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Ohio Surplus Lines Broker Bond

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How much does a $25,000 surplus line broker bond cost in Ohio?

A $25,000 surplus lines broker bond in Ohio costs $250 and is issued instantly. 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 being bonded as a surplus lines broker in Ohio.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$25,000 Surplus Line Broker's Bond $25,000 $250

Why do I need a surplus line broker bond?

The Licensing Division of the Ohio Department of Insurance requires surplus line brokers to post a $25,000 surety bond before becoming licensed. Ohio surplus line insurance broker bonds ensure that principals (brokers) comply with Sections 3905.30-3905.35 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Specifically, bonded brokers pledge to file a sworn statement of the gross premiums charged for insurance procured or placed and the gross premiums on insurance canceled during the previous calendar year with the Superintendent of Insurance in January of every year. The principal also pledges to pay the superintendent an amount equal to five percent of the balance of such gross premiums after deducting return premiums at the time of filing.

Terms of a surplus line broker bond in Ohio

Surplus line broker bonds in Ohio are continuously effective until canceled. The surety can cancel the bond by giving proper notice to the Department of Insurance. This bond is conditioned for the benefit of both the Department of Insurance and the people of Ohio. The bond must be maintained as long as the applicant conducts surplus line broker business.

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How to become an individual surplus lines broker in Ohio

To become licensed as an individual surplus line broker in Ohio, all applicants must complete either a paper license application or an online application. In addition to the completed application, the following is required:

The following is required specifically for resident applicants:

The following is required specifically for non-resident applicants:

Review the Surplus Lines Individual Initial Application Checklist for more information.

Ohio surplus lines licenses expire annually on January 31. Follow the renewal application checklist to see how to renew your application.

How to become a business entity surplus lines broker in Ohio

To become licensed as a business entity surplus line broker in Ohio, all applicants must complete either a paper license application or an online application. In addition to the completed application, the following is required:

The following is required specifically for resident applicants:

The following is required specifically for non-resident applicants:

Ohio surplus lines licenses expire annually on January 31. Follow the renewal application checklist to see how to renew your application.

Note: Non-resident business entities should contact the Ohio Secretary of State by visiting the Secretary of State website or by calling (877) 767-6446 to learn more abourt registration requirements prior to doing business in Ohio.

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Additional Resources

Ohio Department of Insurance: Agents & Agencies

Ohio Department of Insurance Surplus Lines Broker Bond Form

Business Entity Surplus Line Broker Application Form

Individual Entity Surplus Line Broker Application Form

Ohio Revised Title [39] XXXIX INSURANCE Chapter 3905: INSURANCE PRODUCERS LICENSING ACT 3905.01 Insurance producers licensing act definitions.

Ohio State Treasurer

Ohio Secretary of State