General Information:
  1. Connecticut does maintain a list of eligible surplus lines insurers (see Other Comments section #1).
  2. Connecticut does not have a Surplus Lines Association.
  3. Connecticut does maintain an Export List (see Other Comments section #1).
  4. Connecticut does have an industrial insurance exemption (see Appendix C) and also recognizes the exempt commercial purchaser exemption under NRRA.
  5. Surplus lines tax: 4% payable by broker. State of Connecticut, its agencies and municipalities, are tax exempt.
  6. Connecticut has adopted NIMA (HB 6652, Public Act #11-61) Effective: June 29, 2011, but subsequently submitted notice of withdrawal from NIMA in April 2012.

Eligibility and Filing Requirements (Alien Insurers Only):
  1. No fee.
  2. Letter of intent regarding company’s plan to write in Connecticut.
  3. Must be included on the IID list.
  4. Power of Attorney Form (on CT DOI website).
  5. Form SL-2 (on CT DOI website).

Eligibility and Filing Requirements (Foreign Insurers Only):s
  1. Capital and Surplus: $15,000,000.
  2. Letter of intent regarding company’s plan to write in Connecticut.
  3. Certificate of Compliance from state of domicile.
  4. Annual Statement and quarterly reports.
  5. Power of Attorney (on CT DOI website).
  6. Filing fee (eligibility): $1,000.
  7. Renewal fee: $126.00.
  8. Form SL-2 (on CT DOI website).

Types of Insurance Exempted from Surplus Lines Regulation:

Industrial Insurance, which is defined as “(i) an insured which procures the insurance of any risk by the use of the services of a full-time employee acting as an insurance manager or buyer on the services of a regularly and continuously retained qualified insurance consultant and (ii) whose aggregate annual premiums for insurance, including life, accident and health insurance, total at least fifty thousand dollars.”

Other Comments or Requirements:
  1. A schedule of insurers authorized to underwrite in Connecticut can be obtained from the Department’s website at Companies coded with a “K” are authorized surplus lines insurers. Connecticut’s Export list can be found at 
  2. The Connecticut insurance regulations were amended in 2009 to permit electronic filing of surplus lines insurers annual statements.
  3. On February 24, 2011, the Connecticut Insurance Department issued Bulletin No. FS-4SL-10 (Revised) which eliminates the SL-10 Quarterly Report (Connecticut premiums by broker) from the list of requalification requirements for eligible surplus lines insurers in Connecticut.
  4. The Connecticut Legislature enacted legislation in 2013 which revises the Connecticut surplus lines law by replacing affidavits with signed statements setting forth facts showing that the licensee and insured were unable after a diligent effort to procure, from any authorized insurer or insurers, the full amount of insurance required to protect the interest of such insured. It also requires the type of policy, and if such policy is for real property, the location of such property. The licensee shall file such signed statements in electronic format with the Commissioner on 2/15, 5/15, 8/15 and 11/15 of each year.
  5. The following disclosure statement is required on all surplus lines policies issued in Connecticut. Each such policy shall bear on its cover, in not less than twelve-point boldface type, in capital letters, the following:
  6. The Connecticut Legislature enacted Legislation in 2014 which requires surplus lines carriers to use the standard fire policy form, although surplus lines commercial lines policies are permitted to define depreciation differently than the standard form requirement. However, for personal lines policies, surplus lines must adhere to the “like kind and quality” language of the standard fire form.