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Title: Insurance Agency: Corporate or Partnership / Individual Proprietorship
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Subject: Insurance
Insurance Professionals
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:59 PM
Modification Date: 7/16/2019 11:10:10 AM
Agency Name: Commerce, Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://mn.gov/commerce/
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Commerce is the chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, securities, telecommunications industries and also operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property.
Agency Phone: 651-539-1600
800-857-3602
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://mn.gov/commerce/
Agency Address:
85 7th Place East, Suite 500

St. Paul
MN
55101
Unit Name: Licensing Unit
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-539-1599
800-657-3978
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): licensing.commerce@state.mn.us
Unit URL:
Audience: Application URL: https://www.sircon.com/ComplianceExpress/LicenseApplications/index.jsp?
Renewal URL: https://www.sircon.com/ComplianceExpress/LicenseRenewals/index.jsp?
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Corporate or Partnership Agency

  1. Complete Agency license application online at Sircon
    • At least one Minnesota designated responsible licensed producer must be associated with the agency.
  2. If the Resident Agency is a corporation, email to the Commerce Department a copy of your Articles of Incorporation that have been filed and stamped by the Secretary of State in your state of domicile.
  3. If the Resident Agency is a partnership, email to the Commerce Department a copy of the partnership agreement signed by all partners.
  4. If the Resident Agency is a Limited Liability Company or other Business Entity, email to the Commerce Department a copy of the Business Organization documents.
  5. If the Agency is incorporated in another jurisdiction and intends to do business in Minnesota (i.e., has Minnesota resident producers), email to the Commerce Department a copy of the Certificate of Foreign Corporation issued by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
    • Agencies are not licensed for specific lines of authority. An Agency's lines of authority correspond to the lines of authority of the individual producers affiliated within the Agency. 
    • Agencies are not required to be appointed by insurance companies.

Individual Proprietorship Agency

  1. Complete Agency license application online at Sircon
    • At least one Minnesota designated responsible licensed producer must be associated with the agency.
  2. An individual proprietor agency name must include the individual proprietor’s name, for example John Doe Agency or John Doe Insurance.  An individual proprietor who intends to do business using an agency name that does not include the individual's first and last name must email to the Commerce Department a copy of Certificate of Assumed Name that has been filed and stamped by the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  3. Agencies are not licensed for specific lines of authority. An Agency's lines of authority correspond to the lines of authority of the individual producers affiliated within the Agency. 
  4. Agencies are not required to be appointed by insurance companies.
  5. An individual proprietor agency license is a perpetual license which will remain active until the individual’s producer license goes inactive. 

Review:

Insurance -Business Entities

Insurance -License Renewal


Rules: 2795

Statutes: 60K

Forms:

Apply online at Sircon

See Insurer Licensing & Application Process, Application Checklists


Fees:

See Insurer Licensing & Application Process, Fees


Period of Issuance:

Two years, expires October 31st.


Length of Determination: 1 - 2 weeks.
Other Info:
Activity: Insurance
License Detail URL:

Insurance -Business Entities

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