Nebraska Appointment Renewals for 2017

Key Information:

In 2017, Nebraska will process all appointment renewals electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). 

  • Appointment renewal date begins May 1, 2017 and ends July 31, 2017.

  • Appointment renewals will be electronically processed through NIPR.

  • Only appointments for Producers with active licenses on PDB will be renewed. If the producer has an inactive license on PDB, they will not be included in the invoice.

  • Appointment Renewal Invoices and the list of appointment renewals due will be available on the NIPR website beginning 8:00 AM CDT May 1, 2017 through 4:00 PM CDT July 31, 2017.

  • NIPR website link is: www.nipr.com. From there, please click on Company Appointment Renewals.

  • Appointments are renewed for one year for individuals and business entities. All appointments must be renewed annually by July 31, 2017 or the appointment will become Inactive.

  • Appointment terminations can only be processed for appointments that are shown as active on the PDB at the time the termination transaction is sent to NIPR.

  • All producers and agencies with active appointment(s) on PDB, as of April 17, 2017, will be included on the appointment renewal invoices for companies that have active licenses in Nebraska.

  • Any appointment submitted on or after April 17, 2017 will not be included on this year's invoice and will automatically receive the appointment status date of May 1, 2017.

  • The "black-out" period for Nebraska appointments will be April 17, 2017 through April 30, 2017.  During this time, no appointments will be allowed to be submitted.  Terminations may continue to be submitted during this time. During the blackout period, NIPR will receive and hold for processing any new appointments. The effective date will not be honored. Instead, May 1, 2017 will be the new effective date.

  • Terminations can be made by NIPR Subscribers through the Interactive Appointment/Termination Application. If you are not a subscriber, please contact NIPR at 816-783-8467 or marketing@nipr.com for subscription information. You may also utilize the services of a NIPR Authorized Business Partner http://www.nipr.com/authorized_business_partners.htm.

  • Appointment Renewal and NIPR fees are non-refundable.

  • Please contact Nebraska Department of Insurance if you have a dispute regarding a specific appointment and documentation to verify you previously terminated the appointment. Disputes must be resolved prior to April 30, 2017. Invoices as posted must be paid.

  • By using NIPR's Electronic Appointment Renewals, you can be assured that the NIPR invoice will be updated as paid, and the transactions to renew will be forwarded to the state within 24 business hours.

  • NIPR will display the invoices as paid, once payment is received.
Company Appointment Renewable License Classes

Producer (PDB/PIN code 3)

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • Payments for Nebraska 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 returned 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 return check to your company. 
    • NIPR is not responsible if late fees or non-renewal terminations are incurred during this period
NIPR Fees

1% of total state fees charged

Minimum $5.00 / Maximum $1,000.00

Example:

# of appts:
100

State Fee per Appt Renewal:
$20.00

Total State Appt Renewal fee:
$2,000.00

NIPR Transaction fee would be 1% of the State Appointment Renewal Fee of $2,000 = $20.00

 

 

NIPR renewal fee are based on the number of appointment renewals on the invoice

 

Nebraska Appointment Renewal Fee – Based on Domicile State Nebraska lists for Company:

Alabama

$10

Alaska

$8

Arizona

$8

Arkansas

$60

California

$8

Colorado

$8

Connecticut

$10

Delaware

$8

District of Columbia

$25

Florida

$30

Georgia

$14

Hawaii

$8

Idaho

$8

Illinois

$8

Indiana

$8

Iowa

$8

Kansas

$8

Kentucky

$25

Louisiana

$20

Maine

$35

Maryland

$8

Massachusetts

$75

Michigan

$8

Minnesota

$8

Mississippi

$25

Missouri

$8

Montana

$8

Nebraska

$8

Nevada

$15

New Hampshire

$8

New Jersey

$25

New Mexico

$20

New York

$8

North Carolina

$10

North Dakota

$10

Ohio

$15

Oklahoma

$30

Oregon

$8

Pennsylvania

$15

Rhode Island

$8

South Carolina

$20

South Dakota

$20

Tennessee

$8

Texas

$8

Utah

$8

Vermont

$30

Virginia

$10

Washington

$10

West Virginia

$25

Wisconsin

$40

Wyoming

$15

Virgin Islands

$8

Guam

$8

Puerto Rico

$8


Payment Method and other Fees

Credit Card

No processing fee

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. 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 fees are not refundable


Process beginning May 1, 2017 when the electronic invoices are on the website:

  • On the internet, go to www.nipr.com.
  • Click on the link to "Company Appointment Renewals" in the left-hand column.
  • Click on "Continue to Appointment Renewals".
  • Read the Use Agreement and click on the "Accept" button at the bottom of the page
  • Follow the links to company appointment renewals and sign-in using your company identifiers: company Cocodes, FEIN, and/or company name 
  • After entering information identifying you as an authorized submitter, the company appointment renewal invoice will be displayed. You can:
    • Print/pay the invoice
    • View the report of appointment renewals
    • Print the report of appointment renewals
    • Download the report as text (delimited)
    • Download the Report as XML
  • Help screens and customer support contacts are available.

If you have any questions regarding this new appointment renewal process, contact: