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What is Online Insurance?

Online Insurance is L&I's online system that allows approved insurance agents to submit general liability insurance certificates for construction and electrical telecom contractors online 24/7. This includes policy renewals, cancellations, reinstatements and new insurer information. The entries will be "real time," which means that as soon as an agent submits the insurance online it will be reflected in L&I's internal system and on the Hiring a Contractor site.

How do we sign up?

You must download and fill out an Application for Agent Online Insurance Entry Access form (F625-110-000).

You may scan it and email it to EBIPSAgencyApp@Lni.wa.gov or fax it to 360-902-5812, or mail it to PO Box 44450 Olympia, Wash. 98504-4450.

The form will be processed and you will be notified by email with further instructions.

Please note, this email address is not to be used for sending insurance certificates. Certificates emailed to this address will not be processed.

If the insurance is entered online, will we need to mail or email a copy of the certificate?

No, please do not send us a paper copy.

Are the certificates that are entered online updated immediately in the Contractor Registration system?

Yes, the contractors account information is updated immediately once the electronic certificate is submitted.

When must a certificate be entered to avoid a contractor from being suspended?

A suspension will be avoided if both of the following are true:

  • The insurance is entered into the online system on or before the expiration/cancellation date of the current policy.
  • The effective date of the new policy or the reinstatement date of the canceled policy is on or before the expiration or cancellation date.

What happens if the insurance is entered online and the contractor is already suspended?

The insurance will be posted to the contractor record. The contractor's registration will still be in suspended status until the reinstatement fee and any other requirements have been met.

Can I pay a reinstatement fee online?

Yes. To pay a reinstatement fee online, go to Contractor Licensing, Registration, and Certification (Quickcards).

Can I enter insurance for a brand new contractor online?

If an application has been submitted to the department and a license/registration is in "Unprocessed" status, you may then submit insurance online.

Can the online program be used to add insurance to telecom electrical contractors?

Yes, but only to 09 telecom electrical contractors. Other electrical contractors do not require insurance.

Can bonds be entered online?

Not at this time but we hope to have that available in the future.

If an agent calls and is having difficulty with the online service, who should they contact?

You may Use this step-by-step guide to help walk you through the process. (569 KB PDF) or there are three people at L&I able to provide support to Online Insurance customers:


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