June 25, 2014

Missouri Department of Insurance makes more online services available to producers, industry

Department encourages efficiency through technology

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Insurance announced today that producers can now print their licenses and educational transcripts on demand through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) online State Based Systems (SBS). Producers also can update their email addresses and find their license numbers through SBS. Currently, Missouri has 137,089 licensed insurance producers, an increase of 15.1 percent since 2009.

The department partnered with the NAIC and the National Insurance Producers Registry (NIPR) to offer these self-service tools. As part of the initiative, starting July 1, 2014, the department will no longer mail licenses to producers, business entity producers and other licensees. This online functionality will save producers time because they will no longer have to wait for their license to be mailed to them by the department.

"The department encourages insurance producers to take advantage of the online capabilities available through SBS to save time," said John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance. "Our department continues to focus on expanding online capabilities in an effort to improve services to both Missouri consumers and the insurance industry."

For more information about SBS and licensing, visit http://insurance.mo.gov/agents/.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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