For a Uniform Certificate of Authority Corporate Amendment for the redomestication of an insurer the only state specific items are the payment of a $25.00 fee for recordation of the amendments to the articles of incorporation. The original Certificate of Authority issued by the LDI to the company must be returned only if the city of domicile appears on that Certificate.
If no amendment to the articles of incorporation was required in order to change the city within the state of domicile and if the original Certificate of Authority issued to the company by the LDI does not include the city of domicile, then no state specific items are required.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
If the application is submitted electronically using the National Association of Insurance Commissioner Uniform Certificate of Authority electronic submission process or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, the only “hard copy” filing requirements for the application would be for the payment of the recordation fee and the return of the original Certificate of Authority (if applicable). There is no need to submit any other portion of the application hard copy if a complete application is filed electronically. However, on all imaged documents that require notarization or certification, the notarization or certification seal must be clearly visible on the image.
Louisiana law (La. R.S. 22:339) requires that a foreign or alien insurer authorized to transact business in Louisiana must file certified copies of any amendments to the articles of incorporation within thirty days of the effective date of the amendment and La. R.S. 22:337 provides for penalties for any company which fails to file the documents within sixty days of the effective date of the amendment.