Resident Travel Insurance for a Firm
Type and Class
2-41 Resident Travel Insurance (Firm)
Florida Statutes 626.321 (1) (c) defines “TRAVEL INSURANCE” as
policies and certificates of travel insurance which may provide
coverage for risks incidental to travel, planned travel, or
accommodations while traveling, including, but not limited to,
accidental death and dismemberment of a traveler; trip cancellation,
interruption, or delay; loss of or damage to personal effects or
travel documents; baggage delay; emergency medical travel or
evacuation of a traveler; or medical, surgical, and hospital
expenses related to an illness or emergency of a traveler. Any such
policy or certificate may be issued for terms longer than 90 days,
but each policy or certificate, other than a policy or certificate
providing coverage for air ambulatory services only, must be limited
to coverage for travel or use of accommodations of no longer than 90
days. The license may be issued only:
To a full-time salaried employee of a common carrier
or a full-time salaried employee or owner of a
transportation ticket agency and may authorize the
sale of such ticket policies only in connection with
the sale of transportation tickets, or to the
full-time salaried employee of such an agent. No
such policy shall be for a duration of more than 48
hours or for the duration of a specified one-way
trip or round trip.
- To an entity or individual that is:
The license may be issued only to the full-time salaried employee of a licensed general lines agent or to a business entity that offers motor vehicles for rent or lease if insurance sales activities authorized by the license are in connection with and incidental to the rental or lease of a motor vehicle.
- The developer of a timeshare plan
that is the subject of an approved public offering statement under
- An exchange company operating an exchange
program approved under chapter 721;
- A managing entity operating a timeshare plan
approved under chapter 721;
- A seller of travel as defined in chapter 559;
- A subsidiary or affiliate of any of the entities described above.
- A license issued to a business entity that offers motor vehicles for rent or lease encompasses each office, branch office, employee, authorized representative located at a designated branch, or place of business making use of the entity’s business name in order to offer, solicit, and sell insurance.
- The application for licensure must list the name, address, and phone number for each office, branch office, or place of business that is to be covered by the license. The licensee shall notify the department of the name, address, and phone number of any new location that is to be covered by the license before the new office, branch office, or place of business engages in the sale of insurance pursuant to this paragraph. The licensee must notify the department within 30 days after closing or terminating an office, branch office, or place of business. Upon receipt of the notice, the department shall delete the office, branch office, or place of business from the license.
- A licensed and appointed entity is directly responsible and accountable for all acts of the licensee’s employees.
A licensee shall require each employee who offers policies or
certificates under this subparagraph to receive initial training
from a general lines agent or an insurer authorized under chapter
624 to transact insurance within this state. For an entity applying
for a license as a travel insurance agent, the fingerprinting
requirement of this section applies only to the president,
secretary, and treasurer and to any other officer or person who
directs or controls the travel insurance operations of the entity.
- Complete an online application for License and submit
Apply for license
- Majority owner, partner, officer and director of the agency
must not be an employee of the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs or state service office, as referred to in
Section 626.833, Florida Statutes.
- The majority owner, partner, officer and director of the agency must be
fingerprinted. [Click here and follow the instructions]
Each office, branch office or place of business making use of the
entity’s business name must file an “Application for Branch Office”
after the primary location obtains the license. Individual employees
of the licensed firm are permitted to conduct business without
obtaining an individual travel license.