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Getting Licensed in Connecticut

Getting Licensed in Connecticut

What type of insurance license is needed to offer Medicare plans in Connecticut?

Accident and Health or Sickness Producer Insurance License.

What are the Licensing Steps in Connecticut?

Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course, ExamFX will issue a certificate of completion which you may download and print from your online ExamFX account.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Prometric. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at Prometric. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 341-3257.

Examination fee is $54 for single line exams and $79 for dual line exams.

To change of cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register for ExamFX prelicensing courses, schedule your license exam, and/or apply for your license it is important to use the same name that appears on the identification forms you plan to present at the time of your testing appointment.

Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you one valid form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.), which must contain your photograph. You must also bring with you your certificate of completion. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

Once you have completed your examination you will be made aware of your results.

Step 4: Apply for your license. Connecticut resident applicants must use the online application service at NIPR. Additional licensing application guidance may be accessed on the NIPR website.

Licensing Fee is $140 for Residents and Non-Residents.

Step 5: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements.

How do I study for my health insurance license exam in Connecticut?

You must successfully complete a pre-license course requirement and pass the corresponding pre-license exam. Pre-license course requirements must be met through a course provider approved by the Department. You will need to bring your original pre-license course completion certificate to the test center on the day of the exam.

We recommend using ExamFX for pre-licensing study.

Here is a list of all the topics covered in the exam:

Connecticut Accident and Health Agent Examination

100 questions – 2 hours

Passing Score: 70%

  • General Insurance
  • Health Insurance Basics
  • Individual Health Insurance Policy General Provisions
  • Disability Income and Related Insurance
  • Medical Plans
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals
  • Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance
  • Insurance Regulation

How do I schedule to take my health insurance exam in Connecticut?

  1. You can easily register and schedule your exam online at any time using the Internet Registration Service by going to: www.prometric.com/connecticut/insurance.
  2. Click on Create or Login to Your Account to register.
  3. Click on Schedule Your Test and follow the prompts.

Are there different parts to the health insurance exam?

The license exam for each type of license consists of 100 questions that test knowledge of topical areas listed in the content outline for that exam. A link to an overview of the exam content:  http://www.prometric.com/connecticut/insurance

Connecticut Accident and Health Agent Examination

100 questions – 2 hours

Passing Score: 70%

  • General Insurance
  • Health Insurance Basics
  • Individual Health Insurance Policy General Provisions
  • Disability Income and Related Insurance
  • Medical Plans
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals
  • Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance
  • Insurance Regulation

    How do I apply for a nonresident health insurance license in Connecticut?

    Apply for your license. Connecticut resident applicants must use the online application service at nipr. Additional licensing application guidance may be accessed on the NIPR website.
    Licensing Fee is $140 for Residents and Non-Residents.

    Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements.

    How do I renew my health insurance license in Connecticut?

    Go to www.nipr.com and follow these steps:

    • Select “Renew.”
    • On the “Application Select” page
    • Select “Resident Licensing Renewals” or “Non-Resident Renewals”
    • On the “State Requirements” page, select “RENEW HERE” (Green box)
    • Renewal Fee: $160 (plus the NIPR transaction fee)

    What do I do if my health insurance license has expired in Connecticut?

    To reinstate the license for up to one (1) year after the expiration date, you will be required to complete the CE requirement (Residents Individuals Only) and pay a late fee of $160, for a total of $320.00.

    After one (1) year, residents will be required to complete pre-licensing education course and pass the exam, prior to submitting the reinstatement application. To submit the application, go to National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website. Select “Apply for License.” The reinstatement fee is $140.00 plus the NIPR transaction fee.

    What do I do for Continuing Education to keep my health insurance license in Connecticut?

    Residents:

    If you hold Property/Casualty, Personal Lines, Life, or Health authority, you must complete 24 continuing education credits to renew.
    It is recommended that you complete your CE requirement 2 months prior to your expiration date.
    Make sure you have completed all requirements outlined on your transcript. The “status” must read “Compliant” for all categories.
    You may not “drop” a line of authority – the authority held at the beginning of the current license period determines the CE requirement for that license period.
    If you have completed your CE course(s) and the information is not showing on your transcript, contact the vendor you took the course with directly.

    Non-residents:

    You are not required to complete continuing education credits in Connecticut.

    CT Continuing Education Handbook

    CT Licensing Information Handbook