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Licensing Delays
The Alaska licensing division is experiencing some delays in processing applications. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please review the HELPFUL TOOLS link at www.nipr.com for information regarding your application status, documentation submission requirements, continuing education credits or requirements, and information on how to print a license. If you still require additional assistance please contact NIPR’s helpdesk directly at 1-855-674-6477 or customerservice@nipr.com.


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Division of Insurance

Regulating the insurance industry to protect Alaskan consumers

Meet the Director

Lori Wing-Heier
Division Director

Lori Wing-Heier was appointed Director of the Division of Insurance in February 2014. Director Wing-Heier has approximately 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including as a broker and agent.

She most recently served as Director of Risk Management at a large Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation where she designed and implemented a comprehensive enterprise-wide risk management program.

She also served as senior vice-president at a national brokerage, working with Alaskan entities throughout the state, and as president of the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers, Inc.

COVID-19 Information

Governor Dunleavy Praises the Division of Insurance's COVID-19 Response
“The Division of Insurance is unique, in that it is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic from both the health care angle and the economic crisis aspect,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “I am pleased that in coordination with the incident command team, Director Wing-Heier is finding solutions to return premiums and reduce payments for Alaskans – providing help now.”
Press Release

Alaska Leads the Nation in Protecting Insurance Consumers During the COVID-19 Crisis
Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier Steps Up on Behalf of Last Frontier Consumers


Headlines

  • Alaska Improves in Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary
    According to the 2020 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary Report, Alaska is trending in the right direction for workers’ compensation rates. In 2018, Alaska was ranked as the state with the 5th highest rate in the nation; but moved to 10th for 2020. "Being 10th is great news as Alaska was number one for many years," said Alaska Division of Insurance Director, Lori Wing-Heier. “Lower premiums show that both employees and employers have placed an emphasis on safety and claims management.”
    Press Release
  • Workers’ Compensation Rates to Decrease in 2021
    Alaska businesses will see another year of decreased workers’ compensation insurance rates in 2021. Workers’ compensation voluntary loss costs will decrease by an average of 14.9 percent, and assigned risk rates will decrease by an average of 9.6 percent from the current approved levels.
    Press Release
  • 2021 Individual Market Open Enrollment
    Open enrollment for Alaska’s 2021 individual market insurance plans is scheduled from November 1, 2020, through December 15, 2020. Consumers should be advised that the enrollment window is limited, as only six weeks are available to sign up or change your plan.
    Press Release
  • Influenza “Flu” Season 2020-21 Vaccine Now Available
    It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. Here is what you should know this season, including information on how to protect yourself and your family against flu by getting a flu vaccine.
  • B21-03 (reissued, supersedes Bulletin B20-13):
    Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers in the State of Alaska
  • B21-02 (supersedes Bulletin B20-02):
    Non-Grandfathered Plan Extended Transition
  • R21-04:
    Order to Insurers Offering Health Care Plans to Remove Restrictions on Access to Health Care Services
  • R21-03:
    Order Relating to COVID-19 Vaccinations and Treatments to Health Insurers offering Health Care Insurance policies in the state of Alaska
  • R21-02:
    Order Extending Protections to Consumers During COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Emergency
  • R21-01:
    Order to Health Insurers During Covid-19 Disaster Emergency
  • B21-01:
    Repeal Of Bulletin B20-22 Regarding Fair Treatment To Consumers Following The Flooding In Southeast Alaska
  • B20-25:
    Reporting of Statistical Data
  • B20-24:
    Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccines
  • R20-17:
    Order to Insurers Offering Health Care Plans to Remove Restrictions on Access to Health Care Services
  • R20-16:
    Order Relating to COVID-19 Vaccinations and Treatments to Health Insurers offering Health Care Insurance policies in the state of Alaska
  • R20-15:
    Order Extending Protections to Consumers During COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Emergency
  • R20-14:
    Order to Health Insurers During Covid-19 Disaster Emergency
  • B20-23:
    Independent Adjuster License Exemption Applications

Consumers

Learn about your insurance rights and how to file a complaint. Explore rates and coverage options for your auto, health, home, and life insurance. Use other consumer tools to enroll in health care, research a company or agent, take a home inventory, and more!

Producers

Get licensed or renew your license. Verify your compliance and continuing education requirements. Print and search licenses, add lines of authority, and other online tools.

Insurers

Search for companies and admissions. File amendments, annual filings, and taxes.

Surplus Lines

List of eligible surplus lines insurers and placement lists, applications and eligibility continuation instructions.

Resources

Public records requests, insurance law, bulletins and notices, hearing and regulatory orders, financial and market conduct examinations, surplus lines tax audits, annual reports, and more.

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About Us

Learn about the division's licensing, compliance and oversight functions, meet Director Lori Wing-Heier, seek assistance from our Consumer Services section, report potentially fraudulent and/or deceptive activity to our Investigations section, and contact our staff.