522B.6  License.

1.  A person who meets the requirements of sections 522B.4 and 522B.5, unless otherwise denied licensure pursuant to section 522B.11, shall be issued an insurance producer license. An insurance producer license is valid for three years.

2.  An insurance producer may qualify for a license in one or more of the following lines of authority:

a.  Life insurance providing coverage on human lives, including benefits of endowment and annuities, and may include benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident and benefits for disability income.

b.  Accident and health or sickness insurance providing coverage for sickness, bodily injury, or accidental death, and may include benefits for disability income.

c.  Property insurance providing coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to property of any kind.

d.  Casualty insurance providing coverage against legal liability, including that for death, injury, or disability, or damage to real or personal property.

e.  Variable life and variable annuity products insurance providing coverage provided under variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities.

f.  Personal lines property and casualty insurance sold to individuals and families primarily for noncommercial purposes.

g.  Excess and surplus lines insurance provided by certain nonadmitted insurers pursuant to section 515.147.

h.  Credit insurance, including credit life, credit disability, credit property, credit unemployment, involuntary unemployment, mortgage life, mortgage guaranty, mortgage disability, guaranteed automobile protection insurance, and any other form of insurance offered in connection with an extension of credit that is limited to partially or wholly extinguishing a credit obligation and that the commissioner determines should be designated a form of credit insurance.

i.  Any other line of insurance permitted under state law or by rule.

3.  An insurance producer license remains in effect unless revoked or suspended as long as all required fees are paid and continuing education requirements for resident individual insurance producers are met by any applicable due date.

4.  An individual insurance producer who allows the producer's license to lapse, within twelve months from the due date of the renewal fee, may have the same license reinstated without the necessity of passing a written examination upon the payment of a reinstatement fee as specified by rule of the commissioner. Such reinstatement fee shall be in addition to the required renewal fee.

5.  A licensed insurance producer who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures due to military service or some other extenuating circumstance may request a waiver of those procedures. Such insurance producer may also request a waiver of any examination requirement or any other penalty or sanction imposed for failure to comply with renewal procedures.

6.  The license shall contain the licensee's name, address, personal identification number, and the date of issuance, the lines of authority, the expiration date, and any other information the commissioner deems necessary.

7.  A licensee shall inform the commissioner by any means acceptable to the commissioner of a change of address within thirty days of the change. Failure to timely inform the commissioner of a change in legal name or address may result in a penalty as specified in section 522B.17.

8.  In order to assist with the commissioner's duties, the commissioner may contract with a nongovernmental entity, including the national association of insurance commissioners or any affiliate or subsidiary the national association of insurance commissioners oversees, to perform any ministerial functions, including the collection of fees, related to producer licensing that the commissioner deems appropriate.

Section History: Recent form

  2001 Acts, ch 16, §20, 37

Internal References

  Referred to in § 522B.1


  Section is effective January 1, 2002; 2001 Acts, ch 16, §37

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