CID: Casualty Claim Adjuster and MVPD Appraiser Renewal FAQ’s

Casualty Claim Adjuster and MVPD Appraiser Renewal FAQ’s


IMPORTANT UPDATES as of July 17, 2013:
 
The time to renew your license has expired. You must now reinstate your license ONLINE ONLY through our Licensing Online System
 
Make sure to select “Casualty Claims Adjuster or MVPD.” Do NOT select “Public Adjuster.”
 
Be sure to include your email address on the application. You will receive email confirmations of receipt and issuance of license.
 
The fee for reinstatement is $130 and will only be accepted online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
 
 
KEY DEADLINES
What are the important dates for the RENEWAL of Casualty Claim Adjuster and Motor Vehicle Property Damage (MVPD) Appraiser licenses?
  • All current licenses expire June 30, 2013.
  • All renewal forms will be mailed the week of April 1, 2013.
  • All renewal forms MUST be received along with the check and proper documentation by June 30, 2013.
  • The effective date of the next 2 year license period is July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.
May 15 and after: TO REQUEST A REPLACEMENT FORM - If a replacement form is needed, please e-mail the following information to cid.licensing@ct.gov
  • Name of licensee
  • License Number
  • e-mail address
What are the important dates for NEW license applications received during the 2013 Renewal Period?
New casualty adjuster and MVPD applications processed prior to March 31, 2013 will have an expiration date of June 30, 2013. There is no pro-rating.
New adjuster and MVPD applications processed on April 1, 2013 and thereafter will have an expiration date of June 30, 2015.
 
Where will the renewal form be mailed?
All renewal forms will be mailed to the current “resident address” listed on the Department’s License Database found by using tools on the Update License Information Online
 
Any changes or corrections should be made by the licensee by March 15, 2013, by using tools on Update License Information Online
 
Note: your mailing address MUST be your home address or personal P.O. Box.
 
 
Can I renew my license online?
No. Adjusters and Appraisers must submit the paper form with the $80 fee payable to: “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” An electronic process via NIPR is NOT available at this time.
 
 
Can we send multiple renewals with one (1) check?
Yes, under the following conditions:
  • Limit the licenses within a batch to 50 clean* renewals
  • Enclose a cover sheet listing the licensees’ names and Connecticut License number in alphabetical order.
*Clean = none of the renewal licensees answered “Yes” to the renewal questions (1-5).
 
Note: if the number of renewal forms attached do not match the check amount, the entire batch will be returned.
 
What if a renewal licensee has answered “Yes” to a question(s), in a multiple batch?
A separate batch is required for those licensees that have answered “Yes.” Please follow the same batching procedures, but indicate “Batch with Yes responses.”
 
My company will be paying my renewal. Can I send a copy or a fax of the renewal form to them?
No, the original form has the Licensee’s personal information in the bar code. Please submit the original paperwork to your company and have them submit on your behalf. If the form has been duplicated, the bar code is unreadable.

REPLACING AND/OR OBTAINING A RENEWAL FORM
I did not receive my renewal form OR I have moved, how to I obtain a replacement form?
TO REQUEST A REPLACEMENT FORM - If a replacement form is needed, please e-mail the following information to cid.licensing@ct.gov
  • Name of licensee
  • License Number
  • e-mail address
May I copy my co-worker’s renewal and use it for myself?
No, the bar code on the form is unique to each licensee. You must obtain a replacement form from our Web site. (see directions above)
 
I do not know my license number, where can I obtain this information?
You can find your license number by going to Verify and Print a License
 
I have moved: How do I verify and/or change my address?
You can update information on our website, under Update License Information Online
 
 
What does “home” state mean in question #6 on the renewal form?
Question #6: Non-Residents Only: Is your Adjuster or Appraiser license active and in good standing in your “home” state?
 
“Home” state means the state where you took the Adjuster or Appraiser exam, or your designated resident state.
 
Do I need to complete continuing education (CE)?
No, Connecticut does not require CE for resident or non-resident Adjusters or Appraisers.
 

CANCELLING OR TERMINATING A LICENSE
 
How do I cancel my Adjuster or Appraiser license when it is no longer needed?
Individual: the licensee must complete and sign the following Termination Form and e-mail it to cid.licensing@ct.gov
 
Business Entity: An officer or designee must complete and sign the following Termination Form and e-mail it to cid.licensing@ct.gov
 
Can I let my Adjuster or Appraiser license lapse?
Yes, Connecticut does not issue a fine or penalty for a lapsed licensee. Your license cancellation will read as “nonrenewal.” This is not considered a regulatory action.
 

REINSTATEMENT, GRACE PERIODS AND EXPIRATION DATES
What if I miss the June 30th deadline to renew?
You will be required to reinstate. To reinstate the license, you must complete the application and pay the $130 fee; you can reinstate the license by going to the Online Licensing Application System
Note: The Department will NOT accept renewal forms and $80 fee after the June 30th deadline.
 
Is there a late renewal or grace period?
No, if you do not renew your license by June 30, 2013 you will have to reinstate the license The reinstatement fee is $130.
 
Once I have renewed my license, what will be the new expiration date?
The new expiration date will be June 30, 2015.
 
What is the duration of an Adjuster or an Appraiser license?
Adjuster and Appraiser licenses are a 2-year license and expire June 30th of the odd-numbered years.
 
 

MAILING AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Where do I mail the renewal form and payment?
Regular Mail: CT Insurance Department, Attn: Adjuster Renewal, PO Box 816, Hartford, CT 06142-0816
 
Overnight Mail:  CT Insurance Department, Attn: Adjuster Renewal, 153 Market Street, 7th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103
 
Who do I make the check/bank check/money order payable to?
“Treasurer, State of Connecticut”
 
What is the renewal fee?
$80 payable to: “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.”
 
Can I pay my renewal with cash or credit card?
No, the Department does not accept cash or credit cards. Submit either a check, bank check or money order payable to: “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.”
 
Can I pay by phone?
No, the Department does not renew your license over the phone. All renewals must be accompanied with the $80 fee.
 

If there are questions or concerns about your license renewal, contact the Insurance Department Licensing Division by:
 
e-mail at cid.licensing@ct.gov  please note in subject: Adjuster Renewals. Be sure to include license number and licensee name in the e-mail. (PREFERRED METHOD)
 
phone at 860-297-3845 (Please be advised that phone volume during this time is high and return calls may be delayed)
 
fax at 860-297-3978, attn: Adjuster Renewals
 
 


Content Last Modified on 7/17/2013 3:29:10 PM