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

Information Regarding Health Care Sharing Ministries and What Agents Should Know

2023 HBE Navigator Program Request for Applications are due by July 15, 2022

Chapter 341 (DP) and Chapter 342 (HO) became effective January 1, 2022 (Chapter 340 is repealed)

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

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

Fingerprinting is required for Virginia residents applying for a new insurance license.

 
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