OHIO Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Ohio at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends
Major Lines Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month. Biennially on the last day of the licensees birth month.
Limited Lines
Managing General Agent Annually on December 1st. Annually on the last day of February.
Surety Bail Bond
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Annually on October 1st. Annually on December 31st.
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager
Title Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month. Biennially on the last day of the licensees birth month.
Title Insurance Marketing Representative
Third Party Administrator Annually on April 1st. Annually on June 30th.
Surplus Lines Annually on November 1st. Annually on January 31st.
Viatical Settlement Broker Annually on January 1st. Annually on March 31st.

Business Rules (Individual)

Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

Applicants may renew up to ninety (90) days prior to their license expiration date. Any renewal application received prior to the ninety (90) days of the license expiration date or after the renewal application acceptance time period will not be accepted.

There must be no serious RIRS action or SAD actions for the applicant since last renewal. If applicable, please contact the state for additional information.

Non-citizens of U.S. must show proof of U.S. work authorization. Applicant must provide a copy of a work permit issued by the Department of Immigration.

Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Managing general agent applicants must provide to the state:

  • Copy of the signed contract.
  • Copy of the Certified Resolution  of the Board appointment describing duties to be performed.
  • Copy of bond in the amount of at least $50,000.          
  • Proof of Errors and Omissions Policy.
  • List of applicant’s agents, producers or sub-producers.
  • Completion of the “Electronic MGA supplemental form” (Notarized) found on Department website.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Surplus lines applicants please note that before an applicant receives an Ohio resident surplus line broker license or renewal, the applicant or licensee named in the application shall execute and deliver to the superintendent of insurance a bond in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, payable to the state. The bond required by this section shall be issued by an insurance company authorized to transact surety business in Ohio. Applicant must also submit the Ohio Specific Bond form INS3222 prescribed by the superintendent. The bond form can be found on the Department’s state website.

Surplus lines applicant must hold property and casualty LOAs.

Title insurance marketing rep applicants are required to provide to the state:
Completion of TIMR Sponsorship form. The TIMR Sponsorship form can be found on the Department’s state website. Title insurance marketing representatives must be sponsored by a licensed title individual or business entity. The representative may only be sponsored with one title agent at a time and submit required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Third party administrator applicants are required to provide to the state:

  • Proof of fidelity bond or other comparable insurance policy coverage for all employees as required by R.C. 3959.11 and OAC 3901-8-05 (D)(5). Documentation must include the name of the carrier, policy number and effective dates.
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage and/or E&O insurance as required by ERISA. Documentation must include the name of the carrier, policy number and effective dates.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Viatical settlements broker applicants are required to provide to the state:

  • Must provide a description of procedures that are in place to safeguard the confidentiality of viators’ and insureds’ personal and medical information that complies with division (G) of ORC section 3916.07 and 3916.13, only if different than what is currently on file with the Department.
  • Must provide a comprehensive anti-fraud plan that complies with requirements of division (G) of ORC section 3916.18, only if different than what is currently on file with the Department.
  • Must provide an updated organizational chart that identifies all employees, position titles, and description of position(s).
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

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.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) Major/Limited/Other *
Major Lines Life Major
Major Lines Accident & Health Major
Major Lines Property Major
Major Lines Casualty Major
Major Lines Variable Major
Major Lines Personal Major
Limited Lines Credit Limited
Limited Lines Crop Limited
Limited Lines Travel Limited
Limited Lines Funeral Other
Limited Lines Auto Rental Other
Viatical Settlement Broker Viatical Settlement Broker Other
Managing General Agent Managing General Agent Other
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Other
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Other
Surety Bail Bond Surety Bail Bond Other
Surplus Lines Surplus Lines Other
Title Title Other
Title Insurance Marketing Representative Title Insurance Marketing Representative Other
Third Party Administrator Third Party Administrator Other

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

Renewal Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Late Renewal **
Major Lines / All LOAs $0.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date.
Limited Lines / All LOAs $25.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Viatical Settlement Broker / Viatical Settlement Broker $100.00 N/A
Managing General Agent / Managing General Agent $20.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker / Reinsurance Intermediary Broker $500.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager / Reinsurance Intermediary Managager $500.00 N/A
Surety Bail Bond / Surety Bail Bond $150.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Surplus Lines / Surplus Lines $100.00 N/A
Title / Title $0.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Title Insurance Marketing Representative / Title Insurance Marketing Representative $25.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Third Party Administrator / Third Party Administrator $300.00 N/A

* Per application.

**Late renewal period begins the first day of the month after the license expiration date.

Major lines, limited lines, title and title insurance marketing representative applicants with inactive licenses for reason of non-renewal will be charged a $100.00 reinstatement fee in addition to the renewal application fee.

Contacts

Last Update: 6/01/2017

OHIO Resident License Renewal for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for Ohio at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends
Major Lines July 1st biennially, odd numbered years for non-resident entities & even numbered years for resident entities. September 30th biennially, odd numbered years for non-resident entities & even numbered years for resident entities. 
Limited Lines
Title
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Annually on October 1st. Annually on December 31st.
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager
Managing General Agent Annually on December 1st. Annually on the last day of February.
Surety Bail Bond
Surplus Lines Annually on November 1st. Annually in January 31st.
Third Party Administrator Annually on April 1st. Annually on June 30th.
Viatical Settlement Broker Annually on January 1st. Annually on March 31st.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Applicants may renew up to ninety (90) days prior to their license expiration date. Any renewal application received prior to the ninety (90) days of the license expiration date or after the renewal application acceptance time period will not be accepted.

Ohio Department of Insurance will review agency registration with the Ohio Secretary of State prior to license renewal.

Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Managing general agent applicants must provide:

  • Copy of the signed contract.
  • Copy of the Certified Resolution  of the Board appointment describing duties to be performed.
  • Copy of bond in the amount of at least $50,000.         
  • Proof of Errors and Omissions Policy.
  • List of applicant’s agents, producers or sub-producers.
  • Completion of the “Electronic MGA supplemental form” (Notarized) found on Department website.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Surplus lines applicants please note that before an applicant receives an Ohio resident surplus line broker license or renewal, the applicant or licensee named in the application shall execute and deliver to the superintendent of insurance a bond in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, payable to the state. The bond required by this section shall be issued by an insurance company authorized to transact surety business in Ohio. Applicant must also submit the Ohio Specific Bond form INS3222 prescribed by the superintendent. The bond form can be found on the Department’s state website.

Surplus lines applicant must hold property and casualty lines of authority (LOA).

All title applicants are required to provide:

  • On a separate attachment provide notification of changes to the owners, partners, officers, directors and affiliated title agents not previously reported to the application.   
  • Attach an organizational chart that shows the following information: all subsidiaries, affiliates, and owners of the business entity (“owner” includes shareholder, member or partner). Indicate in the chart the percentage of voting shares, membership or partnership interest of the business entity that is held by each owner of the business entity. Identify with specificity each ownership interest held by a bank, trust company, bank and trust company, or other lending institution, mortgage service, brokerage, mortgage guaranty company, escrow company, real estate company, or any subsidiaries thereof, or by any person engaged in the business of any of the foregoing. If any of the owners of the business entity is a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership, identify the shareholders, members and partners of those owners.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Third party administrator applicants are required to provide to the state:

  • Proof of fidelity bond or other comparable insurance policy coverage for all employees as required by R.C. 3959.11 and OAC 3901-8-05 (D)(5). Documentation must include the name of the carrier, policy number and effective dates.
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage and/or E&O insurance as required by ERISA. Documentation must include the name of the carrier, policy number and effective dates.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Viatical settlements broker applicants are required to provide to the state:

  • Must provide a description of procedures that are in place to safeguard the confidentiality of viators’ and insureds’ personal and medical information that complies with division (G) of ORC section 3916.07 and 3916.13, only if there are any changes from what has already been filed with the Department.
  • Must provide a comprehensive anti-fraud plan that complies with requirements of division (G) of ORC section 3916.18, only if there are any changes from what has already been filed with the Department.
    • Must identify all owners, partners, officers, members, directors, employees authorized to act under the Viatical Settlement Broker entity license. That has changed since the last application or renewal. Documentation must include, at a minimum, full legal name, SSN/NPN and date of birth for each person authorized to act under the Viatical Settlement Broker entity license.
  • Must provide an organizational chart that identifies all employees, partners, members, officers, & key employees, including position titles, and description of positions. The chart must also identify all owners or shareholders having five percent (5%) or greater beneficial ownership. The chart must additionally show the relationship of each to the applicant, including % of beneficial ownership or control.
  • Provide the full name and address of the Agent for Service of Process appointed by the applicant, per O.R.C. 3916.03, if different than what has previously been provided to the Department.
  • Provide the full name, address and telephone number of the person, on behalf of the applicant, who shall be responsible for handling or responding to regulatory complaints, application forms, or questions regarding its activities in Ohio, if different than what has previously been provided to the Department
  • Must provide a certificate of Good Standing from the domicile state’s Secretary of State or equivalent.
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must have an active resident or non-resident license in Ohio.

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.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) Major/Limited/Other * DRLP Required
Major Lines Life Major Yes
Major Lines Accident & Health Major Yes
Major Lines Property Major Yes
Major Lines Casualty Major Yes
Major Lines Personal Major Yes
Major Lines Variable Major Yes
Major Lines Personal Major Yes
Limited Lines Credit Limited Yes
Limited Lines Crop Limited Yes
Limited Lines Travel Limited Yes
Limited Lines Funeral Other Yes
Limited Lines Auto Rental Other Yes
Viatical Settlement Broker Viatical Settlement Broker Other Yes
Managing General Agent Managing General Agent Other Yes
Public Insurance Adjuster Public Insurance Adjuster Other Yes
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Other Yes
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Other Yes
Surety Bail Bond Surety Bail Bond Other Yes
Surplus Lines Surplus Lines Other Yes
Title Title Other Yes
Third Party Administrator Third Party Administrator Other Yes

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

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Fee * Late Renewa l **
Major Lines / All LOAs $25.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Limited Lines / All LOAs $25.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Viatical Settlement Broker / Viatical Settlement Broker $100.00 N/A
Managing Generel Agent / Managing General Agent $20.00 N/A
Public Insurance Adjuster / Public Insurance Adjuster $50.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Broker / Reinsurance Intermediary Broker $500.00 N/A
Reinsurance Intermediary Manager / Reinsurance Intermediary Managager $500.00 N/A
Surety Bail Bond / Surety Bail Bond $150.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Surplus Lines / Surplus Lines $100.00 N/A
Title / Title $25.00 $50.00 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
OR
$100.00 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee, if required.
Third Party Administrator / Third Party Administrator $300.00 N/A

* Per application.

**Late renewal period begins the first day of the month after the license expiration date.

Major lines, limited lines, title and title insurance marketing representative applicants with inactive licenses for reason of non-renewal will be charged a $100.00 reinstatement fee in addition to the renewal application fee.

Contacts

Last Update: 07/10/2014

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