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Surplus Lines

Surplus Line Insurers are regulated in Idaho pursuant to Idaho Code, Title 41, Chapter 12, and IDAPA 18.06.06.

To see the most current Export List, Broker List, and Eligible Surplus Lines Insurer List and many more resources, visit the Idaho Surplus Lines Association of Idaho’s website.

Requirements and Forms for Surplus Line Insurers:

  1. The company must file with the Director of Insurance a letter of intent indicating:
    1. That the company wishes to be placed on the List of Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers in the State of Idaho.
    2. The reason why the company is not seeking admission as an authorized insurer.
    3. That the company will abide by the surplus lines laws of Idaho.
    4. That the company will accept only business placed through licensed surplus lines brokers who are to collect and remit the applicable premium taxes and stamping fees.
    5. The lines of insurance the company plans to write in this state.
  2. A copy of its annual statement in the form recommended by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The statement must have an original certification by the public insurance supervisory official of the insurer’s state of domicile or be sworn to by at least two (2) of the company’s executive officers. This filing must include a Statement of Actuarial Opinion, a copy of the Management Discussion and Analysis, and a copy of the company’s most recent Audited Financial Statement including the accountant’s letter of qualification and the accountant’s report on internal controls.
  3. A Certificate of Compliance certified by the insurance supervisory official of the state of domicile.
  4. A completed Designation of Legal Agent Form certified by the proper corporate official.

    Review of Application: $ 500.00

    Application fees are payable by check. Make check payable to the Idaho Department of Insurance.  This fee is not refundable.

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