Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker

Surplus Lines FAQ – Effective July 1, 2012

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (Initial License)

If you held a HI Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than two years.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (License Reactivation)

If you held a HI Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactivated within two years.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (Initial License)

If you held a HI Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactive for more than two years.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (License Reactivation)

If you held a HI Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker license that was inactivated within two years.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual or Business Entity (License Reinstatement)

If you held a HI Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker license that has been inactive for not more than thirty days, due to nonrenewal.

For more information, refer to the Hawaii Revised Statutes, including: §431:8.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (Initial License)

Apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card at http://nipr.com/

Effective November 15, 2020, paper applications for this initial license will not be accepted, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2020-13LIC for more information.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual (License Reactivation)

A complete paper application includes:

  1. Form HPL – Hawaii Application for Individual Insurance License. Submit one with original signature.
  2. Licensing Fees. Contact the Hawaii Insurance Division at 808-586-2788 to verify the applicable fees. Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
  3. If we are unable to verify on the National Producer Database (PDB) that you currently hold an active resident license in another state, you will be required to submit a letter of certification from that state.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (Initial License)

Apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card at http://nipr.com/

Effective November 15, 2020, paper applications for this initial license will not be accepted, please refer to Commissioner’s Memorandum 2020-13LIC for more information.

A list of individuals within the business entity who are licensed Surplus Lines Brokers should be submitted via NIPR’s attachment warehouse.  Only licensed individual Surplus Lines Brokers within your licensed business entity may transact surplus lines business.  You must provide the Licensing Branch with the names and license numbers of the individual Surplus Lines Brokers who are added or removed from your business.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Business Entity (License Reactivation)

A complete paper application includes:

  1. Form BEPL – Hawaii Application for Business Entity Insurance License / Registration. Submit one with original signature.
  2. A list individuals within the business entity who are licensed Surplus Lines Brokers.  Only licensed individual Surplus Lines Brokers within your licensed business entity may transact surplus lines business.  You must provide the Licensing Branch with the names and license numbers of the individual Surplus Lines Brokers who are added or removed from your business.
  3. The name of a licensed HI Surplus Lines Broker (resident or nonresident) who is a natural person that will be responsible for the agency’s compliance with Hawaii insurance laws and rules.
  4. Licensing Fees. Contact the Hawaii Insurance Division at 808-586-2788 to verify the applicable fees. Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

Nonresident Surplus Lines Broker – Individual or Business Entity (License Reinstatement)

  1. Go to https://www.ehawaii.gov/dcca/hils/renew/exe/insrenew.cgi to pay outstanding fees and update addresses, phone numbers and e-mail.