What is an Insurance Broker Bond?
Insurance brokers must purchase an insurance broker bond before they can become an insurance broker. It's an agreement with the state of operation to protect clients from acts of fraud and collecting their premiums.
An insurance bond broker oversees the process of clients receiving a bond, assessing risks and finding the best coverage for their needs. Serving as an intermediary between clients and financial institutions, they have access to private financial information. An insurance broker bond is a safeguard that protects clients’ financials and personal well being.
If you're unsure whether you need a bond, you can select your state from the list below to view the bond requirements.
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- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia
Why You Need an Insurance Broker Bond
An insurance broker bond is a promise that brokers will develop lawful strategies to assist their clients and abide by laws in the state of practice.
In some locations, the company holds the insurance broker bond. In other states, individual brokers must insure themselves. The surety bond protects clients from potential fraudulent acts like price manipulation, or brokers falsifying information on claims.
When claims are accurately filed and processed, clients are reimbursed for their monetary losses and the broker’s company receives compensation for their services.
What Do Insurance Broker Bonds Cost?
These bonds generally cost between 1-15% of the requirement bond amount. The percentage you must pay is based on your financial strength, e.g. personal credit, business financials, etc. You you're ready for a quote, can get a free quote on your bond now. You can also take a look at the most frequent surety bond related questions here.