Iowa Appointment Renewal for 2017

Key Information:

Iowa will be processing all appointment renewals electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). 

  • The NIPR website is: www.nipr.com 

  • IA Renewal Date is March 15, 2017.

  • Renewal period – January 4, 2017 through March 15, 2017

  • Terminations must be submitted by December 28, 2016

  • Iowa does not charge fees based on LOA but rather a retaliatory fee is charged based on the appointer’s state of domicile.  (See fee matrix below)

  • By using NIPR's Electronic Appointment Renewals, you will be assured that the Iowa Appointment Renewals will be updated. 

  • Electronic payment options offered by NIPR will immediately reflect the invoices as paid and will forward payment and renewal transactions to Iowa within 24 hours of that payment.

  • Invoices will not be displayed or made available for payment on the NIPR website after 4 pm cst., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

  • Iowa appointments will be updated to reflect termination of appointments as a result of non-payment after the renewal period ends (Close of Business 4 pm cst.) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

  • NIPR will turn off appointments and terminations on December 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm cst.
    Appointments will be turned back on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 am cst.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION

Payments for Iowa Appointment Renewals must be received by NIPR through the Electronic Options made available.  If you are unable to process appointment renewals electronically, please contact the Iowa Department of Insurance, Agent Licensing Division at (515) 281-3014. Please speak to Dorothy Hurdle for assistance.

Pursuant to Iowa Law (10.16(4)): Failure to pay renewal appointment fees by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 will result in termination of a company's appointments. Appointments that are terminated due to nonpayment of renewal fees may be reinstated upon payment of the renewal fee plus a reinstatement fee of $500.

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.
Transaction fees must be paid to renew.

Example:
# of appointments State Fee per Appointment Renewal Total State Appointment Renewal Fee
100 $10.00 $1,000.00

NIPR Transaction fee would be 1% of the State Appointment Renewal Fee of $1,000.00 = $10.00
NIPR processing fees are not refundable.

Iowa State Retaliatory Appointment Renewal Fees
Retaliatory fee is charged based on the appointer's state of domicile on the Producer's Database (PDB).

State

Renewal Start Date

Renewal End Date

Fees

AL

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$40.00

AR

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

CT

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$20.00

DC

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$25.00

FL

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$30.00

GA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

IA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$5.00

KS

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$5.00

KY

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$20.00

LA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$20.00

MA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$75.00

ME

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$30.00

MI

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$5.00

MS

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$25.00

NC

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$20.00

ND

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

NE

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$8.00

NJ

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$25.00

NM

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$23.00

NV

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$15.00

OH

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$15.00

OK

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$30.00

PA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$15.00

SC

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$20.00

SD

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

VT

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$30.00

VA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

WA

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$10.00

WI

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$40.00

WY

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$15.00

CN (Canada)

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$5.00

All others

January 4, 2017

March 15, 2017

$0.00


Payment Method and other Fees
Credit Card   Visa, MasterCard or American Express
Electronic Check There are no check processing fees for utilizing the electronic check payment method but NIPR transactions fees will apply
  • Customers using the Pay by Checkmethod 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.

NIPR processing fees are not refundable. 

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.

Process after January 4, 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 the appointment renewal process, contact: