The NIPR Gateway is an electronic gateway developed to link state insurance departments with the organizations which they regulate. The goal is to simplify communications and to distribute information electronically, including licensing applications, appointments and terminations. The NIPR Gateway was designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the state licensing process among all parties through automation, standardization and reciprocity.
Processing appointments/terminations may be done by one of the following options.
- NIPR's Interactive Appointments and Terminations - A front-end application that allows insurance carriers to appoint and terminate using the National Producer Number (NPN), eliminating the use of the SSN. These transactions are validated with the PDB prior to submission.
- Customer Programming - Insurance companies can go directly through the NIPR Gateway if they program and build their own front end in the format and syntax that NIPR expects to receive data from industry and states so it can be transmitted to the NIPR Gateway. Please contact NIPR for a copy of the Transaction Layout Document. To submit electronic appointments/terminations directly through the NIPR Gateway, the company must pay the state fees via electronic funds transfer (EFT).
- Authorized Business Partner - Companies who do not want to do the programming themselves can utilize one of the NIPR Authorized Business Partners to handle programming. Contact any NIPR Authorized Business Partner directly to determine their pricing.
Additional information regarding Gateway participation of states and jurisdictions, as well as state business rules, can be found via the links below.
To become an NIPR customer, please contact NIPR Marketing via email or at (816) 783-8467.
NIPR retains the right to determine which entities are given access to the NIPR Gateway.