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Our mission is to provide an educational forum for members to exchange information, best practices and ideas that resolve issues common to the industry and to improve licensing and registration across the country.

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The Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) delivers the education, information, and connections you need for success in this complex industry. SILA membership is an important asset for every industry professional, no matter your level of experience. Licensing? Registrations? Compliance? It’s complicated! SILA members share best practices, plus you’ll find state insurance and securities registration information, networking contacts and many more valuable tools within your reach. Read more
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Licensing and compliance is a unique niche. SILA connects you with the individuals, firms and regulators that can bring you success. There is no organization like SILA to put you in front of your target audience. Advertise, exhibit and make presentations directly to industry leaders. Benefit from “insider” information, including valuable survey and discussion group results for your R&D and marketing departments. List your company’s product/solution in the Vendor Directory - marketing dollars work hard when you partner with SILA! Read more
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SILA membership is the connection point that links regulators with industry professionals, influencers and fellow regulators. Opportunities exist for significant connection that can be a catalyst for change. Through SILA, regulators can gain understanding of how licensing and compliance regulations affect firms and carriers. Regulator relationships are highly valued by SILA, and we encourage regulator participation at our annual conference. We provide communication opportunities that are unmatched by any other organization. Read more

 

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Regulatory Announcements
Effective April 1, 2015, all individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed as Producers, Adjusters or Title Agents, or who are adding a new line of authority to an existing license, must have completed a Fingerprint background check.
FINRA announces qualification exam fee changes.
SEC approves consolidated FINRA Rule regarding Background Checks on registration applicants.
Kentucky Department of Insurance sends a reminder for Insurer Appointment Renewals
Michigan announces mandatory use of NAIC OPTins for submitting all tax reporting and payments.
California defines term 'commercial insured'.
North Carolina proposes bill to modernize Surplus Lines Act.
Texas introduces bill to change continuing education credit hours from 30 to 24 (proposed).
Wyoming sends reminder about its Annuity Suitability training requirement and the approaching March 26, 2015 deadline.
The Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) will discontinue assessing the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (CPIC) emergency assessment on applicable surplus lines policies issued or renewed with an effective date on or after July 1, 2015.
North Carolina provides advanced notice regarding expiration dates of surety bonds.
SEC approves consolidated FINRA Rule regarding Background Checks on registration applicants
Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) clarifies the applicability of the Florida Surplus Lines premium tax, service fee and policy assessments relative to Florida’s Public Charter Schools.
Rhode Island implements new Contact Change Request (CCR) application.
Connecticut Insurance Department announces an important change to the Adjuster and MVPD Appraiser renewals in 2015.
Oklahoma issues bulletin regarding earthquake insurance, property inspection and adjuster training.
California issues a notice regarding prelicense education objectives for life/health licenses.
Michigan issues its Market Conduct Agency Audit News.
Beginning March 2, PSI will be providing examination and fingerprint services for Louisiana licensing applicants.
New Mexico publishes its updated export list for use by surplus lines brokers.
North Carolina announces its annual 2015-2016 appointment renewal billing process.
SILA NOTICE
These regulatory announcements are provided to SILA by the state insurance departments. They are intended for distribution solely to SILA members. SILA does not provide the announcements as legal advice and takes no responsibility for the content of the announcements.
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