About the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR)

MISSION

NIPR is a not‐for‐profit technology company that provides cost‐effective, streamlined and uniform licensing data and compliance services for insurance professionals.

Together with the NAIC and the insurance industry, NIPR protects and serves insurance consumers.

VISION

NIPR is a licensing and compliance resource for insurance professionals, providing expertise, agile technical solutions, innovative tools and data to support the changing needs of state regulators and the insurance industry.

VALUES

NIPR's Values define our distinctive organizational culture and powerful commitment to an unsurpassed customer experience.

These values contribute to an excellent work environment for the NIPR team and, most importantly, to the highest levels of trust and satisfaction for those we serve.

TEAMWORK

NIPR values collaboration, partnerships and teamwork.

EXCELLENCE

NIPR values excellent technical solutions and internal processes that are efficient, accessible, timely and cost-effective.

TRUST

NIPR values its relationship with customers above all, and strives to continuously provide stable, reliable and consistent resources and a secure and user-friendly customer experience.

INNOVATION

NIPR values the ability to address relevant and emerging issues, and provide exceptional resources, service, education and guidance to our customers.

Incorporated in October 1996, the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) is a non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). NIPR developed and implemented the Producer Database (PDB) and the NIPR Gateway. NIPR is governed by a 13 member board of directors, including six (6) members representing NAIC member states, six (6) members representing industry trade associations (three (3) of which are producer trade associations) and NAIC's CEO or COO.

The Producer Database (PDB) is an electronic database consisting of information relating to insurance agents and brokers (producers). The PDB links participating state regulatory licensing systems into one common repository of producer information. The PDB also includes data from the Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) to provide a more comprehensive producer profile.

The key benefits of PDB are:

  • Increased productivity, less cost
  • Reduction or elimination of paper
  • Real time information
  • National verification of license and status
  • Web based access
  • Single source of data vs. multiple web sites

The NIPR Gateway is a communication network that links state insurance regulators with the entities they regulate to facilitate the electronic exchange of producer information. Data standards have been developed for the exchange of license application, license renewal, appointment and termination information. All data flowing over the NIPR Gateway will conform to these standards.

The key benefits of NIPR Gateway are:

  • Reduction or elimination of paperwork and data entry
  • Uses national standards regarding electronic transmission of licensing data
  • Faster turnaround time, including real time in certain states
The NIPR Board of Directors(PDF)

 

2017 Annual Report

 

NIPR 2020: Focused on the Future

2015-2017 Strategic Plan