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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
    To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


    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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