Beginning January 1, 2021, the Ohio Department of Insurance will begin sending license renewal notifications via email instead of U.S. Mail. Renewal notification emails will be sent approximately 90 days, 60 days, and 30 days prior to an agent’s license expiration date to email addresses on file with the Department. This is a departure from the previous notification schedule, which included a 90-day licensure renewal notification via U.S. mail and a 30-day electronic licensure renewal notification.
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Notification from the Ohio Department of Insurance: March 27, 2020, Governor DeWine signed House Bill (HB) 197 which includes many provisions intended to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Section 11 of the Bill provides relief to license-holders whose license expires during the state of emergency declared by the Governor through Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020. If a license expires during the state of emergency, it will remain valid and may be renewed until no later than 90 days after the state of emergency ends or December 1, 2020, whichever comes first. In order to ensure that licenses are able to be renewed during the state of emergency (and after), the Department will periodically adjust expiration dates within the Department’s computer system and in the PDB (NIPR). While the adjusted expiration dates may appear to be sooner than the time period given thru HB 197, that is only to ensure that data entry remains available thru NIPR. The Department will continuously adjust the license expiration dates of affected licenses until the extension granted through HB 197 ends. While license-holders will have extra time to renew their licenses, the Department encourages renewals to be completed during the state of emergency to ensure timely processing once the state of emergency ends. While these changes are intended to provide relief during the state of emergency, continuing education courses will continue to be offered, NIPR will accept electronic applications and the Department will still be processing applications. When possible, taking action during the state of emergency is encouraged.
License and application questions for Ohio Insurance Department should be sent Licensing@insurance.ohio.gov.
Applicants should utilize NIPR’s Attachment Warehouse whenever appropriate.
Contact InformationMailing Address
Ohio Department of Insurance
Attention: License Division
50 West Town Street, 3rd Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215