Circular Letter No. 8 (2003)
March 24, 2003
ALL DEPARTMENT LICENSEES AND INSURANCE PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS
EXEMPTION FROM COMPLETION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE LICENSEES SERVING ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY
STATUTORY REFERENCE: SECTION 2132(b)(2) OF THE INSURANCE LAW
With the activation of United States military personnel for service both overseas and to protect our homeland, the Insurance Department recognizes there are concerns regarding the continuation of licenses for those individuals. In order to avoid imposing additional burdens and hardships on those who have put aside their personal and professional interests to serve their country, the Department will grant an exemption from the requirements of Section 2132 (continuing education) to all those licensees called to active military duty during the term of their license(s). Without this exemption an applicant for renewal or relicensing would be ineligible to apply until all CE requirements are completed.
Any affected licensee, when applying for renewal or relicensing, should send their application with a copy of their orders or other military documentation certifying their active duty status to Licensing Services requesting the CE exemption.
Any questions can be directed to the following:
Assistant Director, Licensing Services
New York State Insurance Department
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, New York 12257
Phone (518) 474-6051
Very truly yours,
Assistant Deputy Superintendent and
Bureau Chief, Consumer Services &