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Advisory: Maryland Adopts PLMA Line of Authority Names

​​BALTIMORE - Effective October 21, 2021, the Maryland Insurance Administration (“Administration”) will update the current line of authority names to adopt the Producer Licensing Model Act (PLMA) line of authority names.

Adoption of the PLMA helps insurance regulators establish uniformity for both resident and nonresident licensing. One of the PLMA components identifies the name of lines of authority.

This change to the PLMA names will improve efficiency associated with issuing and renewing insurance licenses. These name changes do not affect the authority, scope or subject area of the line of insurance.

Maryland licensees holding the affected lines of authority will see the following name changes: 

​Current Line of Authority NameEffective October 21, 2021
New Line of Authority Name​
Health​Accident and Health or Sickness
Variable Life and Variable Annuity Products ​​Variable Life and Variable Annuities
Credit Products​ ​Credit

Information about the upcoming changes will be available on the Producer page of the Maryland Insurance Administration website: https://insurance.maryland.gov/Producer/Pages/default.aspx. Please also contact the Maryland Insurance Administration Producer Licensing Hotline at 1-800-492-6116 with any questions.

Special Note: The Maryland Insurance Administration remains fully operational during the COVID-19 emergency. If you would like to file an insurance complaint, please use our online portal:https://enterprise.insurance.maryland.gov/consumer/ConsumerPortalWelcomePage.aspx

About the Maryland Insurance Administration

The Maryland Insurance Administration is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the Insurance Administration, please visit www.insurance.maryland.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin, Twitter at @MD_Insurance, LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/maryland-insurance-administration  or Instagram at @marylandinsuranceadmin.

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