Maine Insurance License

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Licensing requirements for Maine insurance professionals and companies.

This page provides an overview of insurance licensing in Maine for individuals and companies. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Companies that provide insurance producer services in Maine must apply for a license prior to doing business. Depending on the lines of authority offered by the entity and the types of services offered, multiple firm licenses may be required.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

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Maine Financial Services and Insurance Company Licenses

Maine Debt Collector Branch License

Agency:Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation - Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Application

Agency fee:

$150 if the company's main office license expires in less than 12 months and $300 if the main office license expires in more than 12 months.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years for licensees with names beginning with letters A-M and by July 31 of odd-numbered years for licensees with names beginning with N-Z.

Notes:

Renewal forms are mailed around June 1st.

Maine Debt Collector License

Agency:Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation - Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must have a net worth of at least $10,000 demonstrated by a financial statement.

Bond Requirements:

Varies by collection activities and gross collection. Required bond amounts range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Initial Registration

Form:

Debt Collector License Application

Agency fee:

$300 if filing in the second half of the biennial license period and $600 if filing in the first half of the biennial license period.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$600

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years for licensees with names beginning with letters A-M and by July 31 of odd-numbered years for licensees with names beginning with N-Z.

Notes:

Renewal forms are mailed around June 1st.

Maine Insurance Agency License

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance firms that are applying for a license in Maine for the first time.

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance
Form:

http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/producer/licforms.htm

Agency fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $45

Registration Renewal

This section applies to insurance firms that are already licensed in Maine and need to renew their license.

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance
Form:

http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/producer/licforms.htm

Agency fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $45

Due:

Biennially

Maine Medical Utilization Review License

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance

Initial Registration

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance
Form:

Medical Utilization Review License Application

Agency fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance
Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Notes:

Return the notice sent by the insurance bureau along with the renewal fee to renew your license.

Individual Licenses

Maine Individual Financial Services and Insurance Licenses

Maine Insurance Agent License

Agency:Maine Bureau of Insurance

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance agents that are applying for a license in Maine for the first time.

Agency fee:

From $25 to $165 depending on license type

Adjuster - A person or firm that is paid to adjust, investigate, and negotiate claim settlements. There are 3 categories of adjusters: company, independent, and public. Company adjusters work for insurance companies and investigate claims on behalf of the company. Independent adjusters investigate claims on a contractual basis for insurance companies. Public adjusters investigate claims on behalf of claimants, usually to determine the amount of money that can be claimed.

Agent in Charge - A licensed individual responsible for the supervision of all individuals within an insurance agency. The agent in charge must be licensed in the same lines as the agency.

Insurance Agent - Insurance agents act as intermediaries between the insurance company and policyholders. Agents can be either captive or independent. Captive agents represent a single insurance company, while independent agents represent multiple insurers.

Insurance Broker - Individuals who sell insurance policies while representing the interests of the buyer. Brokers are typically independent intermediaries without an insurance company affiliation.

Insurance Producer - May be used to refer to either individual insurance agents and brokers or insurance agencies and brokerages.

Managing General Agent - An agent or broker that is involved in underwriting and has other areas of authority normally handled by insurers. MGAs are typically involved in unusual lines of coverage or in geographically prohibitive areas.

Surplus Lines Insurer - An insurance carrier that takes on risks that a licensed carrier is unwilling to insure. Surplus lines insurers do not have access to state guaranty funds and are less tightly regulated by state governing bodies.

Third Party Administrator - An organization that manages group insurance policies and works with the employer and insurance carrier to process claims, handle loss control, and provide risk management and consulting services.

Title Agent - Title agents sell insurance that protects real estate owners against loss of ownership of a property due to a legal claim.

Viatical Settlement Provider - A company that purchases life insurance policies at a discount from individuals seeking immediately available funds.

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big “I”)
Advocacy group of independent insurance brokers and agents.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
Professional association that advocates for favorable regulatory conditions for insurance agents and financial advisors.

National Association of Insurance Companies (NAIC)
A standard setting and regulatory support organization that is governed by state insurance regulators.

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
Professional association that provides education and advocacy for insurance agents throughout the United States.

National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR)
An affiliate of the NAIC that provides streamlined and uniform producer licensing processes.

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