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STATE OF NEW YORK
INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
25 BEAVER STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004

George E. Pataki
Governor

Gregory V. Serio
Superintendent

The Office of General Counsel issued the following opinion on July 30, 2003 representing the position of the New York State Insurance Department.

Re: Insurance Agents' License Number Printed on

Their Business Cards and/or Advertising Materials

Question Presented:

Does the New York Insurance Law or Regulations promulgated thereunder require that insurance agents have their license number printed on their business cards and/or advertising materials?

Conclusion:

No.

Facts:

None are presented.

Analysis:

The New York Insurance Law and Insurance Department Regulations promulgated thereunder do not require that insurance agents have their license number printed on their business cards and/or advertising materials.

N.Y. Ins. Law § 2129 (McKinney 2000) as implemented by N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 11, Part 34 (Regulation 125) requires that in a headquarters location and each satellite office, the establishing insurance agent prominently display the license or licenses of the supervising person or persons responsible for that place of business.

This opinion is limited to an analysis of the Insurance Law and Regulations promulgated thereunder.

For further information you may contact Senior Attorney Robert Freedman at the New York City Office.