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Pennsylvania Insurance License

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Licensing requirements for Pennsylvania insurance professionals and companies.

This page provides an overview of insurance licensing in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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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Company Licenses

Pennsylvania Financial Services Company Licenses

Pennsylvania Claims Service Company Registration

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:10/20/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Pennsylvania Collection Agency License

Not required



Debt Collection Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania does not currently issue licenses for collection agencies.

Pennsylvania Insurance Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:1/8/16

Initial Registration

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

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Form:

http://www.insurance.pa.gov/Licensees/HowToApply/Pages/default.aspx#.Vo1W1hUrKUk

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $55

Fact Checked:1/8/16

Registration Renewal

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

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Form:

http://www.insurance.pa.gov/Licensees/HowToApply/Pages/default.aspx#.Vo1W1hUrKUk

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $55

Due:

Annually or Biennially based on license type

Fact Checked:1/8/16

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Limited Lines Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Limited Lines Travel Insurance Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:5/6/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Public Adjuster License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:5/6/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:7/7/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Surplus Lines Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the end of registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Title Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Viatical Settlements Broker License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Limited Lines Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Limited Lines Travel Insurance Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:5/6/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Producer Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Public Adjuster License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Surplus Lines Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the end of registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Title Agency License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Utilization Review Entity Certification

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of Health
Law:

40 PA Stat. § 991.2151

Fact Checked:2/19/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Review Entity (CRE) Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000 for managed care plan utilization review, $2,000 for utilization review and external grievance appeal reviews.

Required Attachments:

See the application form for a detailed list of required attachments.

Fact Checked:2/19/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Certified Review Entity (CRE) Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500 for managed care plan utilization review, $1,000 for utilization review and external grievance appeal reviews.

Due:

Triennially by the date of initial registration.

Notes:

Renewals must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the certification period.

Fact Checked:2/19/21

Individual Licenses

Pennsylvania Individual Financial Services Licenses

Pennsylvania Insurance Agent License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:12/31/20

Initial Registration

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

Agency Fee:

From $55 to $200 depending on license type

Fact Checked:6/1/17

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Varies based on license type

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:1/5/21

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser License - Non-Resident

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser License - Resident

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Producer Individual License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Surplus Lines Producer License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Title Agent License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Non-Resident Viatical Settlements Broker License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Limited Lines Producer Individual License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Producer Individual License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Surplus Lines Producer License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Exam Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Title Agent License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Exam Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Pennsylvania Resident Viatical Settlements Broker License

Agency:Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Learn about insurance licensing in other states:

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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