California announces new law requiring licensees to Include License Numbers on emails

Starting January 1, 2023, a new law will require most types of insurance producers, as well as independent insurance adjusters, public insurance adjusters, and analysts, to include their license number on emails. (California Insurance Code section 1725.5, as amended by Senate Bill 1242 [Committee on Insurance, Chapter 424, Statutes of 2022]) This Notice answers some of the most common questions about the new law. 

Which types of insurance license does the law apply to? 

The law applies to individuals and organizations* licensed as: 

• Property broker-agents 

• Casualty broker-agents 

• Life agents 

• Accident and health or sickness agents 

• Personal lines agents 

• Limited lines automobile insurance agents 

• Surplus lines brokers 

• Independent insurance adjusters 

• Public insurance adjusters 

• Life and disability insurance analysts 

*Insurance Code section 1628 defines “organization” as meaning any legal entity other than a natural person. The term “organization” includes corporations, partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and unincorporated associations that hold a license.