ILLINOIS Non-Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no state announcements for Illinois at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license electronically.
Yes Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

Effective November 5, 2015 the Illinois Department of Insurance will no longer mail paper renewal notices or licenses that have historically been mailed by the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Licensing Division. License renewals will be emailed to the licensee’s email address of record. Once a new or renewed license is issued, licensees will be able to print their license by going to https://sbs.naic.org/solar-external-lookup/license-manager

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Individual)

Applicants applying for a Surplus Lines Producer license must read all rules regarding the Surplus Lines Laws and Regulations for the State of Illinois. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines and penalty fees. Please go to http://nipr.com/surplus_lines/illinois_state_sl_message.htm to read the Surplus Lines Laws and Regulations for the State of Illinois.

Paper Applicants: Illinois prefers that you use the electronic application; paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Applicant will be unable to apply electronically if they hold an inactive non-resident Illinois license on Producer Database (PDB).

Initial non-resident license transactions for Limited Lines Producer and Temporary Producer classes must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue the license.

  • Limited Lines Producer license class information:
    • Initial non-resident license transaction must be completed so that companies can submit an appointment to allow Illinois to issue a license for these particular limited lines and temporary insurance producer licenses.
    • Insurance producers will not pay for the license, only the NIPR transaction fee.
    • Multiple companies may hold appointments (licenses) on Producer Database (PDB) for any one (1) individual.
    • If a company terminates, the license still may be active on PDB. Multiple companies may hold a license with the individual.
    • Limited Lines Producer license will go through the appointment renewal process as long as the license is active in order to renew the license.
    • License is not valid without an appointment and will inactivated if an appointment is not submitted within thirty (30) days after the license is active on PDB.

Limited Lines Producers may not reinstate license.

The Limited Lines Producer license class is exempt from pre-licensing and exams.

Illinois only allows amendments to a license if the license is active and the applicant holds an active resident license with an equivalent line of authority (LOA).

Canadian applicants without a U.S. resident license cannot apply electronically.

If the Limited Lines Producer license is inactive or has a cancelled status on PDB, the insurance producer will then have to reapply for the license class so that the company can submit an appointment.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax. Paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Please check Announcements for any last minute notifications about the states to which you are applying.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Insurance Producer Life
Insurance Producer Health
Insurance Producer Property
Insurance Producer Casualty
Insurance Producer Variable Annuity
Insurance Producer Variable Life
Insurance Producer Personal Lines
Limited Lines Producer Credit Life, Accident & Health
Limited Lines Producer Baggage or Limited Travel, Health, or Trip Cancellation
Limited Lines Producer Farm Mutual
Limited Lines Producer HMO Enroller
Limited Lines Producer Industrial Accident & Health
Limited Lines Producer Industrial Life
Limited Lines Producer Legal Expense
Limited Lines Producer Limited Health Services Organization
Surplus Lines Producer N/A

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

License Fees (Individual)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Insurance Producer / All LOAs $250.00 $500.00
Non-Resident Limited Lines Producer / All LOAs $0** $400.00
Surplus Lines Producer / N/A $400.00 $400.00
Travel Insurance N/A * $1000.00
Amendment Fee $0.00 $0.00

* Per application.
**The appointing company will pay for the license through the appointment process. insurance producer is only responsible for NIPR transaction fee.

A licensing fee is prorated if the total days of licensing granted to the applicant is less than a full two (2) years (seven hundred and thirty (730) days) as determined by the assigned expiration date. If the license is issued for a full two (2) years, there is no prorating and the normal fee applies. Total length of license granted will be no less than eighteen (18) months and no more than twenty-nine (29) months. The navigator certificate license class is excluded from prorated fees.

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Last Update: 11/21/2017

ILLINOIS Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no state announcements for Illinois at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
No Accepts surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
Yes Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

Effective November 5, 2015 the Illinois Department of Insurance will no longer mail paper renewal notices or licenses that have historically been mailed by the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Licensing Division. License renewals will be emailed to the licensee’s email address of record. Once a new or renewed license is issued, licensees will be able to print their license by going to https://sbs.naic.org/solar-external-lookup/license-manager

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Paper Applicants: Illinois prefers that you use the electronic application; paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Applicant must be one of the following legal business types:

  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
  • Corporation
  • Sole Proprietor

Applicant will be unable to apply electronically if they hold an inactive, non-resident Illinois license on Producer Database (PDB).

Illinois only allows amendments to a license if the license is active and the applicant holds an active resident license with an equivalent line of authority (LOA).

Canadian applicants without a U.S. resident license cannot apply electronically.

All business entity applications require at least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP). DRLP’s must:

  • A DRLP license must be listed on PDB and be applying for a business entity license. If a DRLP license is not active or not listed on PDB, applicant will still owe the state fee and the transaction will be declined.
  • Have an active resident or non-resident license in Illinois. This excludes car rental limited license and self-service storage limited license. DRLP does not have to maintain license in Illinois.
  • At least one (1) of the DRLP specified on the application must also be specified as an owner, partner, officer or director and hold an insurance license in Illinois. At least one (1) owner, partner, officer or director must be entered on the application; this person must hold an insurance license in Illinois.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax. Paper applications can take six (6) to ten (10) weeks to process.

Please check Announcements for any last minute notifications about the states to which you are applying.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Business Entity Producer N/A Yes
Limited Lines Producer Credit Life Accident and Health Yes
Travel Insurance N/A Yes
Travel Retailer N/A Yes

* Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.

License Fees (Business Entity)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Business Entity Producer / N/A $150.00 N/A
License Class / LOA Combination $0.00** N/A
Surplus Lines Producer / N/A $400.00 $400.00
Travel Insurance $500.00 (Prorating applies — license expires 5/31 annually) N/A
Travel Retailer $0.00 N/A

* Per application.
**The appointing company will pay for the license through the appointment process. insurance producer is only responsible for NIPR transaction fee.

Contacts

Last Update: 9/08/2017

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