New York Offers Self-Service Printing of Insurance Licenses

June 28, 2011

Insurance agents, brokers and other licensees of the New York State Insurance Department are now able to obtain and print copies of new and renewed licenses by accessing a self-service feature on the department’s Web site.

The department issues approximately 125,000 new and renewed licenses a year.

Licenses are generally issued within 24 to 48 hours after applications are received and then screened by the Department.

The new electronic capability allows licensees to immediately download licenses in a secure .pdf format.

Under the new system, the department will notify applicants by e-mail that when their licenses are issued and available to be accessed electronically. Alternatively, applicants may use the “producer look-up” tool on the Web site to see if a license has been issued.

In addition to agents, brokers and adjusters, department licensees able to use the system include consultants, reinsurance intermediaries and life settlement brokers. The capability is not currently being offered to life settlement providers, life settlement intermediaries or service contract providers.

In May, the department introduced a capability allowing licensees to obtain duplicate copies of licensees already issued.

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