MASSACHUSETTS Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Massachusetts at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can reinstate through NIPR's Resident License Renewal Application.
Yes Partial renewals allowed.
No License printing available electronically.
Yes Applicant must currently hold and be renewing life if they are renewing variable.

License Printing

Massachusetts does not offer online license printing. Licensees must contact the state.

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Reinstatement Period
Producer Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date - expiration date of license Begins the day after expiration date up to one (1) year.
Surplus Lines Broker Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date - expiration date of license N/A

Note: Producer individuals renew triennially based on date of birth. Surplus lines individuals renew annually based on original date of licensure.

Business Rules (Individual)

The NIPR does not maintain or process course completion data.  Access to the renewal application is granted once the state electronically notifies the NIPR that you are CE compliant.  We are unable to override the status.  You may select your resident state name from the map on the following link: /map_continuing_education_requirements.htm  to view your CE transcript and determine whether the state has updated your status to compliant in their system and on what date.  It generally takes up to 72 hours from the compliance date for the status to be updated in our system.

If applicant answers yes to "Are you legally blind?” Applicant must submit supporting documentation to the state.

Producer only: If applicant answers yes to “Are you a Massachusetts resident military veteran?” Applicant must submit supporting documentation (DD-214) to the state.

Producer applicants may not reinstate if license is active but current date is past expiration date. Applicant must wait for the producer database to be updated before submitting a reinstatement.

Producer Applicants may apply for reinstatement through Resident License Renewal Application starting the day after the expiration date and up to one (1) year past the expiration date. Reinstatement applications will include a penalty fee. After the year has expired, the applicant must apply as a new applicant through NIPR's Resident License Application.

Surplus lines broker applicants must reapply through the Resident License application immediately after license expiration.

Applicant must currently hold an active producer license with property and casualty lines of authority in order to renew surplus lines broker license.

Applicant must not have an active non-resident license in the state.

Applicant must provide a valid business phone number.

All phone and fax numbers entered on application, including submitter information, must follow these rules:

  • No lengths greater than ten (10) characters.
  • Numeric values only.

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. All other required documentation must be forwarded directly to the state.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) CE Verified before Application
Producer Life Yes
Producer Accident & Health or Sickness Yes
Producer Property Yes
Producer Casualty Yes
Producer Personal Line Yes
Producer Variable Annuity & Variable Life Product Yes
Producer Credit No
Producer Travel, Accident & Baggage No
Surplus Lines Broker Property & Casualty No

Renewal Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination License Renewal Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $225.00 $450.00 ($225 license fee + $225 late fee)
Surplus Lines Broker / Property & Casualty $150.00 N/A

* Per application.
* Fee is waived for veterans or the legally blind. 

Additional Fee: Producer applicants applying for casualty, property, and/or personal lines LOAs are charged an additional $75 lead paint surcharge fee.

Contacts

Last Update: 7/22/2016

MASSACHUSETTS Resident License Renewal for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Massachusetts at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.
No Applicant can reinstate through NIPR's Resident License Renewal Application.
Yes Partial renewals allowed.
No License printing available electronically.
Yes Applicant must currently hold and be renewing for life if they are renewing variable.

License Printing

Massachusetts does not offer online license printing. Licensees must contact the state.

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends
All License Classes Sixty (60) days prior to expiration date. Annually on original issue date of license.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Reinstatements are not allowed for business entities. Beginning the first day following the license expiration date, the business entity must apply as a new applicant through NIPR's Resident License Application.

The following applies to the producer license class only:

  • At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer must be listed on the application.
  • All designated responsible producers must be actively licensed in the state on the producer database (resident or non-resident of Massachusetts).
  • All designated responsible producers provided on the business entity application must also be listed as members (affiliations). There may also be additional members listed outside of the designated responsible producers.

All members (affiliations) must have an active resident or non-resident license in the state on the producer database.

The members (affiliations) provided must cumulatively cover the lines of authority on the application.

Applicant must not have an active non-resident license in the state.

Surplus lines broker applicants must actively hold both producer property and casualty lines of authority.

Applicant must provide a valid business phone number.

All phone and fax numbers entered on the application, including submitter information, must follow these rules:

  • No lengths greater than ten (10) characters.
  • Numeric value only.

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. All other required documentation must be forwarded directly to the state.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Producer Life Yes
Producer Accident & Health or Sickness Yes
Producer Property Yes
Producer Casualty Yes
Producer Personal Line Yes
Producer Variable Annuity & Variable Life Product Yes
Producer Credit Yes
Producer Travel, Accident & Baggage Yes
Surplus Lines Broker Property & Casualty Yes (member only, no DRLP)

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

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

License Class / LOA Combination License Renewal Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $75.00 per member
Surplus Lines Broker / Property & Casualty $150.00 per member

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update:9/02/2016

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