Any person who carries on the business of an insurance intermediary (adjusters, agents and brokers) in New Brunswick, whether or not that person is a resident of the province, must have a valid licence issued under the Insurance Act of New Brunswick. A licence is required for all insurance business conducted by the intermediary, regardless of whether it is done in person, in writing, over the telephone or online.
Individual licence types available for application include:
- Life Insurance Agent
- Accident and Sickness Insurance Agent
- General Insurance Agent (Level 1, 2, or 3)
- Travel Insurance Agent
- Special Insurance Broker
- Assistant Adjuster
- Senior Adjuster
Firm licence types available for application include:
- Adjusting Firm
- Managing General Agent
- Restricted Insurance Representative
The Insurance Division provides day-to-day administration of the Insurance Act through the regulation, oversight, and licensing of insurers and insurance intermediaries. Compliance staff ensure that insurers and intermediaries are following the Act and Regulations. All agent and broker applications must be sponsored by an insurer that is licensed to conduct the same type of insurance business in the province.
The databases below detail the licence status of insurers, agents, and adjusters in New Brunswick.
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FCNB expects all insurance intermediaries to adopt and abide by the Guidance: Conduct of Insurance Business and Fair Treatment of Customers and the Principles of Conduct for Insurance Intermediaries.
Consultation Paper - Insurance 2021 "Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" out for Comment
Consultation Paper - Insurance 2020 Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols
Consultation Paper - Insurance - December 2019 - Incidental Selling of Insurance
Consultation Paper - Insurance - May 2019 - Licensing of Insurance Adjusters and Damage Appraisers
Consultation Paper - Insurance - November 2015 - Modernizing the Insurance Licensing Framework