Virginia Surplus Lines Broker Bond

Bond Penalty: $25,000

The Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia §38.2-4805 regulates the licensing and conduct of "E&S brokers" in the state. A Virginia surplus lines broker bond is contemplated within the statute and is required from each broker resident and non-resident of Virginia. A "surplus lines broker is any individual or business entity licensed to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance on properties, risks, or exposures located or to be performed in the commonwealth with non-admitted insurers. Surplus lines insurance means any property and casualty insurance product that is permitted to be placed through a broker with an eligible non-admitted insurer."

The Virginia surplus lines broker bond (Bond for a Surplus Lines Insurance broker in compliance with Section 38.2-1857.2 B of the Code of Virginia) runs to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) and must be issued in the amount of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000). The nature of the obligation is strictly statutory compliance however a deeper look at the regulations referenced in the surety bond offer a significant range of duties imposed upon the broker and surety. The Commission offers two of the most important responsibilities in its "Standards of Conduct".

  • Surplus Lines Brokers must deliver a "Notice to Insured" (Form SLB-9), stating that insurance is not placed with an admitted insurer and therefore is not protected under the Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association.
  • Surplus Lines Brokers must keep records in accordance with §38.2-4807 and kept open at all reasonable times for examination by the Commission without notice for a period of not less than five years.
  • Surplus Lines coverage must be placed only with carriers approved by the Commission or included on the NAIC Quarterly Listing of Alien Surplus Lines Insurers.

There are different requirements for resident and non-resident applicants. The latter does not have to provide the results of a criminal history report.

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