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Nonresident Producers

Detailed information about licensing for nonresident producers operating in Minnesota and links to appropriate forms.

Life, Accident/Health, Property, Casualty, Personal Lines, Credit, Bail Bond, Title, Travel/Baggage, Farm Property & Liability, Variable Life or Variable Annuity

Complete the Producer license application online at Sircon Licensing.

  • The license fee is $50 per line of authority plus a $10 Technology Surcharge.
  • Applicant must appear on NAIC Producer Database as with an active Resident license in good standing in another state for each line of authority applied for. 
  • An individual may obtain a producer license before being appointed by an insurance company, but an appointment is required in order to transact business in Minnesota. Appointments and terminations must be submitted electronically by the Insurance Company that appointed the Agent. Agents who want their appointments terminated must contact each company that appointed them, and request that the company terminate the appointment. The insurance company must terminate the appointment electronically. 
  • The Minnesota Non-Resident license terminates immediately if the Resident license terminates

Surplus Lines

Complete the Producer license application online at Sircon Licensing

  • Applicant must appear on the NAIC Producer Database with an active Resident license in good standing in another state holding surplus lines.
  • The applicant must hold The license fee is $500.
  • An individual may obtain a producer license before being appointed by an insurance company, but an appointment is required in order to transact business in Minnesota. Appointments and terminations must be submitted electronically by the Insurance Company that appointed the Agent. Agents who want their appointments terminated must contact each company that appointed them, and request that the company terminate the appointment. The insurance company must terminate the appointment electronically. 
  • The Minnesota Non-Resident license terminates immediately if the Resident license terminates.

Portable Electronics Insurance Vendor

A business entity in the business of engaging in portable electronics transactions, directly or indirectly, is required to hold a limited lines license to sell or offer coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance in connection with, and incidental to, a portable electronics transaction with a customer.

The following must be submitted for a Portable Electronics Insurance Vendor license:

Complete the License Application (.pdf)

  • For vendors with ten or fewer locations in Minnesota at which the applicant offers coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance: License fee in the form of a check (only) for $100 per location made payable to "Minnesota Department of Commerce." 
  • For vendors with more than ten locations in Minnesota at which the applicant offers coverage under a policy of portable electronics insurance: License fee in the form of a check (only) for $6,500 made payable to "Minnesota Department of Commerce."

Travel Insurance Business Entity Producer

A business entity acting as an insurer designee (such as a managing general underwriter, managing general agent, or licensed limited lines producer of travel insurance) that directs a travel retailer that offers and disseminates travel insurance on its behalf is required to hold a Travel Insurance Business Entity Producer license. As used here, “travel insurance” means insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel, including, but not limited to interruption or cancellation of trip or event; loss of baggage or personal effects; damages to accommodations or rental vehicles; or sickness, accident, disability, or death occurring during travel. “Travel insurance” as used here does not include major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for travelers with trips lasting six months or longer, including those working overseas as an expatriate or military personnel being deployed.

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