NEW: Slideshow Tutorial on NARAB II
This is a brief description of what the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB) Act of 2015 means to insurance producers.
Q. When does my individual license expire?
If you were born in an even numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an even numbered year.
If you were born in an odd numbered year, your license will expire on your birthday in an odd numbered year.
The effective and expiration dates appear on all licenses.
Q. What licenses are required to sell health insurance in the NY State of Health exchange?
Health insurance can be sold, including through the NY State of Health exchange effective October 1, 2013, under the following licenses:

LA – Life, Accident & Health, Variable Life, Variable Annuities Agent
Insurance Law 2103(a)

LB – Life Broker
Insurance Law 2104(b)(1)(a)

BR – Property & Casualty Broker (all lines except life, bail bonds, annuities)
Insurance Law 2104

Note – A PC licensee (Property & Casualty Agent) MAY NOT sell health insurance.
Insurance Law 2103(b)

All producers accessing the Small Business Health Options Program or SHOP will need to complete mandatory certification training before placing business in the program. Learn more about SHOP Certification »


Property & Casualty
Agent License Broker License
Life/Accident & Health/Variable
Agent License Broker License
Personal Lines
Agent License
Broker License
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The Exam Simulator is a Windows-based computer program available via an online access code that simulates the Property & Casualty or Life/Accident & Health state exams as a supplement to classroom instruction and/or self-study materials.

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