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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 18. Insurance Agents
12/6/2022

§ 38.2-1857.4:1. Renewal application and fee; reinstatement; waiver.

A. Beginning January 1, 2021, each individual surplus lines broker shall submit biennially to the Commission a renewal application in a form and manner prescribed by the Commission, along with a nonrefundable renewal application processing fee prescribed by the Commission, for the renewal of the license. Licenses shall be renewed biennially based on the broker's month and year of birth. The license for a surplus lines broker born in an even-numbered year shall expire at the end of the broker's birth month in even-numbered years. The license for a surplus lines broker born in an odd-numbered year shall expire at the end of the broker's birth month in odd-numbered years. Any surplus lines broker license for which the renewal application and nonrefundable renewal application processing fee have been received by the Commission and all other applicable licensing and renewal provisions in this chapter have been met shall, unless the license has been terminated, suspended, or revoked, be renewed for a two-year period. Any surplus lines broker license for which the renewal application and nonrefundable renewal application processing fee have not been received by the Commission shall automatically be terminated.

B. On or before May 1, 2021, and biennially thereafter, each business entity licensed as a surplus lines broker shall submit to the Commission a renewal application, along with a nonrefundable renewal application processing fee prescribed by the Commission, for the renewal of the license. Any surplus lines broker license for which the required renewal application and nonrefundable renewal application processing fee have been received by the Commission and all other applicable licensing and renewal provisions in this chapter have been met shall, unless the license has been terminated, suspended, or revoked, be renewed for a two-year period. Any surplus lines broker license for which the required renewal application and nonrefundable renewal application processing fee have not been received by the Commission shall automatically be terminated.

C. The nonrefundable renewal application processing fee shall be paid in a manner and in an amount prescribed by the Commission. The nonrefundable renewal processing fee shall be collected by the Commission and paid directly into the state treasury and credited to the fund for the maintenance of the Bureau of Insurance as provided in subsection B of § 38.2-400.

D. An individual surplus lines broker whose license terminates due to failure to renew may, within 12 months from the renewal date, reinstate the same license by submitting the renewal application and a nonrefundable reinstatement processing fee equivalent to double the nonrefundable renewal application processing fee and by complying with all other applicable licensing and renewal provisions in this chapter.

E. A licensed surplus lines broker's failure to file the maintenance assessment report required by § 38.2-406 or pay the maintenance assessment and any related fines, penalties, and interest required by § 38.2-403 on or before the first day of March of each year shall result in the termination of the surplus lines broker license.

F. An individual surplus lines broker who is unable to comply with the license renewal requirements due to military service or another extenuating circumstance such as a long-term illness or incapacity may request a waiver of those requirements. Requests for waivers of renewal requirements shall be made in a form and manner prescribed by the Commission. Surplus lines brokers seeking a waiver of renewal requirements shall submit all documentation specified by the Commission so as to be received by the Commission no later than the last day of the renewal period. After the renewal period, surplus lines brokers who have failed to complete the renewal waiver requirements may request a waiver from the reinstatement requirements set forth in subsection D within the 12-month reinstatement period. The Commission shall approve or disapprove the waiver request within 30 calendar days of receipt thereof, and shall provide written notice of its decision to the applicant for waiver within five calendar days of rendering its decision. Any waiver granted pursuant to this section shall be valid only for the renewal period or reinstatement period for which the waiver request was made.

2019, c. 675.

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