State Requirements

Ohio / Resident Renewal / Individual

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

Major Lines

  • Renewal Fee: $0.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00

Limited Lines

  • Renewal Fee: $25.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Late renewal fee is $50 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required. OR $100 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee,

Managing General Agent

  • Renewal Fee: $20.00

Public Insurance Adjuster

  • Renewal Fee: $50.00

Public Insurance Adjuster Agent

  • Renewal Fee: $50.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $500.00

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • Renewal Fee: $500.00

Surety Bail Bond

  • Renewal Fee: $150.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Late renewal fee is $50 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required. OR $100 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee,

Surplus Lines

  • Renewal Fee: $100.00

Third Party Administrator

  • Renewal Fee: $300.00

Title

  • Renewal Fee: $0.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Late renewal fee is $50 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required. OR $100 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee,

Title Insurance Marketing Representative

  • Renewal Fee: $25.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $50.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: Late renewal fee is $50 as of the first day of the month after license expiration date, in addition to renewal fee, if required. OR $100 as of the first day of the second month after license expiration date up to one year, in addition to renewal fee,

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $100.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
  • Applications for Other lines of authority will defer to state for approval.
PRODUCER

Major Lines

  • Life
  • Accident & Health
  • Variable
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal

Limited Lines

  • Auto Rental
  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Travel
  • Funeral
OTHER

Managing General Agent

  • Managing General Agent

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

  • Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

  • Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

Surety Bail Bond

  • Surety Bail Bond

Surplus Lines

  • Surplus Lines

Third Party Administrator

  • Third Party Administrator

Title

  • Title

Title Insurance Marketing Representative

  • Title Insurance Marketing Representative

Viatical Settlement Broker

  • Viatical Settlement Broker

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for individuals electronically.
  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
  • Late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
  • Print Licenses Electronically.

Applicant Cannot

  • Submit partial renewals.

Business Rules

  • 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.

  • Applicant must renew/reinstate all lines of authority held during renewal or reinstatement period. If applicant does not want to renew/reinstate they must contact the Ohio Department of Insurance to surrender lines of authority.

  • 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.
  • Public Insurance Adjuster (PIA) applicants are required to provide to the state:
    • Provide proof of bond in the amount of at least $1,000, payable to the State of Ohio.
    • Completion of the Electronic Individual PIA Supplemental form (INS3216) found on the Department's website containing a notary section and the Ohio Specific Bond form.
    • Provide a copy of the form that will be used as the contract in Ohio, if different than what is on file with Department.
    • Provide required supporting documents, if necessary.
  • Public Insurance Adjuster Agent (PIAA) applicants are required to provide to the state:
    • Provide proof of bond in the amount of at least $1,000, payable to the State of Ohio.
    • Completion of the Electronic Individual PIA Supplemental form (INS3216) found on the Department's website containing a notary section, Public Insurance Adjuster Agent Sponsorship section and the Ohio Specific Bond form.
    • Public insurance adjuster agents must be sponsored by a licensed individual or business entity public insurance adjuster. The representative may only be sponsored with one adjuster at a time. Applicants must complete and submit the PIAA Sponsorship form (INS3216) found on the Department's website.
    • Provide a copy of the form that will be used as the contract in Ohio, if different than what is on file with Department.
    • Provide required supporting documents, if necessary.
  • Surplus lines applicants
    • 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 Settlement 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.

Major Lines

Renewal Period: Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month -  last day of the licensees birth month.

Late Renewal Period: Up to one year past the expiration date.

Limited Lines

Renewal Period: Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month -  last day of the licensees birth month.

Late Renewal Period: Up to one year past the expiration date.

Managing General Agent

Renewal Period: Annually from December 1st -  the last day of February.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Public Insurance Adjuster

Renewal Period: Annually from October 1st - Annually on December 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Public Insurance Adjuster Agent

Renewal Period: Annually from October 1st - Annually on December 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Reinsurance Intermediary Broker

Renewal Period: Annually from October 1st - Annually on December 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Reinsurance Intermediary Manager

Renewal Period: Annually from October 1st - Annually on December 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Surety Bail Bond

Renewal Period: Annually from December 1st - the last day of February.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Surplus Lines

Renewal Period:  Annually on November 1st - January 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Third Party Administrator

Renewal Period: Annually on April 1st - Annually on June 30th.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

Title

Renewal Period: Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month - the last day of the licensees birth month

Late Renewal Period: Up to one year past the expiration date.

Title Insurance Marketing Representative

Renewal Period: Biennially ninety (90) days before the last day of the licenses birth month - he last day of the licensees birth month.

Late Renewal Period: Up to one year past the expiration date.

Viatical Settlement Broker

Renewal Period: Annually on January 1st -  March 31st.

Late Renewal Period: N/A

  • NIPR does not verify compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application, however compliance is required prior to the states approval of the request.  You may select your resident state on the following link: Verify My CE 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.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Ohio Department of Insurance
Attention: License Division
50 West Town Street, 3rd Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
United States

Phone: (614) 644-2665
Fax for Individuals: (614) 387-0096
Fax for Business Entities: (614) 387-0087
Email: Licensing@insurance.ohio.gov

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