Alabama Appointment Renewal for 2017

Key Information:

Alabama will process most of their appointment renewals electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). 

Producer, Business Entity Producer, Service Representative, Title Insurance Agent, Portable Electronics Insurance Small and Portable Electronics Insurance Large Appointment Renewals: 

  • Electronic processing through NIPR is mandatory and continuation invoices cannot be paid directly to the Department of Insurance.
  • All appointments not terminated on PDB as of December 31, 2016 will be considered continued effective January 1, 2017 and will be reflected on invoices created.
  • Appointment continuation fees will be due for every Insurance Producer, Business Entity Producer, Service Representative, Title Insurance Agent, Portable Electronics Insurance Small and Portable Electronics Insurance Large listed on the invoice.  Companies will not be allowed to terminate any appointments on the list, once the invoice and list has been generated and made available.
  • Appointment and Terminations submitted after 5 PM CST on December 31, 2016 will be held in the Gateway AV status until January 5, 2017.  Any appointment or termination transaction submitted during this time, will not be reflected on the 2017 invoices.
  • When processing of appointment and terminations resumes on January 5, 2017, the effective date will be the date the transaction was received by NIPR.
  • The NIPR website will have available the renewal invoice and a list of appointments due for renewal on January 5, 2017.
  • Electronic payment options chosen through NIPR will immediately reflect the invoices as paid and NIPR will forward payment and renewal transactions to Alabama within 24 hours of that payment.
  • Appointment Invoice payments are due by February 15, 2017.
  • Failure to remit payment by the due date will result in a Late Penalty Fees.
    • Invoices paid between March 1, 2017 to April 2, 2017 will incur a $250.00 penalty fee
    • Invoices paid between April 3, 2017 to April 30, 2017 will incur an additional $250.00 penalty fee

To view the Current appointment lists on ALDOI website:

ALDOI website:Click on "Company Search" under the Company section.  Enter your company name or NAIC Number and click the submit button.  Find your company in the list and click "Appointments" to obtain a list of active appointments.   Appointments cannot be terminated from ALDOI's or SBS's website

IMPORTANT RECONCILIATION INFORMATION

Insurance carriers with an NAIC CoCode wishing to reconcile company appointments with the state insurance department may obtain a list of appointments via the Company Appointment Report (CAR) prior to appointment renewal invoices being created.  Terminations can be made through the Interactive Appointment and Termination Application. Both of these applications are available to NIPR Subscribers. If you are not a subscriber or need to verify that you are subscribed to these products, please contact NIPR at 816-783-8467 or marketing@nipr.com for subscription information. You may also utilize the services of an NIPR Authorized Business Partner http://www.nipr.com/index_authorized_business_partners.htm.

NIPR Transaction Fees

NIPR Renewal processing fee will equal 1% of the total state fee charged with a minimum of $5.00 and maximum of $1000.00.

Example:


# of appointments
State Fee per Appointment Renewal Total State Appointment Renewal Fee
100 $10.00 $1000.00

NIPR Transaction fee would be 1% of the State Appointment Renewal Fee of $1000.00 = $10.00

Alabama Appointment Renewal Fees
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Producer $25/appointment
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Business Entity Producer $25/appointment
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Service Representative $40/appointment
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Title Insurance Agent $10/appointment
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Portable Electronics Insurance Small $25/appointment
January 5, 2017 To February 28, 2017 Portable Electronics Insurance Large $25/appointment
March 1, 2017 To April 2, 2017 Late Fee of $250 + Invoice Fee
April 3, 2017 To April 30, 2017 Late Fee of $500 + Invoice Fee

 

Payment Method and other Fees
Credit Card If you are paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) the process will be entirely electronic. Please note there is a $60,000.00 limit on Credit Card payments. If your invoice exceeds $60,000.00, you must choose an alternative payment method. If you have questions regarding the other methods, please call NIPR Customer Service.
Electronic Check
  • Customers using the Pay by Check method should know that funds must be drawn on a U.S., Puerto Rican or U.S. Virgin Islands financial institution. 
  • An appropriate receipt will be displayed for you to print and file.
  • If your account needs a pre-authorization to use this electronic check service, you will need to provide your financial institution with this information: NIPR ACH - 9431763793.
  • There is a $25.00 returned check charge for any electronic check that does not clear the applicant's bank. Additionally, the state will be notified if any issue with payment is not promptly resolved, possibly resulting in non-renewal of appointments or a reversal of renewals, until payment is made.
PayPal  

NIPR processing fees are not refundable

The process after January 5, 2017 when the electronic invoices are on the website is: 

  • On the Internet, go to www.nipr.com 
  • Follow the links to company appointment renewals and sign-in using your company identifiers: company Cocode, FEIN, and/or company name 
  • After entering the necessary identifying information, you can:
    • Print/Pay the Invoice
    • View the detail report of appointment renewals
    • Print the Report
    • Download the Report as text (delimited)
    • Download the Report as XML. 
  • Help screens and NIPR Customer Support are available to guide you through the process.
If you have any questions regarding this new appointment renewal process, contact: