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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
Alabama provides notice of legal hearing of certain amendments and revisions to various appointment, exam renewal requirements for producers and adjusters.
Colorado announces a fee reduction (see chart for new fees).
Delaware announces Gene Reed’s, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, retirement effective June 30, 2015. Gene Reed sends his sincere appreciation to all SILA members for making him a better regulator and a better person from being a part of the SILA family for so many years! He wishes the organization well and hopes to continue in some capacity in the near future with SILA.
Wisconsin announces a multi-state filing change for Surplus Lines filings.
The Surplus Lines Association of Illinois announces their office relocation on June 26th and its effect on system availability.
Virginia announces new testing option for active military and their families.
North Carolina Department of Insurance announces new testing options for active military and their families.
Arizona issues notice of its 2015 insurance laws.
Alabama sends notice of regulatory hearing for proposed licensing changes affecting producers and adjusters.
FINRA provides overview and expectations of its CRD Public Records Validation initiative.
North Dakota sends notice of proposed rulemaking changes, some of which affect producer licensing.
Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC) sends notice of potential suspension of services that includes licensing and enforcement activities effective July 1, 2015 if a budget is not enacted.
Alabama has passed legislation that will increase licensing fees effective January 1, 2016.
Michigan announces an annual CPI adjustment of the Surplus Lines licensee fee for costs.
Montana revises law regarding Surplus Lines fee changes.
New Mexico issues a bulletin regarding the refund of application fees.
North Dakota changes annual tax deadline from April 1 to March 2 of each year.
North Carolina announces that a new web page for its insurance exam pass/fail results by license and line of authority has been created.
Louisiana issues Advisory Letter for guidance with respect to producer compensation.
Alaska has new Licensing Program Coordinator (replacing Linda Brunette): Chris Murray.
California announces that its online service is now available for expired licenses.
Gene Reed, Delaware’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner, announces his last day on June 30th.
Louisiana clarifies guidance relative to "value added" services or things of value furnished by persons engaged in the business of insurance, as well as to common and ordinary marketing practices.
Nebraska clarifies its position on the collection of insurance consultant, agent or brokers fees or ‘commissions’ by insurers.
Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Jack Yanosky is retiring as the Director of Licensing & Enforcement effective June 5, 2015.
FINRA is requesting comment on a concept proposal to restructure the current representative-level qualification examination program.
Louisiana introducing proposed legislation to reduce the E&S tax rate from 5% to 4.85% and provide that Louisiana would withdraw from the Non-admitted Insurance Multi-State Agreement (NIMA). This bill also proposes that surplus lines brokers would only be required to file surplus lines tax reports for those quarters in which they actually place single-state surplus business.
Maine passes amendments to travel insurance legislation.
Nebraska passes legislation that provides limited lines travel insurance producer license to an individual or business entity
Nevada passes legislation that provides for the licensure of a producer of limited lines travel insurance.
New Mexico issues bulletin regarding title insurance and commission, rebate and inducement violations.
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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