PORTABLE ELECTRONICS VENDOR: License Compliance

All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.  

NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment.  Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee. 

USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!

Among other requirements, a portable electronics vendor must remain in compliance with the following requirements:

Registry of Vendor Locations

The insurer or insurance producer ("supervising entity") who supervises the administration of the portable electronics insurance policies must maintain a registry of vendor locations that are authorized to sell or solicit portable electronics insurance coverage in Arizona. ARS § 20-1693.01(D).

Customer Information

At each location where portable electronics insurance is offered, customers must have access to the information specified in ARS § 20-1693.02(A).

Training for Employees and Authorized Representatives

The vendor must train its employees and authorized representatives about coverage provided under the portable electronics insurance policy and the requirements of ARS Chapter 6, Article 17ARS § 20-1693.03(A)(2).

 

Form L-193: Certificate of Assumed Name

Use this form for each name, other than your genuine legal name, that you intend to use in conjunction with your insurance business.  If you have established a business entity and want to use the name of the business entity in conjunction with your insurance transactions, the business entity must also hold an insurance license. 

Form L-CHG: License Information Change

Individuals needing to update address, phone and e-mail information must use the NIPR Contact Change Request (www.nipr.com) instead of using this form.  An individual may use this form to report a name change, and a business entity may use this form to report a change of Designated Producer, name, address, phone number or e-mail information.  

Form L-CLR: Clearance Letter Request

Use this form if:

A.  You are relocating to another state and need to provide a clearance letter from Arizona, OR

B.  You want to permanently surrender insurance license authority.  Be careful!  If you surrender insurance license authority, Arizona law prevents you from reapplying for the surrendered authority for one year. 

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B.        An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D.        This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E.        A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F.         This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.