Maryland Surplus Lines Broker Bond
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How much does a $10,000 surplus lines broker bond cost in Maryland?
Maryland surplus lines broker bonds are issued instantly with no underwriting for just $100, and a 25% discount is available on subsequent years if multiple years are purchased. Simply click Buy Now to visit our secure bond checkout, where you can buy your bond directly through our site. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to getting bonded as a surplus lines broker in Maryland.
Why do I need this bond?
The State of Maryland Insurance Administration requires surplus lines brokers to post a $10,000 bond.
Licensed surplus lines brokers work with surplus line insurers to bring insurance coverage to clients looking for low or sub-standard risk policies. This bond guarantees the surplus lines broker’s compliance with the law and protects clients from financial loss as a result of unethical business practices.
What’s the fine print?
Surplus lines broker bonds in Maryland are continuous until canceled. The state requires surety companies to provide them with at least 30 days’ notice before canceling a bond. Nonresidents are exempt from the bond requirement.
All applicants requesting a Surplus Lines Broker Certificate of Qualification must also hold an active producer license with the Property and Casualty lines of authority at the time of application, whether it is for an initial or renewal application.
How to become a surplus lines broker in Maryland
To be approved for a Certificate of Qualification, applicants must be able to provide the following materials and information:
- Payment in amount of $100 or $200 depending on expiration of underlying producer’s license
- $10,000 surety bond
- Copy of the Maryland Insurance Administration Supplement
- Certified copy of applicant’s most recent annual statement
- Certificate of compliance from domiciliary jurisdiction
- Non-refundable filing fee of $1,000
- $1,000 fraud fee assessment, made payable to Maryland Insurance Administration