In accordance with Title 19, Subtitle 7 of the Health-General Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, an insurer must apply for a certificate of authority issued by the Commissioner in order to operate in Maryland. The applicant will file a Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (UCAA) as developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The application can be found HERE.
For insurers formed under the laws of Maryland, a company will file a primary application. An existing insurer applying for a certificate of authority to operate in Maryland will file an expansion application.
Applicants should refer to the Annotated Code of Maryland for additional requirements.
The Maryland Certificate of Authority for health maintenance organizations, limited health service organizations, and provider sponsor organizations expires annually on November 30. The Certificate of Authority should be renewed online between November 1 and November 30 in accordance with § 19-721(b) of the Health-General Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and § 6-203 of the Insurance Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.
The Certificate of Authority renewal process can be completed online without attaching any certificates or other paperwork. This online process will include the Workers’ Compensation Law Compliance Certification. You will be required to pay the annual fee totaling $1,025 using a Visa, MasterCard or eCheck. There is no extra charge for renewing online. If you renew by credit card, the charge on your statement will be shown as “Maryland Insurance Administration.”
All insurers are expected to utilize the online company licensing renewal process. However, if there are extenuating circumstances that will not allow you to renew online, you may renew your Certificate of Authority by submitting a paper application. Click on the links below to download the application.
The paper application should be mailed with a check for the appropriate fees made payable to the Maryland Insurance Administration. Renewal application packages should be sent to:
Maryland Insurance AdministrationATTN: Company Licensing Unit200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700Baltimore, MD 21202
An insurer may submit its renewal application any time between November 1 and November 30, but the new certificate of authority may not be mailed until the last week of November.
If you have questions or need help with this license renewal process, please contact:
Glenda ManningPhone: 410-468-2137Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-468-2000 | 1-800-492-6116 (toll free) | 1-800-735-2258 (TTY)