Uniform Certificate of Authority Application
The Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (UCAA) is a uniform process used only for risk-bearing entities to obtain or amend a certificate of authority (license). A risk-bearing entity is an insurance carrier that writes and pays claims on the policies written. The UCAA electronic portal allows insurers to file their certificate of authority applications directly to the state.
What are Uniform States?
A Uniform State is one that has committed to streamlining the application approval process by accepting the UCAA for company admissions. All states are accepting the UCAA and are considered Uniform States.
The domestic state is the state in which the insurer was incorporated, organized or used as port of entry (Alien). Domestic applications are comprised of the following application types: Primary, Redomestication, Form A and all Domestic Corporate Amendment types.
The foreign state is the state in which the insurer becomes licensed to write business that is not its domiciliary state. Foreign applications are comprised of the following application types: Expansion and all Foreign Corporate Amendment types.
The biographical affidavit must be be completed for all Officers, Directors or Key Managerial Personnel and submitted for updates or in connection with a UCAA application for licensure.