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Amend Certificate of Authority or License - Name Change

Instructions for filing an application to amend the Certificate of Authority or License to reflect the name change.

  1. Obtain a name reservation certificate from the Corporate Affairs Bureau of the California Department of Insurance by filing a name approval application.

  2. Submit the following to the California Department of Insurance, Corporate Affairs Bureau, 45 Fremont Street, 24th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105:
    1. Application for Amended Certificate of Authority form or the NAIC's Application to Amend Certificate of Authority (Form 2C). Please see the "Amended Certificate of Authority" or "Amended Licenses" fee category on the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

    2. Copy of the amended Articles of Incorporation regarding the name change. The copy must be certified by the custodian of the original. Please see the "Amendments to Articles of Incorporation" fee category on the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

    3. Copy of the By-Laws reflecting the new name. The copy must be certified by the Corporate Secretary. Please see the "Amendments to By-Laws" fee category on the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

    4. Copy of the resolution authorizing the name change. The copy must be certified by the Corporate Secretary.

    5. Surrender the original California Certificate of Authority or License. Otherwise, submit an Affidavit of Lost Certificate of Authority or License form.

    6. Provide the following:
      • Current Administrative Office address
      • Current Home Office address
      • Current mailing address
      • Current Agent for Service of Process
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