If you wish to calculate a brokerage fee for the transaction of personal lines (personal automobile or homeowner), you must use the Standard Broker Fee Agreement or a custom agreement containing a language that does not conflict with the Standard Broker Fee Agreement. You must also use the Standard Fee Disclosure Form and provide the insured with a copy of the “Automobile” leaflet or the “Owners” newsletter on the CDI website. (California Code of Regulations Nr. 2189.1 s. “Broker Fee Regulations”) I recommend checking the brokerage fairy regulations on the CDI website, as they include other important conditions and requirements for collecting a brokerage fee for trading with personal lines. Q: What are the fee-opening rules for excess line brokers? A: Brokerage fees charged with the transaction of a business policy must be agreed in advance. Given the presumption established in Section 1623, it is important that a commercial brokerage agreement be used. The brokerage fee contract should clearly disclose the tax and be signed by the client and broker. Full advance disclosure and transparency will reduce confusion and reduce the likelihood of regulatory or civil action. The broker should never: combine brokerage fees and bonuses in a down payment; Just mention the brokerage fee and the bonus in an offer or proposal; or only a statement such as “premium includes fees.” Again, brokerage fees must be disclosed separately and agreed with the client, and supported by a written brokerage fee agreement signed by the client. Q: Should each producer have a brokerage obligation? Or is it enough to hire him? A: The broker`s loan must be issued only to the broker and submitted by the broker to the CDI, and not to the various manufacturers who register on the broker`s business unit license. The presumption of acting as a broker is rebutted and the manufacturer is considered an agent if the insurer has submitted a notice of designation to the CDI or if the manufacturer has the written power to link coverage, appoint agents or process claims.
(California Insurance Code No. 1623 (c)) The wholesaler is required to disclose its brokerage fees to the retail agent and the retail broker is required to disclose the wholesaler`s brokerage fees to the insured.