Despite NAIC efforts to achieve greater uniformity and simplicity through the Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (UCAA) process, the process of obtaining or amending insurance company certificates of authority remains a complex and time-consuming one. Whether your company is just forming (UCAA primary application), seeking to expand to new states (UCAA expansion application), seeking additional lines of authority to write new products in states where it is currently licensed (UCAA corporate amendments application), seeking to withdraw from unprofitable business lines, or seeking to redomesticate, The Lawson Firm (TLF) can help your company achieve its goals faster, more efficiently, and at less overall cost and burden than is normally experienced by companies that choose to go it alone. TLF will manage and help to expedite the UCAA application process from start to finish. Specifically, TLF will:
- Ensure that all state-specific UCAA filing requirements are met.
- Professionally prepare all required UCAA forms and documents.
- Coordinate the secure collection and transmission of all necessary company documents.
- Coordinate all necessary background investigations and verifications.
- Coordinate all necessary domiciliary state certifications.
- Work diligently with state regulators to help ensure timely review of UCAA applications and to resolve issues as they arise.
- Provide your company with regular progress reports.
- Develop state-compliant forms and compliance procedures.
- Develop and gain approval for state-compliant products.
“A very, very good value, from our perspective. Top quality work product too. Scott (Lawson) worked (our company UCAA expansion project) like a champ … we hope to have the opportunity to engage Scott for future projects when the time comes …”
– General Counsel, national property & casualty insurance company.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your company’s UCAA needs.