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  Vol. 8, No. 5 - September 2019

In The Know


Adjusting Firms - Registration Requirements and Appointments

Adjusting firms are required to submit form DFS-H2-6364, Designation of Primary Adjuster for Adjusting Firm, to lawfully conduct adjusting activities in Florida.

The designation form must be submitted prior to the firm's commencing operations in Florida. The completed form should be submitted to Adjusters@MyFloridaCFO.com for processing. The form is also used to designate, revise, or delete the primary adjuster and to submit changes to the name or demographic information of the adjusting firm, or corporation.

In the near future, adjusting firm registrations will be handled electronically rather than by use of this form - stayed tuned for details!

Failure to register a firm, designate a primary adjuster and appoint all adjusters working for a firm are violations of the Florida Insurance Code.

Take time now to make sure your firm has complied with this process. Waiting until Florida is impacted by another tropical system will result in delays in processing which could impact your ability to conduct adjusting business in Florida. Licensees should always carry a copy of their Department credentials when conducting any type of activity which requires a license.


CMS

 

 

Agent and Broker Announcement

Marketplace registration and training for plan year 2020 is LIVE!

Follow these steps to complete registration and training:

1. Log in to the CMS Enterprise Portal

2. Update your information on your Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) agent/broker profile

3. Complete the Marketplace training requirement

4. Read and accept the applicable Marketplace Agreement(s)

5. Print your 2020 Registration Completion Certificate

6. Confirm your registration by using the Registration Completion List

Throughout the registration process, you can use the Marketplace Registration Tracker to track your progress.

You have options for completing your training. Training is offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the MLMS and through the CMS- approved vendor, America's Health Insurance Plans, Inc. (AHIP). AHIP offers Individual Marketplace training and may be able to offer you continuing education unit (CEU) credits, depending on the state in which you are licensed. Note: AHIP may charge a fee for its training. As in previous years, the MLMS-hosted training is free. Regardless of which training option you choose, you must return to the MLMS to complete your registration.

Don't delay - complete Marketplace registration and training today!


NIPR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Florida Updates Include Major NIPR Licensing Products

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Sept. 13, 2019) - The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) announced today that it is now offering resident licensing for individual producers for additional license types and lines of authority in Florida. Other new implementations include: No Home State and Designated Home State Adjuster.

The update will provide thousands of insurance producers across Florida with access to many of NIPR's centralized services to meet their licensing needs.

"This partnership with the Florida Department of Financial Services illustrates our commitment to providing and streamlining producer licensing services across the country," said NIPR CEO Karen Stakem Hornig. "We're excited to provide these producer licensing services that will enhance and benefit those doing business in Florida."

The Resident and Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities will be implemented soon.


*Email Phishing Alert* from the NAIC

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has issued an alert regarding a phishing scam targeting insurance producers about a falsified insurance claim related to their company that has been submitted to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. This fraudulent email displays the NAIC and CIPR logos, can originate from an NAIC, Gmail, or other email account and asks the recipient to click on a link to download the complaint notification. A sample email is pictured below.

Certain anti-virus products will detect this is a malicious email but if you receive a similar email and have any concerns, contact the NAIC Service Desk at (816) 783-8500 or help@naic.org.

NAIC-Cyber


 

Verify before you sellAgents should always verify the companies they sell for are authorized to do business in Florida. If you suspect an entity is not authorized to transact insurance in Florida, please notify our office. Call 877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236).

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