ביטוח לאומי קביעת תור (NIC) is a form of tax paid by individuals and employers. It acts as a kind of social security by allowing individuals to qualify for state benefits. It is similar to income tax, but it pays for different things.
A company appointment allows a licensed producer to solicit insurance for a particular company. Insurance companies must use the NIPR Gateway to submit appointments and terminations electronically.
Appointments and cancellations
NIPR’s E-APPOINTMENT system is a convenient way for licensed producers to submit company appointments and cancellations online. However, appointments and cancellations must be submitted within three to 10 business days or a rescheduling fee will apply. You can also find a list of your appointments and cancelations on the Industry Access Portal.
Insurance carrier appointments are a key component of compliance. However, understanding state deadlines, nuances and expectations can be challenging. Luckily, there are several tools available to help you manage this process, including a compliance-as-a-service platform.
Insurance companies may appoint or terminate individuals on an individual basis or on a company appointment. When a company is appointed, the licensed officers, directors and affiliated individual producers may solicit insurance on its behalf. If a producer is not able to solicit insurance on the company’s behalf, a separate appointment must be filed. Insurance company appointments are renewed annually. NIPR will send invoices via email on or about April 1 and payments are due by May 31.
Appointments for a business entity
If an insurance company appoints a business entity, then all licensed officers, directors and affiliated individual producers are authorized to solicit insurance on behalf of the appointed entity. However, the business entity may not appoint itself to an insurance company. Appointments and cancellations for a business entity are made through the Insurance Company Appointment module within the Industry Access Portal. Appointment fees for a business entity are the same as appointment fees for an individual producer.
Appointments for an individual producer
Producer appointments are the way an insurance company authorizes an individual to represent the insurance company to consumers. These can be made or canceled by the company. Individual producers can also view a list of their appointments by logging into the Producer/Adjuster module within the Industry Access Portal.
NIPR has implemented the new e-Appointment process to streamline appointment processing. This process allows companies to submit appointments and terminations online in real time, which will help the department focus on other tasks that are essential to the state’s mission. The process is easy and convenient for both the company and the producer.
The e-Appointment system is available to all insurance companies that have been approved by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Companies may use this system to file appointments for both licensed producers and affiliated individuals. They must have a valid NAIC number and FEIN in order to submit an appointment.
In addition, the e-Appointment system allows insurance producers to check their appointments online. They can also change their contact information and select a preferred method of payment. The e-Appointment system also includes the option to print an invoice.
Applicants who require special assistance with their application should make an appointment to attend a face-to-face interview (sometimes called an interview to confirm identity) at one of the locations listed below. This will speed up the process of getting a National Insurance number and avoid unnecessary delay.
Appointments for an insurance company
Appointments for an insurance company are used to authorize business entities or individual producers to solicit and sell insurance on behalf of a company. These appointments are typically made by a broker or another authorized representative of the company. The company may not appoint itself or its officers, directors or affiliated individual producers. In addition, a company may not cancel its appointed producers.
All company appointments and terminations must be submitted electronically through NIPR’s Gateway system. This new method allows for a quicker and more accurate processing of appointment information between state regulators and the industry. In addition, companies will be responsible for paying NIPR transaction fees on all appointment transactions.
To apply online for a National Insurance number you will need to provide proof of identity, such as driving licence, passport or bank statements. You will also need to attend an appointment in person to prove your identity. The process can take up to 4 weeks to complete and you will be told what documents you need to bring with you. If you cannot attend an appointment, you will need to send photocopies of your documents. You will then get a reference number and an email telling you what to do next.