Licensing Updates and FAQ's

The Mississippi Insurance Department provides updates for insurance producers, individuals and business entities. Click on the links (where available) for license information, frequently asked questions and bulletins. Questions pertaining to the licensing process should be directed to licensing@mid.ms.gov or by calling the MID Licensing Division at 601-359-3582.


Licensing UpdatesLicensing Frequently Asked QuestionsBulletin 2009-2 - FAQ's

MID Producer Licensing Update

On-line License Renewal Dates

Go to www.sircon.com/Mississippi "Renew your License".

Agents/Producers Renewable Dates On-Line
1. Insurance Producers, Limited Lines Insurance Producer, Limited Line Credit Insurance Producer After May 31, 2010 all licenses will expire on the last day of the birth month of the licensee on a biennial basis. Licenses may be renewed online 67 days prior to the expiration date.

All licenses originally issued after November 1, 2009 will expire on the last day of the birth month of the licensee on a biennial basis. Licenses may be renewed online 67 days prior to the expiration date.
2. Auto Club Feb. 1 thru March 31
3. Legal Jan. 1 thru Feb. 28
4. Adjuster April 1 thru May 31
5. Surplus Lines 67 days before expiration thru expiration date.
6. Bail Bonds Aug. 1 thru Sept. 30

The following license types for individuals are NOT available to be renewed on-line: Burial, Risk Retention, Reinsurance Intermediary and Viatical.

Agencies/Business Entities Renewable Dates On-Line
1. Insurance Producer Entity, Limited Lines Insurance Producer Entity, Limited Line Credit Insurance Producer Entity After May 31, 2010 all licenses will expire on May 31 on a biennial basis. Licenses may be renewed online 67 days prior to the expiration date.

All licenses originally issued after November 1, 2009 will expire on May 31 on a biennial basis with a minimum term of 13 months. Licenses may be renewed online 67 days prior to the expiration date.
2. Supervising General Agent April 1 thru May 31
3. Independent Adjuster April 1 thru May 31
4. Third Party Administrator 67 days before expiration thru expiration date.

The following Agency license types for business entities are NOT available to be renewed on-line: Managing General Agent, Reinsurance Intermediary and Viatical.



On-line License Applications

MS first-time licenses and reinstatements available through Sircon:

Go to www.sircon.com/Mississippi “Apply for a License”

Agents/Producers Agencies/Business Entities
1. Insurance Producer 1. Insurance Producer Entity
2. Limited Lines Insurance Producer 2. Limited Lines Insurance Producer Entity
3. Limited Line Credit Insurance Producer 3. Limited Line Credit Insurance Producer Entity
4. Independent Adjuster 4. Portable Electronics Entity
5. Surplus Lines Insurance Producer
6. Auto Club
7. Legal

Note: Auto Club and Legal license on-line applicants must fax (601-359-1951) or email (licensing@mid.ms.gov) the company endorsement located on the third page of the respective applications.



Downloads of Company Appointment Lists and Specific License Types

The Mississippi Insurance Department has made available free access to active company appointments and all individuals licensed under specific types.

Under the Online Services section on the MID Website:

Search for a Licensed Company, Entity, or Individual - To access company appointments, type in either: (1) the company name, (2) the MS license number, or (3) NAIC number. The company's license information and appointments will appear on the screen. To place this information in an Excel spreadsheet, highlight the entire area, copy and paste onto Excel.

Download a List of All Licensed Insurance Companies, Entities, or Individuals by License Type - To access groups of a particular license type, use the initial pull-down menu for type of license and the second pull-down for the specific lines. As instructed, click on “Downloads”, save the list to your hard drive and open the file to view.


SPLD is Updated Daily

The Mississippi Insurance Department submits daily license and appointment information to the NAIC State Producer Licensing Database (SPLD). The process normally takes two days after the license and appointment information is entered before it displays on the SPLD. This information is used by all 50 states to verify home state licensure of non-resident applicants.


Test Scores for Residents

The Mississippi Insurance Department now has the capability of receiving test scores electronically for resident producers and adjusters. The Testing Service submits these scores on a daily basis. MID processors verify the test results upon receiving a license application, license fee and pre-licensing certificate. Industrial Life examination results must be submitted with the application or faxed to the Licensing Division at 601-359-1951.


Appointment Renewals

Appointment Renewals will be mailed out for all license types on April 1st of each year and payment in full will be due on May 31st of each year. Please see Bulletin 2009-8 for more information.


Printing Licenses

Licenses are printed and mailed by the Department when approved. Licenses can be printed on SIRCON for a fee at www.sircon.com.