Effective April 2002, all fully licensed NAIC companies and dental plans should renew their certificate of authority online. The current certificate of authority expires June 30 and must be renewed before then. If your company filed its certificate of authority application late last year (i.e., after June 30), you must renew your certificate of authority on or before June 1.
The certificate of authority renewal process for fully licensed NAIC companies and dental plans can be completed online without attaching any certificates or other paperwork. This online process also will include the Workers’ Compensation Law Compliance Certification. You will be required to pay using a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card. There is no extra charge for renewing online. When you receive your credit card statement, the charge for renewing online will be shown as “Maryland Insurance Administration.”
How to Renew Your Certificate of Authority Online
You will enter your User ID, which is your NAIC number, and your password that was provided previously to you. Each company is associated with a unique UserID/Password combination. The system will not allow you to renew more than one company using the same UserID/Password combination.
- If you fail to complete any portion of the renewal process, you will not be able to continue with your online renewal, and you will get an error message when you click on the “Continue” button. Use the “Back” button at the bottom of the online application page to go back to previous screens and renew information; do not use the “Back” button on your Internet Explorer or Netscape browser toolbar.
- Before submitting your credit card information, be sure you review all the screens to ensure that the information is correct. Use the “Back” button at the bottom of the online application page to review previous screens; do not use the “Back” button on your Internet Explorer or Netscape browser toolbar.
- Please be sure to print the confirmation screen for your records. This will be your proof of renewal.
License Renewal Fees
|Application Type||Renewal Date||Renewal Period||Renewal Fee|
|Dental Plan||July 1||One year||$1,100|
|Fraternal Organization||July 1||One year||$1,500|
|Life, Accident and Health Company||July 1||One year||$1,500|
|Property and Casualty Insurer||July 1||One year||$1,500|
|Title Insurer||July 1||One year||$1,500|
Unable to Renew Your Certificate of Authority Online?
All insurers are expected to utilize the online company licensing renewal process. However, if there are extenuating circumstances that will not allow you to renew online, you will be allowed to renew your certificate of authority by submitting a paper application. Click on each of the links below to download the application and required Certificate of Compliance.
Paper application should be mailed with a check for the appropriate fees made payable to the “Maryland Insurance Administration.” Renewal application packages should be sent to:
Maryland Insurance Administration
ATTN: Company Licensing Unit
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202
An insurer may submit its renewal application any time after April, but the new certificate of authority may not be mailed until the last week of June.
If you have questions or need help with this license renewal process, please contact: