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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
Idaho Surplus Lines Association publishes its 2016 filing deadline and premium tax guidelines in addition to white list changes.
Idaho revamps its website.
Missouri issues its 2016 annual Surplus Lines reporting guidelines.
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation posted a guide to help surplus lines brokers/licensees meet their Rhode Island tax filing and tax payment obligations.
Utah issues notice that licensed bail bond agencies may not sell cash bail contracts, post cash bail, or loan money to defendants for cash bail.
North Carolina provides clarification regarding Designated Home State (DHS) adjusters and appraisers.
North Dakota sends notice of upcoming appointment renewal requirements and procedures.
Connecticut sends bulletin regarding its Surplus Lines 2016-2017 financial reporting requirements.
Delaware sends notice that all nonresident licensees (individuals and business entities) are required to renew by February 28, 2017. Renewal notices will no longer be mailed out to licensees.
Maryland sends bulletin re-affirming that notaries who participate in real estate closings or settlements must be licensed as title insurance producers.
Mississippi announces that certain administrative licensing notices will be issued by email.
North Carolina issues a helpful crosswalk resource document that defines what lines are covered under each license type. In addition, they announce their 2017 appointment renewal process requirements.
Wyoming Department of Insurance issues the following guidance regarding what would be considered sufficient to comply with the requirements of Wyoming Statute § 26-23-308 regarding underwriting standards and records retention for title agents and title insurers.
Connecticut announces new online pay portal for producers' Letters of Clearance and Certification in addition to bail bonds annual assessments.
Wisconsin announces change in submitting and payment of Surplus Lines taxes to OPTins.
California announces a public hearing concerning the renewal of the Surplus Lines export list.
The Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) issues its newsletter.
Wyoming issues an appointment renewal reminder.
DC is now live with SBS 2016.
Kentucky’s new law regarding Pharmacy Benefit Manager licensing requires all applications to be submitted now, for licensure by January 1, 2017. Penalty applies if the application is not received by the deadline.
Mississippi requires use of the Electronic Bondsmen Registry for bail agents, limited surety agents or insurance companies writing bail bonds.
Missouri sends reminder regarding Surplus Lines filing procedures.
North Carolina Surplus Lines Association provides website and contact information in addition to a reminder that registration through the new SLIP system will be available in December.
Arkansas announces the mandate of using OPTins when filing the 2016 annual premium taxes (does not apply to Surplus Lines at this time).
Florida outlines its Designated Home State adjuster licensing information.
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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