Eric Cioppa (Retired)
Maine Bureau of Insurance
Appointments & Terminations
Within 15 days of contract execution or first business submission
Appointments must be submitted within 15 days of the date the agent/agency contract is executed or the first piece of business is submitted to the carrier
Required and is date supplied on transaction. Must not be in the future or precede appointee/appointer's licensure. Must be less than 20 days old.
Appointment renewals in Maine are handled through an invoice mailed to the Producer Licensing Contact on file with the state.
Maine renewals are due every two years based on the date of your company’s anniversary month. If your company was first licensed in Maine between January and June, your producer appointment renewals will be in even years. If your company was first licensed July through December, renewals are due in odd years
$30 for resident license / $70 for non resident
Termination reason code is not required
Required and is the date supplied on transaction. Must not be in the future and must be less than 20 days old and must not precede the effective date of the appointment
ME does perpetual licenses, but if a license is canceled or suspended or CE is not met in 60 days of license renewal period end, appointments are canceled
Resident New License Insurance Producer: $40 (All LOAs excluding Surplus Lines) Resident New License Insurance Producer: $180 (Surplus Lines) Resident New License Producer Limited: $40 Non Resident New License Insurance Producer: $70 (All lines of authority except Surplus Lines) Non Resident New License Insurance Producer: $180 (Surplus Lines) Non Resident New License Producer Limited $70.00
Last day of birth month every 2 years based on year of birth
For individual's business address only
Residence, Business, and Mailing
Intermediary Insurer Domestic, LHF Insurance Company Foreign, PCF Insurance Company Foreign, Risk Retention Group Foreign, Viaticle Provider Foreign, Temporary Resident, Employee Leasing Foreign, Managing General Agent Nonresident, Med Utilization Review Serv Foreign, Preferred Provider Foreign, Third Party Administrator Foreign, Advisory Organization Domestic, Reinsurance Intermediary Broker Nonresident, Reinsurance Intermediary Manager Nonresident, Risk Purchasing Group Foreign, Producer (Resident), Producer (Nonresident), Consultant (Resident), Consultant (Nonresident), Adjuster (Resident), Adjuster (Nonresident), Producer - Limited Non-Resident, Producer Limited Resident, Service Contract Admin Foreign, Service Contract Provider Foreign, Pharmacy Benefits Manager Foreign
ME Offers a Consultant license class to Non-residents but does not include, "A licensed insurance producer who receives a fee in lieu of a commission pursuant to section 1450 if the insurance producer receives a fee for the insurance transaction and not for other services provided;" Therefore, brokers are included in Insurance Producer license in Maine. Insurers are not required to appoint Brokers per NAIC PLMA
Consultant. "Consultant" means any individual who, for a fee, advises or offers to advise any person insured or seeking insurance or named or to be named as beneficiary, or having or to have any interest in or insured under any property and casualty or life and health insurance contract or annuity contract, existing or proposed. A. "To advise" means to provide information relative to coverage, rights or interests under insurance or annuity contracts, or relative to the retention, exchange, surrender, exercise of rights or other disposition of insurance or annuity contracts. "Consultant" does not include: (1) An attorney licensed to practice who is actively practicing law in this State; (2) An insurance actuary and member or associate of the Society of Actuaries or American Academy of Actuaries; (3) A public accountant certified under Title 32, chapter 113 or a certified public accountant who is certified under Title 32, chapter 113 and in active public practice; (4) A licensed insurance producer who receives a fee in lieu of a commission pursuant to section 1450 if the insurance producer receives a fee for the insurance transaction and not for other services provided; (5) A financial institution or a financial institution holding company if the insurance advice is given as part of its trust department rendering insurance advice in a fiduciary capacity; or (6) A person authorized to act as or on behalf of an investment advisor in accordance with Title 32, section 16403 and 16404 to the extent such activities entail providing insurance advice incidental to financial planning advice
90 days prior to license expiration date until expiration date. Late renewal period ends 90 days after expiration. After late renewal period, applicant must submit through initial licensing application.
Producers must be formally affiliated when selling on behalf of entity & changes must be reported.
Branch office must be licensed
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV
CA, HI, NY, PR, WY
Property & Casualty, Multi-Peril Crop, Workers' Compensation, Limited - Non Resident
Licensing Fee (Resident): $45. Amendment Fee (Resident): $45 Reinstatement Fee (Resident): $45 Renewal Fee (Resident): $30 Licensing Fee (NR): $75 Reinstatement Fee (NR): $75 Renewal Fee (NR): $60
Non residents can only hold the Limited line of authority.
An adjuster license is not required for an adjuster if sent to the state by an authorized insurer in the case of a declared catastrophe. Note the rules announced in the catastrophe announcements.
Last day of birth month
Year of birth
Prior licensee birth month, biennially. Licensees born in odd-numbered years will renew in odd years, licensees born in even-numbered years will renew in even years. Licenses are perpetual but will be marked inactive if CE credits are not completed on time.
6 months before CE due date
Limited lines agents who don't sell annuities and surplus lines agents are exempt from CE.
The license will remain active 60 days after your CE due date to give you time to complete and submit your outstanding CE. If you do that, you’ll have a late penalty, but your license will remain in good standing. If you miss that 60-day period, you’ll need to retake the licensing exam and apply to reinstate your license.
Yes, once per course every four years
3 hours of NFIP course
8-hour initial certification, with 4 hours of LTC-specific training each renewal cycle thereafter
One-time, 4-hour course
Maine Will Add Self Storage Provider
Starting from March 24, 2023, Maine will add a Self Storage Provider/Self Storage license to the PDB for display purposes only.
Main to Add Limited – Home State
Effective March 14th Main will be adding the Limited - Home State line of authority for Individual Renewals.
Maine Updates Requirements for Self-Service Storage Agents
The updates now require the name, address, etc. must be provided. Additionally, the license applicant must appoint the superintendent as the applicant's attorney of all legal process. This applies to both residents and non-residents.
Maine Changes Surplus Tax Rate
The tax rate will now be 3% and, if in Canada, it will be the highest rate of taxation that applies to the non-admitted insurer. If one does not comply, it will be $25 or 10% (whichever is higher) within 60 days. If reported after this period, it is $25 or 25%. The fee increases the longer one withholds payment.
Maine Requiring Pet Insurance Training
On 1/1/23 Pet insurance carriers will be required to provide training to both residents and non-residents.
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Maine has introduced a new website. With this introduction, they will no longer be mailing hard copy invoices to certain license prefix types.
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