41-1008. Producer License. (1) Unless denied licensure pursuant to section 41-1016, Idaho Code, persons who have met the requirements of sections 41-1006 and 41-1007, Idaho Code, shall be issued an insurance producer license. An insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in one (1) or more of the following lines of authority:
(a) Life insurance coverage on human lives, including benefits of endowment and annuities, benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident, and benefits for disability income;
(b) Disability, including accident and health or sickness insurance coverage for sickness, bodily injury or accidental death and benefits for disability income;
(c) Property insurance coverage for the direct or consequential loss or damage to property of every kind;
(d) Casualty insurance coverage against legal liability, including liability for death, injury or disability or damage to real or personal property;
(e) Variable life and variable annuity products, meaning insurance coverage provided under variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities;
(f) Personal lines, meaning property and casualty insurance coverage sold to individuals and families for primarily noncommercial purposes;
(g) Any other line of insurance permitted under state laws or rules.
(2) An insurance producer license shall remain in effect unless revoked or suspended as long as the renewal fee promulgated by the director pursuant to section 41-401, Idaho Code, is paid and the continuing education requirements for resident insurance producers are met in accordance with section 41-1013, Idaho Code.
(3) An individual insurance producer who allows his or her license to lapse may, within twelve (12) months from the due date of the renewal fee, reinstate the same license without passing a written examination unless the licensee would otherwise be required to retest under section 41-1013(7), Idaho Code. However, a penalty in the amount of double the unpaid renewal fee shall be required for any renewal fee received after the due date.
(4) A licensed insurance producer who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures due to military service or some other extenuating circumstance, such as a long-term medical disability, may request that the director waive those procedures. The producer may also request a waiver of any examination requirement or any other fine or sanction imposed for failure to comply with renewal procedures.
(5) The license shall contain the licensee’s name, address, personal identification number, the date of issuance, the lines of authority, the expiration date and any other information the director deems necessary.
(6) Licensees shall inform the director by any means acceptable to the director of a change of address within thirty (30) days of the change. A business entity licensed as a producer shall inform the director by any means acceptable to the director of any change in ownership, officers, directors or the designated licensed producer responsible for compliance pursuant to section 41-1007(2)(b), Idaho Code.
(7) In order to assist in the performance of the director’s duties, the director may contract with nongovernmental entities, including the national association of insurance commissioners or its affiliates or subsidiaries, to perform any ministerial functions related to producer licensing, including the collection of fees, that the director and the nongovernmental entity may deem appropriate.
[41-1008, added 2001, ch. 296, sec. 3, p. 1051.]