The following is information from the website you posted. I'm not sure what they are talking about. I have been selling insurance for about 14 years and have not heard of this, nor do I have a "number".
It looks as though they want $75.00 plus $1.34 per report. Not sure what it is for or why you were told you "need one". Maybe it is needed it to sell "free life insurance". LOL
The Producer Database (PDB) is a central repository of producer licensing information updated on a timely basis by participating state insurance departments. The PDB includes data from external databases such as the Regulatory Information Retrieval System (RIRS) to provide a more comprehensive producer profile.
The following information is maintained in the PDB:
- General demographic information relating to all producers, such as name and
- License information, such as states licensed, license numbers, authorized lines and license status
- Appointment information, such as company appointments, effective date, termination date and termination reason
- Regulatory actions (if taken)
Currently, the PDB includes information from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All licensing and appointment information is on one report, whether licensed in one state or all states. You can print out or download the reports.
There is a $75.00 annual fee (per password) to be an NIPR customer. A PDB detail report costs $1.34. These fees will be billed to you on your first monthly invoice.
To become an NIPR customer, please contact the NIPR Marketing Department at 816-783-8467 or [email protected]
The information contained in the PDB is subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Only entities with a "permissible purpose" will be allowed to access this information. Primary users of the PDB are entities involved in the business of insurance. The primary purpose of the PDB is to facilitate the ability to track pertinent information regarding licensed producers.
NIPR retains the right to determine which entities are given access.