California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi reported that a new online system that will allow licensees to renew licenses and change their address of record paper free is available.
Prior to the new service, licensees filled out paper applications that were reportedly often prone to errors or omissions. That sometimes resulted in substantial delays for approvals. The new online service, however, will reportedly assist the licensee in completing the renewal application accurately to ensure that all required information is included.
The new system will reportedly help applicants verify the accuracy of the application even before it is electronically sent to the CDI. Those who use this service will have their renewed licenses mailed to them within three business days of submission.
A licensee renewing online will be asked to complete the same set of questions which are listed on the traditional paper renewal application. The licensee will also have the opportunity to review their addresses and make any necessary changes. The licensee will then submit a credit card payment for the amount of the renewal fee.
Often, agents and brokers reportedly do not notify the CDI when they move to a new residence or business location. Without a current mailing address on file, the CDI cannot send important information to the licensee, such as their biennial renewal notice.
The new online service allows licensees to change their mailing, business and resident address information in addition to changing their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Their new information will be immediately updated on CDI’s Web site.
The online service is available at the CDI Web site: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0200-prod-licensing/onlinerenewalservice.cfm and https://cdinswww.insurance.ca.gov/flrs/addressChange/Welcome.jsp Or, simply go to www.insurance.ca.gov and click the “Online License Application” link.
Applicants without computer access may still mail their change of address or renewal application, with applicable fees, to:
CDI Producer Licensing Bureau PO Box 1139 Sacramento, California 95812-1139
For all questions regarding the change of address or renewal process, call the CDI Producer Licensing Bureau at 1-800-967-9331 or (916) 322-3555.
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