PRIMARY UCAA APPLICATIONS (New Insurers or New to Arizona)


Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

Starting July 1, 2020, we became the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).

Arizona domiciled entities seeking admission to Arizona as an insurer should file a UCAA Primary application. The instructions and forms can be found at

Do the following:

  1. Check name availability with Cary Cook, Chief Financial Compliance Officer, at [email protected].
  2. Draft the Articles of Incorporation to comply with A.R.S. §§ 10-202 and 20-705.  If the Articles provide that the capital stock will be non-assessable, the qualifying statement “except as provided by Article 14, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Arizona” must be included in the Articles.
  3. Send a draft copy of the Articles to Cary Cook, Chief Financial Compliance Officer, of the ADOI at [email protected] for review.  The ADOI will review the domestic insurer draft Articles to confirm compliance with ARS § 20-218 and ARS § 20-705 and provide the domestic insurer with commentary.

  4. File the Arizona Department of Insurance approved Articles directly with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).  Go to for ACC filing information.
  5. Submit the NAIC's UCAA Primary Application.