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Insurance Agent


These insurance agents recommend and sell insurance for purposes of accident, health, life, variable life and variable annuities.

Licensing Requirements:

Persons seeking to be licensed in New York State as an agent to sell accident, health, life, variable life and variable annuities must apply to the NYS Department of Financial Services.

Licenses Issued and Active:

As of September 7, 2012, there were 143,083 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

NYS Department of Financial Services
Applications and Licensing
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, New York 12257

Standard Occupational Classification:

41-3021 - Insurance Sales Agents
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/1/12.

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