Reminder: Insurance Licenses WILL NOT Expire During the COVID-19 Emergency

    Posted by MAIA on April 21, 2020

    As long as your MA insurance license was in good standing as of March 10, 2020 (the day Governor Baker declared a state of emergency in MA), it is extended and will remain valid until 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted, even if it would otherwise have expired. Although you MAY renew during this time, it is not required.  

    There was a lot of confusion flying around back in March when license extensions were first announced. Governor Baker’s Executive Order on March 18th extended occupational and professional licenses INCLUDING insurance licenses.

    The Order states:

    “Any occupational or professional license, certificate, or registration issued by a state agency or any board of registration or division with licensing authority within a state agency to an individual person …

    …that is in good standing as of the date of this Order and that has expired or will expire during the state of emergency, is hereby extended and shall remain valid until 90 days following the termination of the state of emergency.”

    The Order goes on to define “in good standing”: 

    “For purposes of this Order ‘in good standing’ shall include a registration that is subject to probation or non-disciplinary conditions, but shall not include a license that is revoked, cancelled, surrendered, suspended, or subject to disciplinary restrictions.”

    For full details, read the Governor’s Executive Order:
    Order Extending the Registrations of Certain Licensed Professionals



     

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    Topics: The Massachusetts Agent, Industry News, 2020, COVID-19

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