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Texas Modifies Licensing, CE Requirements for Insurance Agents, Adjusters

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) said certain licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters will be waived during the state’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. TDI said the measures will ensure agent and adjuster services remain available. New …

Wisconsin Easing Restrictions on Online Insurance Education, Proctoring

In response to the health emergency brought by the spread of COVID-19, Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is making temporary changes to requirements for delivering online courses and online course proctoring. OCI now will allow providers to …

States’ Adjuster Licensing Requirements Come Under Scrutiny

It’s time for reciprocity across states in insurance adjuster licensing, according to a new report. The study by the Pacific Research Institute into state licensing requirements,“Breaking Down Barriers,” found that the average adjuster holds between 10 and 12 different state …

Digital Insurer Lemonade Says No License Needed by Adopters of Its API Sales Platform

Digital insurer Lemonade says companies that integrate its insurance sales platform, or API, into their own apps and web sites “generally speaking do not have to be licensed as insurance agents or brokers.” At the same time, the insurer said …

Florida Agents Putting New Law to Work to Attract Millennials to Insurance Careers

Florida insurance agents are trying to bolster the industry’s track record in attracting college graduates by employing a new state law that aligns college courses with the state’s licensing requirements. The insurance workforce development law, passed in 2015, gives the …

Florida Governor Signs State Insurance Licensing, Workforce Development Bill

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) is celebrating the passage of House Bill 1133, a bill it sponsored in cooperation with the Florida Department of Financial Services. Passed overwhelmingly by Florida lawmakers, the bill was signed by Florida Gov. …

Insurance Licensing to Halt in Arkansas for 10 Days in October

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford is alerting insurance agents, agencies and others that the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) is converting to a new State Based Systems (SBS) which will mean a temporary stoppage in the processing of appointments, renewals and …

Background Checks, Fingerprinting of North Dakota Agent Applicants to Begin Sept. 1

The North Dakota Insurance Department announced that as of Sept. 1, 2013, anyone applying to become a North Dakota resident insurance producer must undergo a criminal background check, including fingerprinting. This requirement is the result of the passage of Senate …

Jones on License Fee Hike, Affordable Care Act

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones treaded lightly when discussing a fee increase on insurance licenses to be announced officially next week, but didn’t pull any punches when delivering his thoughts on navigators and the Affordable Care Act. Jones spoke to …

Ohio Insurance Agencies To See License Fee Change

The state is lowering the fee Ohio insurance agents and agencies pay to have their licenses renewed late or reinstated. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also leads Ohio’s Department of Insurance, says the move is aimed at maintaining the state’s …