Any individual licensee that represents a business entity (agency) or acts on its behalf, must have their individual license associated to the agency's license by means of an affiliation. See WAC 284-17-473 (www.apps.leg.wa.gov).
To add new affiliations, or cancel an existing one, the business entity needs to log into the agency-license account via our website. There is a $20 fee for each new affiliation. There is no fee to cancel an affiliation.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Business entity licensees must provide a Designated Licensed Responsible Person (DRLP) in order to maintain an insurance license. Because the DRLP is a representative of the business entity, the DRLP should also be affiliated in accordance with the rule above.
- A business entity must have at least one affiliated individual licensee in order to transact insurance business. If the business entity holds more than one type of license it must affiliate at least one individual license for each license type, except for title or crop adjuster licenses.
- An affiliation is good from it's effective date until the next expiry date of the business entity license or the affiliated individual license becomes inactive.
- Business entity licensees must renew affiliations as part of their license renewal.