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Insurance Company License Applications


All questions concerning company licensing should be addressed to:

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Division of Insurance
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St Paul, MN 55101-2198
651-539-1774
companylic.commerce@state.mn.us

All Primary and Expansion Applications must include a $1,500 application fee, payable to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  All Alien and Foreign Surplus Lines Applications must include a $550 fee, payable to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Applications are tailored for the various types of entities, although they all incorporate common elements related to finances and management.

Minnesota law and rules spell out the company licensing requirements for each particular product and insurance entity. The information below and forms (available by clicking on the link for your license type below) are what you need to begin the initial step in the licensing process. Additional information may be requested as we progress through the review process.

  • Each application includes a checklist. The checklist should be completed and all items on the checklist should be addressed.

  • Items not applicable to your situation must be clearly identified and an explanation provided.

  • Our analysts will not begin their review until the application is complete.

  • Complete applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Applications received after October 1 may not be reviewed in the current year.

  • All applications must contain the NAIC annual statement as of the year-end preceding the date of submission.

Insurers seeking a Minnesota Certificate of Authority or filing a corporate amendment application must use NAIC's Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (UCAA). Download from: http://www.naic.org/industry_ucaa.htm . In addition, please note the Minnesota specific requirements in the list below. The majority of the application may be submitted in hard copy or electronically, however, items requiring original certifications and state specific items must be submitted in hard copy.

Seasoning requirements for a foreign insurer to apply for a Minnesota Certificate of Authority can be found in the UCAA Expansion Application under State Charts.

  • UCAA Expansion/Primary State Specific Requirements and Forms (P&C and Life & Health)

    This document (.pdf) includes an Application Checklist, and an Appointment of Attorney form.

     

  • Foreign Surplus Lines Insurers

    This document (.pdf) includes an Application Checklist, Statement of Insurance Company Fees, and Appointment of Attorney form. 

  • Alien Surplus Lines Insurers

    This document (.pdf) includes Application Checklist, Designation of Addresses, and Appointment of Attorney. 

  • Risk Retention Groups

    This document (.pdf) includes an Application Checklist and an Application for Risk Retention Group Registration (Part A and Part B).

     

  • Accredited Reinsurers

    This document (.pdf) includes an Application Checklist, Appointment of Attorney form, and a Long-Tail Casualty Reinsurance Certification (For P&C Companies only).

     

  • Trusteed Reinsurers

    This document (.pdf) includes an Application Checklist.

     

  • Company Fees and Deposits

    This document (.pdf) lists various application fees and/or deposits required when filing and C & S requirements.

     

  • Company Mergers and Agent Appointments

    In order for insurance agents appointed with a merged company to be appointed with the surviving company on the date of merger, insurers will need to contact Sircon at sircon@sircon.com or 517-381-3870 to accomplish the transfer. If arrangements to transfer the merged company's agents to the surviving company are not made with Sircon, these individuals will not be able to sell for the surviving insurer until they are appointed with the surviving company on an individual basis as a regular appointment.

    After the transfer of agents is made with Sircon, the surviving company must notify the Department of Commerce. We will take the final step of insuring that the non-surviving company is deactivated.

     

  • Prescription Drug Plans

    There are two Applications for Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations for Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Plans. The first is for entities domiciled in Minnesota. The second is for entities domiciled in other States

    All items on the application checklist should be provided.  Items not applicable to your situation must be clearly explained. Submit only complete applications. Incomplete applications will be immediately returned.