Category Archives: Adjusters

Nevada Adjuster Updates – CE and New License Types

Effective July 1, 2018, Nevada has made the following changes in the licensing and continuing education requirements:

24 hours of CE is required for renewals.  3 of the hours must be in Ethics.

The Division is offering a Workers Compensation line of authority o existing Independent Adjusters.

A new Staff Adjuster license if available for individual employees who adjust Workers Compensation claims on behalf of a Third Party.

A new Company Adjuster license is available to salaried employees who adjust Workers Compensation claims in Nevada and are employed by an insurance company.

Licensees will notice a change in the description of the line of authority indicated on the license. The line of authority has been updated to “Adjuster Property and Casualty.” The Workers Compensation line will be “Adjuster Workers Compensation.” These descriptions will better distinguish between a producer line of authority for Property or  casualty and an adjuster line of authority for Property and Casualty. No action needs to be taken regarding this change. Licensees may reprint their license with the current line of authority after July 2, 2018.

Additional information can be found here:  Nevada DOI

 

Florida Creates a Designated Home State Adjuster License

Florida is creating a unique Designated Home State (DHS) adjuster (70-20) license and will begin participating in the NIPR DHS initiative in the very near future.  The planned implementation date is set for May12, 2016.

Florida has been working closely with many companies/entities with currently licensed Florida non-resident adjusters that are interested in officially designating Florida as his/her home state.  Any entities that have currently licensed Florida non-resident All-Lines or Property & Casualty adjusters wanting to convert to our new DHS adjuster license may do so by emailing them at: FLDHSLicensing@myfloridacfo.com.  (They prefer that companies/entities email us their list of adjusters vs. all the individual adjusters emailing us separately.)  No application will be required to convert the license.  Fingerprints also will not be required since these adjusters already submitted fingerprints when they obtained their original non-resident adjuster license in Florida.

In order to qualify for conversion, the non-resident adjuster must have a valid Florida non-resident All-Lines or Property & Casualty adjuster license and have met at least one of the following:

  • Passed Florida’s adjuster licensing examination
  • Obtained one of the adjuster designations in Florida statute that exempts the licensing examination
    • (FYI – These 40-hour designation courses are required by law to have an examination at the end of the course that is equivalent to Florida adjuster licensing examination.)
  • Passed an adjuster examination in one of the states Florida is reciprocal with in terms of licensing. A list of reciprocal states is available online at http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Agents-Adjusters/recip_nonres.htm.

Individuals who do not qualify for conversion, or currently do not have a non-resident adjuster license in Florida, can apply for our new DHS adjuster (70-20) license online via our website on or after May 12, 2016.  These individuals must pass Florida’s adjuster licensing examination or obtain one of the designations mentioned in the second bullet above, and submit fingerprints.

These new licenses will be uploaded to the PDB and will display as a unique Florida DHS adjuster license type.  Once the Florida DHS adjuster license is uploaded to the PDB, the NIPR DHS application can then be used to apply for non-resident adjuster licenses in other states.

Anyone who has an active DHS adjuster license in another state will need to remove their DHS designation for that state before we will issue a Florida DHS license.

Individuals living in a state that licenses adjusters are not eligible for a Florida DHS license.

Anyone who holds this new DHS adjuster license will be required to complete Florida’s adjuster CE requirement as if he/she was a resident adjuster, no exceptions.

If you have any questions about Florida’s DHS adjuster licensing initiative, please email them at:  FLDHSLicensing@myfloridacfo.com.

 

Missouri offers more online services for producers

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced today that producers can now print their licenses and educational transcripts on demand through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) online State Based Systems (SBS). Producers also can update their email addresses and find their license numbers through SBS. Currently, Missouri has 137,089 licensed insurance producers, an increase of 15.1 percent since 2009.

The department partnered with the NAIC and the National Insurance Producers Registry (NIPR) to offer these self-service tools. As part of the initiative, starting July 1, 2014, the department will no longer mail licenses to producers, business entity producers and other licensees. This online functionality will save producers time because they will no longer have to wait for their license to be mailed to them by the department.

For more information about SBS and licensing, visit http://insurance.mo.gov/agents/.

California Changes Ethics Requirement

To comply with the NAIC standard and to promote consistency among the different types of agent and broker licenses, the number of ethics training hours to be completed by all insurance agents and brokers will be changed to 3 hours beginning on January 1, 2014.

Assembly Bill 1391 (Chapter 321, Statutes of 2013), amended several sections in the California Insurance Code to specify that the ethics requirement is 3 hours every license term for individuals licensed to transact any of the following lines of insurance: property, casualty, life, health, personal lines, and automobile insurance.

What this means is beginning on January 31, 2014, individuals who hold a property and/or casualty, a life and/or accident/health agent license will have their ethics training requirement reduced from 4 hours to 3 hours. In contrast, individuals who hold a personal lines or limited lines automobile insurance license will have their ethics training requirement increased from 2 hours to 3 hours.

 

Questions?  Contact the Producer and Licensing Bureau at: https://interactive.web.insurance.ca.gov/pli/servlet/InformationRequest

Nebraska Announces Implementation of State Based System (SBS)

State Based Systems Implementation — Effective July 16, 2012

The Nebraska Department of Insurance will begin using State Based Systems (SBS) effective July 16, 2012. With the SBS implementation we will take the opportunity to implement several NAIC uniformity initiatives as well as the opportunity to streamline many of our processes. SBS also provides a wide array of online tools that allow you to submit, view and print license information on a 24/7 basis.

For more information on changes affecting individual and business entity licensing, see http://www.statebasedsystems.com/NEAnnouncement.pdf

Georgia Requiring Citizenship Affidavit Effective 1-1-2012

Effective 1-1-2012, Georgia requires a Citizenship affidavit of persons making application for all licenses, permits, registrations and certifications in order to comply with the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act. 

This requires that all speakers being certified by CEU Institute in GA will require a copy of an approved ID (DL, Passport, etc.)

Affidavit form: http://www.oci.ga.gov/ExternalResources/Forms/AllForms/GID-276-EN%20JAN2012_Citizen%20Affidavit%20Form.pdf