Certificate of Authority (CA)

Last Updated: November 4, 2017

Definition - What does Certificate of Authority (CA) mean?

A Certificate of Authority (CA) is a state-issued document that grants an insurance company permission to conduct its operations.

Insuranceopedia explains Certificate of Authority (CA)

When an insurance company files an application to conduct its business in a state and submits the necessary requirements, the state issues a Certificate of Authority as a proof that it allows the company to sell insurance in the state.

It should not be confused with the certificates of authority that insurance companies issue to insurance agents.

This definition was written in the context of State Legislation
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