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Chapter 375

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  375.018.  Issuance of producer's license, duration — lines of authority — biennial renewal fee for agents, due when — reinstatement of license, when — failure to comply, effect — rulemaking authority. — 1.  Unless denied licensure pursuant to section 375.141, persons who have met the requirements of sections 375.014, 375.015 and 375.016 shall be issued an insurance producer license for a term of two years.  An insurance producer may qualify for a license in one or more of the following lines of authority:

  (1)  Life insurance coverage on human lives including benefits of endowment and annuities, and may include benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident and benefits for disability income;

  (2)  Accident and health or sickness insurance coverage for sickness, bodily injury or accidental death and may include benefits for disability income;

  (3)  Property insurance coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to property of every kind;

  (4)  Casualty insurance coverage against legal liability, including that for death, injury or disability or damage to real or personal property;

  (5)  Variable life and variable annuity products insurance coverage provided under variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities;

  (6)  Personal lines property and casualty insurance coverage sold to individuals and families for primarily noncommercial purposes;

  (7)  Credit-limited line credit insurance;

  (8)  Any other line of insurance permitted under state laws or regulations.

  2.  Any insurance producer who is certified by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation on September 28, 1995, to write federal crop insurance shall not be required to have a property license for the purpose of writing federal crop insurance.

  3.  The biennial renewal fee for a producer's license is one hundred dollars for each license.  A producer's license shall be renewed biennially on the birth date of the producer and continue in effect until refused, revoked, or suspended by the director in accordance with section 375.141.

  4.  An individual insurance producer who allows his or her license to expire may, within twelve months from the due date of the renewal fee, reinstate the same license without the necessity of passing a written examination.  The insurance producer seeking relicensing pursuant to this subsection shall provide proof that the continuing education requirements have been met and shall pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars per month that the license was expired in addition to the requisite renewal fees that would have been paid had the license been renewed in a timely manner.  Nothing in this subsection shall require the director to relicense any insurance producer determined to have violated the provisions of section 375.141.

  5.  A business entity insurance producer that allows the license to expire may, within twelve months of the due date of the renewal, reinstate the license by paying the license fee that would have been paid had the license been renewed in a timely manner plus a penalty of twenty-five dollars per month that the license was expired.

  6.  The license shall contain the name, address, identification number of the insurance producer, the date of issuance, the lines of authority, the expiration date and any other information the director deems necessary.

  7.  Insurance producers shall inform the director by any means acceptable to the director of a change of address within thirty days of the change.  Failure to timely inform the director of a change in legal name or address may result in a forfeiture not to exceed the sum of ten dollars per month.

  8.  In order to assist the director in the performance of his or her duties, the director may contract with nongovernmental entities, including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or any affiliates or subsidiaries that the organization oversees or through any other method the director deems appropriate, to perform any ministerial functions, including the collection of fees, related to producer licensing that the director may deem appropriate.

  9.  Any bank or trust company in the sale or issuance of insurance products or services shall be subject to the insurance laws of this state and rules adopted by the department of commerce and insurance.

  10.  A licensed insurance producer who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures due to military service or some other extenuating circumstance, such as a long-term medical disability, may request a waiver of those procedures.  The producer may also request a waiver of any other fine or sanction imposed for failure to comply with renewal procedures.

  11.  The director may promulgate rules using the authority granted under section 375.045* to assist in the implementation of this section, including prorating licensure periods so that all renewals after January 1, 2022, shall occur biennially on a licensee's birth date.


(L. 1965 p. 569, A.L. 1967 p. 516, A.L. 1981 S.B. 10, A.L. 1984 S.B. 570, A.L. 1985 H.B. 545, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1739, A.L. 1991 H.B. 575, A.L. 1992 S.B. 796, A.L. 1993 H.B. 709, A.L. 2001 S.B. 193, A.L. 2002 S.B. 895, A.L. 2021 S.B. 6)

*Section "375.045" appears in original rolls, which does not exist, an apparent typographical error.  Section 374.045 appears to contain the authority referenced.

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