Insurance Agents & Agencies

 
Our Mission

Our regulatory mission: to ensure that citizens of the Commonwealth are provided with access to adequate and reliable insurance protection; that the insurance companies selling policies are financially sound to support payment of claims; that the agents selling company policies are qualified and conduct their business according to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as acceptable standards of conduct; and that the insurance policies are of high quality, are understandable and are fairly priced.

The Bureau licenses, regulates, investigates and examines insurance companies, agencies and agents on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Bureau of Insurance also registers, examines and investigates (title) real estate settlement agents and agencies.

 
New to Review

Effective September 1, 2021 Rules Governing Suitability in Annuity Transactions (14VAC5-45) changed. Review additional information as FAQs to learn more.

Effective January 1, 2022, Chapter 340 is repealed and Chapters 341(DP) & 342 (HO) become effective 

Individual License Renewals based on End-of-Birth Month, Odd/Even Year-of-Birth begin December 1, 2021. Please direct license renewal/CE questions to BOILicenseRenewal@scc.virginia.gov.

Health Benefit Exchange section hosts information for CACs, CDOs and Navigators.

Fingerprinting is required for Virginia residents applying for a new insurance license. (Effective January 1, 2021)



 

 
Contact

Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (See scheduled closings)

Mail:
State Corporation Commission
Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Phone:
(804) 371-9631
Toll-free: 1-800-552-7945

E-mail:
Agent Licensing: AgentLicensing@scc.virginia.gov
License Renewals/CE: BOILicenseRenewal@scc.virginia.gov

Physical Address: 
Bureau of Insurance
3rd floor
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219