12/21/2016

District of Columbia Appointment Renewal for 2017

Key Information:

The District of Columbia (DC), Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) will provide electronic appointment renewal processing with the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

  • Termination requests for individual appointments that are not to be renewed must be processed before 4:00 PM CST Wednesday, February 27, 2017.
  • Please choose one of the electronic payment options for payments to NIPR as instructed on the web-site.
  • On March 6, 2017 the NIPR website will display the invoices and a list of appointments due for the renewal.
  • The NIPR website is: www.nipr.com 
  • Invoices will no longer be displayed on the NIPR website after 4:00 PM CST, May 31, 2017.
  • All appointments added between January 1st and April 30th will not need to be renewed this year.
  • Appointments and terminations entered on or after 4pm CST on February 27, 2017 will be held in the Gateway until 8am March 7, 2017, and will not be reflected on the renewal invoice.  Processing of these appointments and terminations will begin March 7, 2017.

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/general/business-partners.htm.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION

Payments for the District of Columbia Appointment Renewals must be received by NIPR through the Electronic Options made available

NOTE: NO PAPER CHECKS:

  • Companies that submit a payment to NIPR via paper check will not have their renewal invoice processed and will have the payment refunded to them.
  • Since receipt of a paper check is through a lock box account, NIPR may take several days to post the paper check and issue a refund check to your company.   
    • NIPR is not responsible for any renewal late fees incurred during this period

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.

# of appts        Price        Total
100                  $25.00     $2500.00

District of Columbia State Appointment Renewal Fees
March 6, 2017 To May 31, 2017 $25.00/Appointment

 

Payment Method and other Fees
Credit Card No processing fee If you are paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) the process will be entirely electronic. Please note there is a $60,000 limit on Credit Card payments. If your invoice exceeds $60,000, you must choose an alternative payment method. If you have questions regarding the other methods, please call NIPR Customer Service. An appropriate receipt will be displayed for you to print for your records.
Electronic Check There are no check processing fees for utilizing the electronic check payment method but NIPR transactions fees will apply
  • A few banks or credit unions may not participate in electronic check services
  • If your bank 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 Account No processing fee  

NIPR processing fees are not refundable

Process after March 7, 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: