Who Can Legally Present Themselves To The Public As An Agency, And What Is Required To Obtain That Right?

No person shall act as or hold himself, herself, or itself out to be an insurance agency until such person has procured a license in this state. No license shall be granted to an insurance agency unless the agency designates a licensed agent or broker who shall have full responsibility for the conduct of all business transactions of the insurance agency within the state relative to insurance. Such designated agent or broker shall be either an officer or a member of the agency and shall have either (1) more than a nominal financial interest in the agency or (2) be an active participant in the management of the agency Any individual associated with a licensed agency who solicits insurance shall be a licensed agent or broker.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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