Pursuant to Title 24-A §1420-M (1), and (2), an insurance producer may not act as an agent of an insurer unless the insurance producer becomes an appointed agent of that insurer. To appoint a producer as its agent, the appointing insurer shall file, in a format approved by the superintendent, a notice of appointment within 15 days from the date the agency contract is executed or the first insurance application is submitted.
Please be aware that the State of Maine does not require an appointment for branch locations of business entities (agencies). Only the primary location needs to be appointed.
Insurers may appoint individuals and/or business entities using the following two methods:
1) Electronic Submissions: The Bureau is a participating state in the National Insurance Producer Registry’s Electronic Appointment/Termination system. To obtain information on subscribing to this service, please contact the NIPR Marketing at (816) 783-8467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Paper Submissions: For paper submissions, insurers must use the Appointment/Termination form to report and pay for producer appointments. No confirmation of appointment will be sent to the insurer. Confirmation that the Bureau of Insurance has received and processed the appointment can be verified on our website.
Special Note: Please do not submit the appointment form with applications for licensure. The form is to be submitted after the individual/business entity has become licensed.
Following is a list of individual and business entity (agency) prefixes that can hold an insurance company appointment in Maine (any other prefix is not acceptable):
|Resident/Prefix||Initial Appointment Fee|
|Equipment Rental Company (ERR)||$30|
|Motor Vehicle Rental Company (MVR)||$30|
|Producer Business Entity - Agency (AGR)||$0|
|Producer Individual Full and Limited Lines (PRR & PLR)||$30|
|Nonresident/Prefix||Initial Appointment Fee|
|Equipment Rental Company (ERN)||$70|
|Motor Vehicle Rental Company (MVN)||$70|
|Producer Business Entity - Agency (AGN)||$0|
|Producer - Full and Limited Lines (PRN & PLN)||$45|
There is no fee for terminations.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Tarr at (207) 624-8434 or e-mail: email@example.com
If you have questions regarding electronic appointments, please contact Tracy Cunningham at 207-624-8436 or e-mail: Tracy.A.Cunningham@maine.gov