Annual filing renamed annual licence renewal

Updated March 28, 2022

Starting this year, the Insurance Council process known as “annual filing” has been renamed “annual licence renewal.” This change was prompted by recent amendments to Insurance Council Rule 4.4.

Beyond the name change, there is no other impact on licensees’ annual process, which remains the same.

Annual licence renewal is a more descriptive term that encompasses the completion of licence requirement declarations and submitting the annual licence fee. The change aligns with standard terminology used by other regulators.

Licensees can start renewing their licence when licence renewal opens on April 1. All licence renewals must be completed online though the Insurance Council website.

Instructional webinars: How to complete annual licence renewal
In March, we hosted a set of webinars on how to complete the annual licence renewal for corporate bulk payments, licensees who hold both individual and corporate licences and new licensees who have never completed their licence renewal online or those who would like a refresher.

You can find the recorded sessions and presentation slides below.
Annual licence renewal for individual licences
This webinar is for individual licensees and goes through what you need to know before submitting your first declaration, as well as how to select the option for your agency or firm is paying your fee on your behalf, if applicable.

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Annual licence renewal for corporate and individual licences
This webinar is for individual licensees who also hold a corporate licence, which will include the process for submitting a declaration for each licence and how to pay the fees. The webinar is not intended for large agencies or firms, as bulk payment options will not be covered.

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Annual licence renewal – Bulk payment
This webinar is for nominees or their delegates who submit bulk payments on behalf of agencies or firms. The webinar will include the individual licence renewal section where licensees submit their declaration and how an agency or firm can pay fees on behalf of licensees.

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