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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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Nevada revises certain licensing fees.
Indiana outlines when a consulting fee for insurance producers without a consultant license is permitted.
Maine clarifies conditions which a risk may be placed in the surplus lines market.
Maryland issues a summary of its signed 2016 insurance legislation which includes Portable Electronics compensation of vendor employers, alters some licensing requirements relative to public adjusters, and addresses electronic means relating to certificates of qualifications, licensing and registration notifications.
NAIC releases its first volume of the Insurance Department Resources Report (IDRR) that provides helpful statistical state Insurance Department information: number of departmental staff and their functions, annual budgets, revenue flows, the number of insurers and insurance producers and the number of consumer complaints and inquiries.
Effective October 31, 2016, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) will require Surplus Lines Brokers/Agencies to file all quarterly surplus lines premium tax forms and premium tax payments electronically. Effective April 01, 2017, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) will require all Surplus Lines Annual Statements to be filed by electronic format.
Two bulletins: Michigan provides guidance regarding the activities an agent may engage in, without requiring surplus lines licensure, when obtaining coverage in the surplus lines insurance market. And Michigan announces its annual CPI adjustment of the Surplus Lines licensee fee allowed for costs.
North Carolina issues its procedures for Catastrophic Adjusters.
Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) provides compliance tips and reminders for Part C Affidavits.
The North Carolina Surplus Lines Association releases its notice regarding registrations and Surplus Lines filing procedures for 2016-2017. More notices to follow as implementation and setup processes are finalized.
New Jersey Insurance Department announces that its email addresses have changed.
Louisiana clarifies the Investment Adviser grandfathering requirements and the extension permitted.
Alabama Securities Commission publishes the new reporting requirements for Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisers regarding Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation.
Alabama announces new law effective May 10th regarding attorneys as Title Insurance agents.
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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