North Dakota Department of Insurance is regulated by the North Dakota Corporation Commission (NDC) that is the governing body of all insurance businesses in North Dakota. The Department of Insurance has many offices and departments which are responsible for the policies and practices of the Department of Insurance.
The NDC has issued rules to regulate all insurance businesses that come into the state of North Dakota and any companies that enter the state without following the guidelines and laws of the NDC. The NDC regulates the entire insurance business in North Dakota including all licensed insurance professionals, regulates insurance claims, trains customers on their insurance products, deals with complaints and reviews new policies annually. Jon Godfread was elected as the first new Insurance commissioner in over 10 years in May of 2020.
The Department of Insurance also offers free classes for insurance professionals to learn about their product and insurance regulations in North Dakota. This is one of the ways the NDC helps the people get familiar with the rules and regulations of the NDI. Insurance attorneys and brokers will need to be licensed by the NDI before they are allowed to practice in the state of North Dakota. They will have to take a course and pass an exam before they can become licensed.
The NDI is in charge of certifying every insurance firm in the state of North Dakota and is in charge of reviewing all applications, policies and procedures from any company that comes into the state. Every insurance company in the state of North Dakota has to pass a written exam to prove that their policies and procedures meet all regulations of the NDI. The exam is done by an independent third party certified examiner and not by the insurance company. The exam is designed to protect the public’s interests.
The NDI will send a letter to any licensed insurance broker or attorney requesting that they pass the exam in order to become certified. If they fail the exam, they will be asked to take the test again before being able to practice law in the state. This is a requirement so that the NDI can make sure that their licensed insurance professionals are well informed on all the regulations and laws that they need to know in order to practice law.
When a person decides to begin practicing law, they have to complete the training that is provided by the NDI. and pass a state exam in order to become licensed in the state of North Dakota.
The NDI regulates all state insurance agents and brokers in the state of North Dakota and does background checks on all new employees. This allows the NDI to insure that the new employees are only licensed individuals who have passed state examinations and have backgrounds that are clean. This also helps the NDI to ensure that their employees are only licensed professionals that have worked for the NDI in the past and are not former employees of a competitor that did not pass state exams.
The NDI also reviews all new insurance policies to make sure that they cover everything the insurance policies cover and do not include anything that would be considered a violation of state laws. For example, a policy can include life insurance without having a term life insurance clause included in it. When a policy is written by an agent, an attorney must review it for accuracy and the NDI can review it for accuracy. The NDI does background checks on all employees of insurance companies to make sure that the policies the company sells are indeed what the company says they are.