - Pandemic related business continuity planning guidance and regulatory relief 

Regulatory Notice 20-08


Kentucky - Alternative compensation under KRS 304.11-042

Advisory Opinion 2020-02


Nevada - Designated responsible licensee and association maintenance.

Notice


March 4, 2020

Michigan - Discontinuation of licensing sole proprietorships as producer business entities

Memorandum


New Hampshire - Transitions to SBS licensing system

Notice


SEC - Order under section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 granting exemptions from specified provisions of the Exchange Act and specific rules thereunder

Release No 34-883185


February 25, 2020

New York - ELANY announces move to new office space

Bulletin No 2020-07


February 21, 2020

New York - 2019 premium tax statements final notice

Bulletin No 2020-06


February 20, 2020

Arkansas - AMENDED quarterly payment of surplus lines premium taxes. 

Bulletin No 3A-2020


New Mexico - Surplus lines broker quarterly summary report

NM


Washington - Remote testing beginning March 2, 2020

WA


February 18, 2020

FINRA - Continuing education program transformation

Regulatory Notice 20-05


New York - Changes to ELANY's list of E$S insurers

Bulletin No 2020-05


February 17, 2020

Texas - First SMART release scheduled for March 2020

TX


February 14, 2020

Texas - How to print your insurance license

TX


February 13, 2020 

California - 2019 tax return information

CA


February 10, 2020

Arkansas - Quarterly payment of surplus lines premium taxes

Bulletin No 3-2020


February 6, 2020

North Carolina - Appointment renewal payment due by Marcy 31, 2020

NC


February 3, 2020

Oklahoma - Insurance Department new address

News Release


January 31, 2020

Pennsylvania - The Commissioner is soliciting comments regarding the current export list

No. 20-169


January 27, 2020

Florida - Document upload feature available in MyProfile system

FL upload notification


January 23, 2020

New York - 2019 premium tax statement filing reminder

Bulletin No. 2020-04


January 22, 2020

​Maryland - Title producers CE requirement

Title 31


New York - Early electronic filing of excess line premium tax statements for "zero" tax filers only are now available

Bulletin No. 2020-03


Pennsylvania - Updated surplus lines insurers list

Notice 424


January 17, 2020

New York - Changes to ELANY's list of E&S insurers

Bulletin No. 2020-02


January 16, 2020

Alaska - Updated eligible surplus lines insurers (white list)

Bulletin B 20-01


Oregon - Title companies offering continuing education classes

Bulletin No. DFR 2020-2


January 15, 2020

NIPR - Unveils new website

https://nipr.com/news-and-events/news/nipr-unveils-new-website


January 13, 2020

Florida - Stamping fee decrease to .06%

Bulletin 2019-01


January 10, 2020

Montana - OptIns mandatory filing beginning with the 2019 annual filings

Notice


New Mexico - The Department will start accepting paper returns.

Notice


January 9, 2020

Arizona - Relocation notice

Notice


California - Surplus lines CCPA applicability

Notice


January 8, 2020

Alaska - Surplus lines placement list

Order No. R 20-01


Arizona - Department of Insurance moved. See bulletin for the new address.

AZ


California - The California consumer privacy act can apply to surplus lines brothers

CCPA


New Mexico - Agent licensing bureau chief Victoria A. Baca

NM Bureau Chief


Oklahoma - Bulletin issued to clarify when an appointment is required to be filed

Bulletin 2020-01


January 8, 2020

Oklahoma - Appointment timing

Bulletin No 2020-01


January 4, 2020

New York - Cybersecurity risk alert

NY Alert


January 3, 2020

Oregon - Wet Maine & transportation tax reminder

Bill 2787


January 1, 2020

Oregon - New tax on non-admitted wet marine and transportation insurance policies

Notice


December 30, 2019

New York - Cybersecurity regulation compliance certification deadline extended.

Bulletin No. 2019-37


December 21, 2019

South Carolina - New assessment affecting surplus lines transactions for medical malpractice and healthcare liability

SC


December 17, 2019

Pennsylvania - Exempt commercial purchaser minimum qualifying amounts adjustment

PA


December 16, 2019

Alaska - Changes to exempt commercial purchaser minimum qualifying amounts

Bulletin 19-15


Missouri - Department name change

Bulletin 19-07


December 12, 2019

Alaska - License number change

AK


FINRA - Request comment on a proposed rule to limit a registered person from being named a customer's beneficiary

Notice 19-36


Idaho - Surplus line bulletin

ID


New Mexico - Producer licensing bureau update

NM


Wyoming - New licensing supervisor Kayla Reynolds

WY


December 10, 2019

Connecticut - All licensed surplus lines brokers are required to collect 4% surplus lines premium tax on all surplus lines policies sold in Connecticut.

CT


Illinois - Cutoff for 2019 paper surplus lines tax filings will be Friday, December 20, 2019.  Cutoff for EFS surplus lines tax filings will be Sunday, December 22, 2019

IL


Oregon​ - Changes to the insurance adjuster and consultant licenses

OR


December 9, 2019

New York - ELANY announces the release of the EEFS dashboard

Bulletin No. 2019-34


New York - Cybersecurity compliance and awareness free offers and compliance certification filing

Bulletin No. 2019-33


December 6, 2019

Florida - Service office fee decreased from 0.1% to 0.06%

Bulletin 2019-01


December 4, 2019

Pennsylvania - Surplus lines agents gross premiums tax report RCT-123 due January 31, 2020

PA


December 3, 2019

Connecticut - Risk retention group financial filing and other requirements

Bulletin FS-4RR-19


New York - ELANY electronic filing system dashboard release

Bulletin No. 2019-31


New York - 2019 affidavit filings and premium tax reports instructional video

Bulletin No. 2019-32


Oregon - Reminder of the new tax on non-admitted wet marine and transportation policies

OR


December 2, 2019

Louisiana - Appointment renewal invoices for individual producers have been posted

LA


Maine - Placement of insurance in the surplus lines market (supersedes bulletins 328 and 414)

Bulletin 439


Maryland - Drafted legislation affecting third party administrators term and reinstatement

MD


November 27, 2019

Alaska - Division of Insurance transitioning to the new version of SBS effective December 12, 2019

AK


Oregon - Changes to both adjusters and consultants

OR


November 25, 2019

California - New disclosure statement effective January 1, 2020

Bulletin 1379


Ohio - 2019 fiver-year review

OH


West Virginia - Mandatory reporting of known or suspected insurance fraud and related criminal activity

No. 206


November 19, 2019

Kentucky - Department of Insurance moving to 500 Mero St Frankfort, KY 40601 effective November 26, 2019

KY


November 18, 2019

Kansas - Insurance Department moving to 1300 SW Arrowhead Rd Topeka, KS 66604 effective November 25, 2019

KS


November 15, 2019

Arkansas - Mandatory use of OptIns by surplus lines brokers for filing and paying surplus lines insurance premium taxes effective January 1, 2020

Bulletin No. 15-2019


November 5, 2019

California - Enacts amendment pertaining to property insurance, including those related to a declared state of emergencies.

SB 240


Oregon - New tax on non-admitted west marine and transportation insurance policies

OR


November 4, 2019

Arkansas - Mandatory use of OptIns for filing and paying surplus lines taxes effective January 1, 2020

Bulletin No. 13-2019


​New York - Free Cyber Compass cybersecurity compliance system offer goes live.

Bulletin No. 2019-30


October 31, 2019

Louisiana - Producer agency registration of affiliated individuals

Letter 2019-05


South Dakota - Proposes continuing education course changes for insurance producers.

Chapter 20:06:18


October 28, 2019

California - Update life-only and accident and health educational objectives

CA


New York - New complimentary cybersecurity compliance officer

Bulletin No. 2019-28


New York - Changes to ELANY's list of E&S Insurers

Bulletin No. 2019-27


Washington - Updated memorandum of understanding

WA


October 25, 2019

Pennsylvania - Independent public schools surplus lines tax exemption

PA


October 23, 2019

Maryland - Inducements, rebates or other consideration

Bulletin 19-21


Maryland - Effective January 1, 2020, an insurance producer shall complete required continuing education no later than 15days before expiration.

Bulletin 19-19


New Hampshire - Law, changes affecting insurance licensing

NH Notice


October 22, 2019

New Mexico - Due to unforeseen circumstances, OSI is transitioning back to OptIns for surplus line premium tax filings for Q3.

NM


October 18, 2019

Colorado - Insurance license testing sites double

News Release


Nevada - Bond cancellations by surety insurers

Bulletin 19-007


October 16, 2019

California - Addition of MSIG specialty insurance USA Inc. to the LASLI

Bulletin #1378


October 11, 2019

California - Export list hearing scheduled for November 19, 2019

Bulletin 1377


October 9, 2019

​Georgia - Adding title and casualty (liability only) license classes and converting suspended for compliance to suspended for non-compliance

GA NIPR


October 8, 2019

Florida - Fingerprinting fees have increased by $1 to $48.05 effective immediately.

FL


Oklahoma - Required to respond to any inquiry from the Commissioner's office within 20 business days.  All affected parties are now required to receive and respond to all inquiries electronically.

Notice of Statute Change


October 3, 2019

Minnesota - Nonadmitted insurance premium tax and broker fees

Notice 19-XX


October 2, 2019

Delaware - Will be adding the license class self-service, storage producer.

DE


Oklahoma - Will offer applications for limited lines producer with LOA self-storage

OK


October 1, 2019

Arkansas - Establishes uniform regulations pertaining to travel insurance.

Senate Bill 399


Hawaii - Limited lines self-service storage producer license

Memorandum 2019-8LIC


New Mexico - Added a reinstatement fee to resident licenses effective November 1, 2019

NM


New York - Excess line premium tax on multi-year policies

Bulletin No. 2019-25


September 30, 2019

Nevada - Legislative session brings changes for licensing.

NV 


Alaska - Removing the surety line of authority.

AK NIPR


September 27, 2019

Nevada - No longer offers associate adjuster license for initial or renewal applications effective October 1, 2019

NV


September 25, 2019

Oklahoma - 2019 company appointment renewals

OK NIPR


September 24, 2019

West Virginia - Guidance on rebating and value-added products and services

No. 205


September 23, 2019

Washington - PSI's remote testing solution adopted by Washington insurance regulators

WA PSI


West Virginia - WV Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, transitioned to the new version of the State-Based System.

WV


September 20, 2019

Arkansas - Online payment of producer licensing fees

Bulletin No 12-2019


Arkansas - Phishing attack on insurance producers

Bulletin No 10-2019


South Dakota - Continuing education proposed changes.

Chapter 20:06:18


September 16, 2019

Illinois - Additions and changes to the coverage code list

Bulletin #48


September 12, 2019

Rhode Island - 2019 Legislative change

Bulletin 2019-4


September 10, 2019

Delaware - DE Department of Insurance opens a new building in Dover.

DE


New York - Due care requirements

Bulletin No. 2019-22


September 9, 2019

New Hampshire - Effective October 11, 2019, reinstatement fees will be charged

NH


September 4, 2019

New Mexico - Surplus lines transitioning to TriTech starting November 2019

NM Surplus Lines


September 3, 2019

California - Licensing numbers FAQ

CA


South Carolina - Emergency adjusters and appraisers licensing

Bulletin 2019-07


August 29, 2019

FINRA - Has redesigned their website www.finra.org

FINRA


Texas - A fresh look at insurance rules

TDI


August 27, 2019

Arizona - 2019 Arizona Insurance Laws

Bulletin 2019-12


August 23, 2019

Kentucky - Starting on September 21, 2019, eServices users will have to create a new account using KOG. 

KY DOI


August 18, 2019

Missouri - Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance moving to the new version of SBS effective August 29, 2019

MO SBS


August 13, 2019

Alaska - NIPR mobile app all of your insurance licensing information at your fingertips

Bulletin B19-11


August 12, 2019

Texas - Strict Liability for assisting in the practice of unauthorized insurance

Bulletin #B-0007-19


August 8, 2019

New York - Forged policy documents.  Copies all of declarations pages and cover notes must be submitted for stamping, even when a binder or confirmation or coverage on the same transaction was previously stamped.

Bulletin No. 2019-21


August 2, 2019

Minnesota - The due date for stamping fee payment reports and surplus lines tax payment reports is August 15th 

SLAM Update 08-02


August 1, 2019

North Dakota - 66th Legislative assembly update

ND Legislative


July 31, 2019

New Mexico - The Office of Superintendent of Insurance transitioning from OptIns for surplus lines premium tax filings to TriTech starting for 3rd Quarter 2019 filings.

NM


July 24, 2019

Ohio - Guidance governing the giving of promotional or advertising items

Bulletin 2019-05


July 19, 2019

Florida - In partnership with IdentoGo, Florida non-resident applications will now be able to utilize LiveScan fingerprint services in more than 290 locations.

IdentoGo


Maryland - Title insurance producer license application requirements

Bulletin 19-13


July 17, 2019

Alaska - Eligible surplus lines insurers in the state of Alaska

Bulletin B19-09


Texas - Policy limit requirements remain in effect.

SLTX


​​July 15, 2019

California - California Department of insurance issues notice on the move to Sircon's enhanced online services and new check license application status.

Bulletin - 1376


Illinois - The electronic filing system (EFS) can now provide reprints of your tax statements

EFS Reports Section


Oklahoma - As of September 15, 2019, the 1-hour continuing education flood requirement will no longer be effective.

CE Notice


North Carolina - NCSLA compliance review program.  Each resident and non-resident NC surplus lines licensees will be subject to a compliance review at least once every three years.

Statute 58-21-40(a)(1)


July 11, 2019

California - California Department of Insurance moves to Sircon's enhanced online services and the launch of check license application status service.

Notice


July 10, 2019

California - List of approved surplus lines insurers.  Re-domestication and name change of Superior Specialty Ins Co

Bulletin 1375


Hawaii - License required for third party administrator (TPA) effective January 1, 2020

Memorandum 2019-7LIC


July 3, 2019

South Dakota - Variable contract agent license required prior to solicitation of sale

SD 20:06:07:08


July 2, 2019

Delaware - Notice of change in department address and instructions on updating forms

Bulletin No. 39


July 1, 2019

Hawaii - Trade Name Approval

Memorandum 2019-6LIC


North Dakota - Insurance department first state agency to launch LiveChat on the redesigned website

Immediate Release