COVID-19 Procedures: All business with the Commission should be through electronic filing systems, email, or by telephone. For public health safety, in-person visits to SCC offices are suspended. Filings or other deliveries are permitted by drop off at main entrance. On-site staff is minimal and processing of such deliveries may be delayed.
Company Licensing and Registration Procedures
To obtain information on licensing local government group self-insurance pools and group self-insurance associations, please call (804) 371-9063. To obtain information on licensing rate service organizations, please call (804) 371-9331 in the Forms and Rates Section of the Property and Casualty Division of the Bureau of Insurance.
Life and Health, Property and Casualty, Fraternal Benefit Societies, or Title insurers seeking licensure in Virginia should use the Uniform Certificate of Authority Application. Newly formed Virginia Life and Health, Property and Casualty, Fraternal Benefit Societies, or Title insurers seeking a license in Virginia should use the UCAA Primary Application. (UCAA Primary applicants should not file an application in duplicate. Only one copy is required.) The UCAA Expansion Application should be submitted by all other Life and Health, Property and Casualty, Fraternal Benefit Societies, or Title insurers already licensed in another state.
Licensing Applications available for download:
- Accredited or Other Authorized Reinsurers
- Certified Reinsurers
- Dental Services Plan
- Dental Plan Organization
- Health Services Plan
- Home Protection
- Legal Services Organization
- Limited HMO
- Managing General Agent
- Managed Care Health Insurance Plans Application
- MEWA Registration Packet
- Optometric Services Plan
- Premium Finance Application (including Annual Statement form)
- Purchasing Group Registration Packet
- Rating Organization, Advisory Organization, and/or Statistical Agent
- Reinsurance Intermediary
- Risk Retention Registration Packet
- Surplus Lines Approval Packet - Alien
- Surplus Lines Approval Packet - Foreign
- Viatical Settlement Provider
Regarding NAIC Biographical Affidavit Forms
Most of the applications require the officers and directors of the applicant to complete the NAIC biographical affidavit. To obtain the most current version of the NAIC biographical affidavit form, visit the NAIC's Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (UCAA) website.
To obtain information on licensing and approving other company types or to obtain an application packet, please call (804) 371-9546.
When the Bureau of Insurance receives an application, the Supervisor of the section or a designated person will briefly review the application to ensure all of the required documents have been submitted. If the application is deemed complete, the application will be accepted.
If additional information is required during the application review process, a letter will be written to the applicant. Once all information has been filed, and the appropriate levels of review are complete, a decision is made to approve or disapprove the application, and the applicant will be notified in writing.