Date:October 22, 2001
To:All Licensed Insurers
From:Laurna J. Landphier, Chief Agent Licensing Section
Subject:IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COMPANY APPOINTMENTS AND TERMINATIONS

This is in follow up to the bulletin sent to all licensed insurers dated August 15, 2001. As you know, due to our conversion to the COSMOS system, you are now required to provide each agent's social security number as well as the line(s) of authority requested for each individual appointment. Effective immediately, the forms previously used will no longer be accepted. The current forms are available at our website. Log on to http://oci.wi.gov/ociforms.htm. If you do not have Internet access, contact our office directly to have the forms mailed to your company.

If your company is a SIRCON client, you are now able to electronically appoint and terminate agents using that system. Access through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) will be available shortly. Companies using other outside vendors to accomplish electronic appointments through NIPR should contact those vendors directly to determine when access is available.

Please refer to our quarterly Wisconsin Insurance News for additional updates. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact me at (608) 267-1238. If you have questions regarding innovative IT services please contact them directly at (877) 876-4450.