Surplus Lines



Resident Surplus Lines Broker/Broker Firm

Statutory Authority:


License Required:

  • Individuals and Firms that deal directly with surplus lines insurers procuring coverage for an insured whose home state is Wyoming must obtain a Wyoming surplus lines broker license.

  • If an individual producer deals directly with an insured as a retail agent and the required coverage cannot be procured from among the authorized insurers that are writing the required kind and class of insurance, then the producer may contact a licensed surplus lines broker to procure coverage from an eligible surplus lines insurer. In this circumstance, it would not be necessary for the retail agent to also hold a Wyoming surplus lines broker license.

  • Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §26-11-115, the Surplus Lines Broker may accept and place business from licensed agents/producers.

  • The licensed Surplus Lines Broker is responsible for reporting the transaction and remitting Surplus Lines taxes to the Wyoming Insurance Department.


Qualification for License:

  • Applicant must have active producer license with property and casualty lines of authority.

  • Applicant must pass surplus lines exam within twelve months of application.

  • Applicant must be competent and trustworthy with respect to the handling of surplus lines.

  • Applicant must maintain an office at a designated location known to and accessible by the commissioner.

  • If an individual is conducting surplus lines business on behalf of a firm, the firm must also become licensed. This is not a prerequisite to individual licensing.

  • NAIC Uniform Application accepted for surplus lines licensing.

  • Resident individuals and resident firms must each have a $10,000 surplus lines bond (see details below).

  • Firm must designate a responsible producer. The responsible producer must hold a Wyoming surplus lines license.


License Class/Type:

  • Resident Surplus Lines Broker or Broker Firm.


Line of Authority:

  • Surplus Lines


License Term:

  • License term is two (2) years.


Fees:  

  • Licensing fee: $100.00

  • Renewal fee: $100.00

  • Fees are the same for individuals and business entities.


Exam:

  • Individuals must pass the surplus lines exam within 12 months prior to applying for a license. 
  • Contact PearsonVUE to schedule an exam.

Forms:


Submitting an Application:

  • Electronic applications are preferred for efficiency and faster licensing. 
  • Submit an electronic application through Sircon or NIPR
  • Paper applications may be mailed to: Wyoming Insurance Department at 106 E. 6th Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002. 
  • Checks must be made payable to the Wyoming State Treasurer. 
  • Licensing fees are nonrefundable.

Bond:

  • Bond must be filed prior to issuance of license and shall remain in force for as long as the license remains in effect.
  • Bond must be issued by an authorized insurer.
  • Bond requirement applies to both individuals and firms.

Renewal:

  • Renewal applications may be submitted by paper or electronically (preferred) through Sircon or NIPR
  • The Department must receive evidence of bond continuation prior to the license expiration date.
  • Individual license renews on the second anniversary of the last day of the licensee’s birth month. 
  • Firms renew on March 31 every two years.
 
 
 

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker/Broker Firms


Statutory Authority:


License Required:

  • Individuals and Firms that deal directly with surplus lines insurers procuring coverage for an insured whose home state is Wyoming must obtain a Wyoming surplus lines broker license.

  • If an individual producer deals directly with an insured as a retail agent and the required coverage cannot be procured from among the authorized insurers that are writing the required kind and class of insurance, then the producer may contact a licensed surplus lines broker to procure coverage from an eligible surplus lines insurer. In this circumstance, it would not be necessary for the retail agent to also hold a Wyoming surplus lines broker license.

  • Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §26-11-115, the Surplus Lines Broker may accept and place business from licensed agents/producers.

  • The licensed Surplus Lines Broker is responsible for reporting the transaction and remitting Surplus Lines taxes to the Wyoming Insurance Department.


License Class/Type:

  • Surplus Lines Broker or Broker Firm


Line of Authority:

  • Surplus Lines


Qualification for License:

  • Applicant must have active SL license in resident state.

  • A property and casualty license is needed only if the licensee will be accessing admitted market in Wyoming.

  • No bond required for nonresidents.

  • All individuals conducting surplus license business on behalf of a firm must hold an individual surplus lines license. This is not a prerequisite to firm licensing.

  • Firm must designate a responsible producer. The responsible producer must hold a Wyoming surplus lines license.


Fees:

  • Licensing fee: $100.00

  • Renewal fee: $150.00

  • Fees are the same for individuals and business entities.


Forms:


Submitting an Application:

  • Electronic applications are preferred for efficiency and faster licensing. 
  • Submit an electronic application through Sircon or NIPR. 
  • Paper applications may be mailed to: Wyoming Insurance Department at 106 E. 6th Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002. 
  • Checks must be made payable to the Wyoming State Treasurer. 
  • Licensing fees are nonrefundable.

Renewal:
 
  • Renewal applications may be submitted by paper or electronically (preferred) through Sircon or NIPR
    • Individuals renew on the second anniversary of the last day of the licensee’s birth month. 
    • Firm licenses renew March 31 every two years.