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Producer Licensing (D) Task Force

2021 Membership

2022 Proposed Charges

The mission of the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force is to: 1) develop and implement uniform standards, interpretations, and treatment of producer and adjuster licensees and licensing terminology; 2) monitor and respond to developments related to licensing reciprocity; 3) coordinate with industry and consumer groups regarding priorities for licensing reforms; and 4) provide direction based on NAIC membership initiatives to the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) Board of Directors regarding the development and implementation of uniform producer licensing initiatives, with a primary emphasis on encouraging the use of electronic technology.

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services

  1. The Producer Licensing (D) Task Force will:
    1. Work closely with NIPR to encourage the full utilization of NIPR products and services by all the states and producers, and encourage accurate and timely reporting of state administrative actions to the NAIC’s Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) to ensure that this data is properly reflected in the State Producer Licensing Database (SPLD) and the Producer Database (PDB).
    2. Facilitate roundtable discussions, as needed, with the state producer licensing directors for the exchange of views, opinions, and ideas on producer licensing activities in the states and at the NAIC.
    3. Discuss, as necessary, state perspectives regarding the regulation and benefit of the activities of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), established enrollment assisters (including navigators and non-navigator assisters and certified application counselors), and the activities of producers in assisting individuals and businesses purchasing in the health insurance marketplaces. Coordinate with the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee and the Antifraud (D) Task Force, as necessary.
    4. Monitor the activities of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB) in the development and enforcement of the NARAB membership rules, including the criteria for successfully passing a background check.
    5. Coordinate through NAIC staff to provide guidance to NIPR on producer licensing-related electronic initiatives. Hear a report from NIPR at each national meeting.
    6. Coordinate with the Market Information Systems (D) Task Force and the Antifraud (D) Task Force to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the entry, retention, and use of data in the NAIC’s Market Information Systems (MIS).
    7. Monitor the state implementation of adjuster licensing reciprocity and uniformity; update, as necessary, NAIC adjuster licensing standards.
    8. Coordinate with the Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance on referrals affecting insurance producers.
    9. Discuss how criminal convictions may affect producer licensing applicants and review the NAIC’s Guidelines for State Insurance Regulators to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to create a more simplified and consistent approach in how states review 1033 waiver requests.
  2. The Producer Licensing Uniformity (D) Working Group will:
    1. Work closely with state producer licensing directors and exam vendors to ensure that: 1) the states achieve full compliance with the standards in order to achieve greater uniformity; and 2) the exams test the qualifications for an entry-level position as a producer.
    2. Provide oversight and ongoing updates, as needed, to the State Licensing Handbook.
    3. Monitor and assess the state implementation of the Uniform Licensing Standards (ULS) and update the standards, as needed.
    4. Review and update, as needed, the NAIC’s uniform producer licensing applications and uniform appointment form. Provide any recommended updates to the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force by the NAIC Summer National Meeting.
  3. The Uniform Education (D) Working Group will:
    1. Update, as needed, the reciprocity guidelines, the uniform application forms for continuing education (CE) providers, and the process for state review and approval of instructors and courses. Provide any recommended updates to the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force by the 2022 Fall National Meeting.
    2. Coordinate with NAIC parent committees, task forces, and/or working groups to review and provide recommendations, as necessary, on prelicensing education and CE requirements that are included in NAIC model acts, regulations, and/or standards.

2021 Adopted Charges

PRODUCER LICENSING (D) TASK FORCE

The mission of the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force is to: 1) develop and implement uniform standards, interpretations and treatment of producer and adjuster licensees and licensing terminology; 2) monitor and respond to developments related to licensing reciprocity; 3) coordinate with industry and consumer groups regarding priorities for licensing reforms; and 4) provide direction based on NAIC membership initiatives to the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) Board of Directors regarding the development and implementation of uniform producer licensing initiatives, with a primary emphasis on encouraging the use of electronic technology.

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services

  1. The Producer Licensing (D) Task Force will:
    1. Work closely with NIPR to encourage the full utilization of NIPR products and services by all of the states and producers, and encourage accurate and timely reporting of state administrative actions to the NAIC’s Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) to ensure that this data is properly reflected in the State Producer Licensing Database (SPLD) and the Producer Database (PDB).
    2. Facilitate roundtable discussions, as needed, with the state producer licensing directors for the exchange of views, opinions and ideas on producer licensing activities in the states and at the NAIC.
    3. Discuss, as necessary, state perspectives regarding the regulation and benefit of the activities of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), established enrollment assisters (including navigators and non-navigator assisters and certified application counselors), and the activities of producers in assisting individuals and businesses purchasing in the health insurance marketplaces. Coordinate with the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee and the Antifraud (D) Task Force, as necessary.
    4. Monitor the activities of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB) in the development and enforcement of the NARAB membership rules, including the criteria for successfully passing a background check.
    5. Coordinate through NAIC staff to provide guidance to NIPR on producer licensing-related electronic initiatives. Hear a report from NIPR at each national meeting.
    6. Coordinate with the Market Information Systems (D) Task Force and the Antifraud (D) Task Force to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the entry, retention and use of data in the NAIC’s Market Information Systems (MIS).
    7. Monitor the state implementation of adjuster licensing reciprocity and uniformity; update, as necessary, NAIC adjuster licensing standards.
    8. Finalize the white paper on the role of chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI) in the distribution of insurance and the regulatory supervision of these technologies by the 2021 Spring National Meeting.
    9. Draft procedures for amending the NAIC’s uniform producer licensing applications and uniform appointment form to ensure consistency with the NAIC membership’s goal of maintaining uniform and stable applications that encourage the efficient use of electronic technology.
  2. The Producer Licensing Uniformity (D) Working Group will:
    1. Work closely with state producer licensing directors and exam vendors to ensure that: 1) the states achieve full compliance with the standards in order to achieve greater uniformity; and 2) the exams test the qualifications for an entry-level position as a producer.
    2. Provide oversight and ongoing updates, as needed, to the State Licensing Handbook.
    3. Monitor and assess the state implementation of the Uniform Licensing Standards (ULS) and update the standards, as needed.
    4. Review and update, as needed, the NAIC’s uniform producer licensing applications and uniform appointment form. Provide any recommended updates to the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force by June 1.
  3. The Uniform Education (D) Working Group will:
    1. Update, as needed, the reciprocity guidelines, the uniform application forms for continuing education (CE) providers, and the process for state review and approval of courses. Provide any recommended updates to the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force by the 2021 Fall National Meeting.
    2. Coordinate with NAIC parent committees, task forces and/or working groups to review and provide recommendations, as necessary, on prelicensing education and CE requirements that are included in NAIC model acts, regulations and/or standards.

NAIC Support Staff: Tim Mullen/Greg Welker

Producer Licensing (D) TF Call

Public Conference Call
Monday, November 29, 2021
12:30 PM ET, 11:30 AM CT, 10:30 AM MT, 9:30 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

To be determined.


Producer Licensing (D) TF Call

Public Conference Call
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
2:30 PM ET, 1:30 PM CT, 12:30 PM MT, 11:30 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Virtual Meeting (in lieu of meeting at the 2021 Summer National Meeting)


Producer Licensing (D) TF Call

Public Conference Call
Friday, March 26, 2021
8:30 AM ET, 7:30 AM CT, 6:30 AM MT, 5:30 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

To be determined.


Producer Licencising (D) TF Call

Public Conference Call
Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM ET, 7:00 AM CT, 6:00 AM MT, 5:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Interim meeting in lieu of the Fall National Meeting.


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Contacts

Media Inquiries
(816) 783-8909
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Tim Mullen
Director, Market Regulation
816-783-8260

Greg Welker
Market Regulation Specialist
816-783-8872

Please see the current Committee List for a complete list of committee members.