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Atlanta, Georgia 30334

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1) New Limited Group Health Counselor license offered 7/1/2012
2) Resident Renewal and Reinstatement Process
3) On-line license printing
4) Electronic Fingerprinting Requirements
5) Free Activation for ProducerEDGE  
6) Notarized Citizenship Affidavit and Identification required with new application 

 1) New Limited Group Health Counselor license offered 7/1/2012

The limited group health counselor license is for individuals working with large and small group health coverages/plans. It allows the holder of such license to provide consultation to the consumer and charge a fee for this consultation. This license is not needed for persons that are already licensed as a counselor life accident and sickness.

Requirements for resident licensure:

1. File form GID103, GID276-EN, Counselor Bond and $115 fee;

2. If licensed less than 5 years as an agent for health/accident and sickness, successful completion of the Ltd Group Health Counselor Exam is required. The examination is offered through Pearson VUE 1-800-274 -0488. If licensed as an agent for health/accident and sickness for 5 years or more - no examination is required.


2) Resident Renewal and Reinstatement Process

Resident licensees are required to renew their license prior to their license expiration. A licensee that misses their renewal deadline may file a late renewal, which includes a $15 late fee in addition to the renewal fee, within 15 days of the license expiration date.

Licensees that fail to successfully renew their license are allowed to reinstate within 12 months of their expiration date. To be considered for reinstatement the following must be submitted:

  • Form GID103
  • Completion of all required CE. The total number of CE hours required can vary based on length of service as a licensee, carry-over hours and professional designations. You may check your CE transcript at www.sircon.com/georgia
  • Appropriate payment. Payment requires renewal fee(based on license type), late fee($15), application fee($15) and penalty ($150).
  • If a licensee fails to complete the reinstatement process within 6 months of their expiration date, electronic fingerprinting is required.

If the reinstatement process is not completed within 12 months of the expiration date of the license, all prelicensing requirements must be met if the applicant wishes to be licensed again.


 3) On-line license printing

Please visit www.sircon.com/georgia for complete details.


 4) Electronic Fingerprinting Requirements

Effective January 1, 2010, all new resident applicants, excluding active licensees and individuals that apply for reinstatement within 6 months of expiration date, shall be required to submit electronic fingerprints through a vendor selected by the Department for a criminal background check. The applicant shall bear the cost for electronic fingerprinting.  Click for more information.


 5) Free Activation for ProducerEDGE

Begin applying for, renewing, and managing your licenses with ease; with automatic email notifications, integrated National Producer Database (PDB) access, and CE tracking. This new service is brought to you by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety FIre Commissioner and Pearson VUE, powered by Sircon/Vertafore.  Create your free account.

 


 6) Notarized Citizenship Affidavit and Identification required with new application

Visit THIS PAGE to see how to submit your Citizenship Affidavit and Verifiable Identification Documents to the Department of Insurance in order to complete your new application. Your license cannot be processed if this information is not submitted correctly.

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