Start Of Producer Fingerprint Pilot Project Is Imminent
Salt Lake City
The first phase of the pilot project to create a centralized producer fingerprint repository is scheduled to start on April 1, said Alaska regulator Linda Brunette at the spring meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners here. The pilot includes five states: Alaska, California, Idaho, New York and Pennsylvania.
The fingerprint information will be included in a state producer licensing database and later could be added to a public database, she explained. While information about the fingerprints will be able to be shared with other states through the state producer licensing database, states other than those that requested reports will not be able to obtain information such as criminal history reports, according to a discussion of the working group.
Michael Lovendusky, a representative of the American Council of Life Insurers, said it was the understanding of industry that the information would be available so that if officers and directors of companies had to file fingerprints with states, they could do so in an efficient way.