Resource Library

Free Online Legal Resources

What Is A Certificate Of Authority?

In order to conduct insurance business all licensees must obtain a Certificate of Authority (CA) directly with an insurance company(s). CA appointments will cover all classes of insurance held in common between the agent and the insurer. New CA`s for existing licensed agents will be valid seven working days after mailing by the insurer. The insurer has the responsibility of verifying that the CA has been issued. CA`s for new licensees are valid only upon the issuance of your permanent license. Certificates of Authority will be renewed annually by the insurance companies. CA`s will terminate automatically upon the expiration or cancellation of the license. CA`s may also be terminated at the written request of the insurer or agent.

Speak to an Experienced Insurance Attorney Today

This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified insurance lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local insurance attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

Additional Insurance Articles

Search LawInfo's Insurance Resources

Find an Attorney in Your Area

Insurance Videos

What Is Indemnification

Insurance Lawyers

Related Insurance Issues