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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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Florida announces background question changes that become effective today, July 30th.
Connecticut announces insurance test candidates will experience easier navigation.
Vermont provides updated website and email addresses.
Massachusetts announces easier navigation for exam candidates through testing vendor.
Tennessee announces that testing for insurance licenses is now available at military test centers.
Effective October 1, 2015, Louisiana will withdraw from the Nonadmitted Insurance Multi-state Agreement (NIMA) and the NIMA sponsored Surplus Lines Clearinghouse. Bulletin No. 2015-06 provides guidance for calculating, reporting, and paying surplus lines taxes and the reduction of the surplus lines tax rate.
Maryland distributes clarification to insurance producers on commission sharing.
Virginia notifies us that replacing retired J. Preston Winn is Richard J. Tozer, Supervisor, Virginia Agents Licensing.
Indiana clarifies licensing requirements for business entities seeking licensure for variable life and annuity products. Also, the Indiana Licensing Division has moved resulting in a floor and fax number number change to: Indiana Department of Insurance 311 West Washington Street, Suite #103 Indianapolis IN 46204 Fax: (317) 234-5882
Many State Licensing Directors have changed this year. The SILA Journal will be updated with these changes but we wanted to introduce these personnel changes to you now.
North Dakota provides a summary of its legislative changes that go into effect on August 1, 2015.
North Carolina announces availability of renewing Surplus Lines individual and business entity licenses through NIPR.
Texas enacts new legislation on September 1, 2015 that imposes license expiration and CE hour changes, in addition to penalties for non-compliance.
Michigan announces an annual CPI adjustment of the Surplus Lines licensee fee for costs.
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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