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LASLI Insurer Filing Procedures

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All documents and fees must be sent to the CDI with a cover letter at the following address:

Accounting Services Bureau
State of California Department of Insurance
300 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Subsequent to their placement on the LASLI, at least annually, insurers must file all of their respective documents. For the insurer’s convenience, a checklist summary of the required documents is provided in Exhibit E. LASLI Insurers also must pay an Annual Renewal Fee.

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An Insurer’s Annual Renewal Date is usually the anniversary date of when the Insurer was added to the LASLI.

Noted Exception:
An Insurer may request a change to its Annual Renewal Date.

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A new Certificate of Authority must be submitted to the California Department of Insurance. In addition, documents that reference the previous domicile or name should be updated to reflect the change. The insurer must also pay the applicable fee.

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The insurer should submit a document to the CDI with the insurer’s new principal place of business including complete street address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers. The insurer must also pay the applicable fee.

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The insurer appoints an Agent for Service of Process to receive service of suits filed against the insurer. The Agent must be located in California. Information submitted to the CDI must include the Agent’s full name (along with the name of the firm the Agent represents), business address, telephone and fax numbers where the agent can be reached during normal business hours.

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A LASLI Insurer’s Agent for Service of Process is listed on the SLA Website’s Surplus Line Insurer Lookup.

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Required documents available from the NAIC or other public source do not need to be filed with the CDI, nor do they need to be certified or verified. Instead, the insurer must submit a verified statement (Exhibit F) to the CDI identifying the document(s) that is available from the NAIC or other public source. Exhibit F is a specimen of such verified statement that the Insurance Commissioner considers to be in compliance with the Code.

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For hard copies of documents, the required numbers of copies are:

LASLI applicants: Two copies - one original and one photocopy (all documents except Biographical Affidavits)

Current LASLI Insurers: One original (all documents except Biographical Affidavits)

Biographical Affidavits for both LASLI applicants and current LASLI Insurers: Three copies - one original and two photocopies.

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Biographical Affidavits must be filed in triplicate (one original and two photocopies).

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The Annual Statement Filing is made no later than April 30th of each year and must include all supplementary reports, exhibits, and schedules required by the NAIC. The Annual Renewal Filing is usually made every year on the anniversary of the date the insurer was added to the LASLI. The annual renewal filing must include an update of all required documents. For the insurer’s convenience, a checklist summary of the required documents is provided in Exhibit E to assist the insurer in compiling its document filings.