At System 2 Thinking, our title insurance licensing specialists are subject matter experts in resident and non-resident licensing, and we’re anxious to help you develop a purposeful strategy that meets all of your company goals.
System 2 Thinking will:
-Provide you with a cost-effective state-by-state licensing strategy
-Help you obtain licenses on a state-by-state basis
-Help you gradually increase your licensing footprint
-Develop a national licensing strategy for your company
-Notify you of upcoming license renewals
-Process license renewals on your behalf
-Request duplicate licenses
-Notify insurance departments of any relevant changes in your company
-Process carrier appointments
-Ensure that your licensing is up-to-date and compliant
The acquisition and maintenance of out-of-state title insurance licenses can be a confusing and arduous task. However, with the advent of the internet and the centralization of lender processing, it has basically become a necessity to be licensed in as many states as possible. Having many state licenses increases your ability to capitalize on opportunities with regional or national lenders.
Of course, this is easier said than done. Fifty jurisdictions mean fifty different sets of rules, regulations, and requirements full of fine print and always subject to change. Most companies need to consult with a title insurance licensing expert who can strategically advise them on licensing.
If your company expanding its licensing footprint, you will need to develop your strategy carefully. You will need to know when renewals are due and maintain a system that tracks this information. You will also need to be kept up to date on rules regarding address changes, individual agent licensing requirements, and the many arbitrary rules that each state deploys. For example, did you know that if your home state is Utah, you cannot be licensed in Florida or Virginia? Rules like this demonstrate the need for developing a solid strategy concerning your licensing.
Request a complimentary one-hour meeting or call now to discuss licensing strategies with a System 2 Thinking licensing consultant.
System 2 Thinking’s Licensing Offerings: A Detailed Overview & Process
Agency and Agent Initial License Applications
System 2 Thinking staff populates initial agency and individual agent title/escrow license applications with the client’s information. The client then reviews applications for accuracy of the information, executes them, and returns them to System 2 Thinking for submission to the appropriate licensing authorities for processing. System 2 Thinking staff follows up on applications’ status, troubleshoots problems, and sees the application process through to completion.
Agency and Agent Underwriter Appointments
Our title insurance licensing experts provide two distinct appointment services. The first is designed for underwriter clients. In this case, System 2 Thinking makes the actual agency and agent appointments for and on behalf of the client. We then follow through to ensure that all appointments have been made successfully with the appropriate regulatory authority. System 2 Thinking then confirms the appointment with the client.
The second appointment service is designed for agent clients who desire appointments with specific underwriters. System 2 Thinking coordinates this process on behalf of the agent-client and ensures that all appointment details are correct. However, the underwriter is responsible for the actual appointment process with the regulatory authority in this case.
Agency and Agent License Maintenance and Renewals
Our title insurance licensing experts prepare title agency and/or individual agent title/escrow license renewal applications based on the Client’s information. The client reviews applications, execute them and returns them to System 2 Thinking for submission to the appropriate licensing authorities for processing. The System 2 Thinking experts also follow up on applications’ status, troubleshoots problems, and oversee the application process through to completion.
Coordination of Applications for Incorporation / Qualification to do Business
System 2 Thinking staff populates Incorporation/Qualification to make Business applications with the client’s information. The client then reviews applications for accuracy of the information and signs off on draft copies of applications. System 2 Thinking submits draft applications to National Corporate Research, Ltd. (“NCR”) for the generation of final applications to be signed by the client. The client reviews, executes, and returns the final applications to System 2 Thinking for submission to NCR. NCR handles the filings with the appropriate regulatory agencies. S2T’s staff follows up on the status of applications, troubleshoots problems, and communicates with NCR on behalf of the client.
Tracking Agency and Agent License Appointment Expiration Dates
System 2 Thinking subscribes to specialized tracking software designed for the insurance industry, which allows us to assist underwriter and agent clients in tracking licensing and other critical regulatory submission and expiration dates. System 2 Thinking provides notices to its clients, letting them know when important deadlines are coming. All license and related data being tracked by System 2 Thinking is either provided by the client or for an additional fee, obtained by System 2 Thinking (with the client’s assistance, when necessary) directly from the regulatory authorities.
Tracking Agent Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
System 2 Thinking subscribes to specialized tracking software designed for the insurance industry, which allows it to assist underwriter and agent clients in tracking individual agent continuing education dates and requirements. System 2 Thinking provides notices to its clients of upcoming compliance deadlines, including the details of any applicable requirements. The client must provide all continuing education data to be tracked.
Agency and Agent General Compliance
System 2 Thinking can assist general underwriter and agent clients with several services relating to agency and agent compliance on a state-by-state basis. System 2 Thinking can assist with issues ranging from initial licensing, license maintenance, and licensing compliance to agency and agent appointments, underwriter and agent regulatory filings, and submissions relating to agents.
Request a complimentary one-hour meeting or call to discuss licensing strategies with Allen Solomon. Call us at 917.420.0333 for a free one-hour consultation or fill out the Contact Us Now form below.