Authority of the Commissioner – Connecticut General Statutes ("C.G.S.") §38a-25

For lawsuits filed in Connecticut, the Insurance Commissioner is the agent for receipt of legal process on the following entities and persons:

  • Captive insurers – See §38a-91k
  • Certain assuming insurers not licensed in Connecticut – See §38a-85a and §38a-85h
  • Connecticut Insurance Guaranty Association and the Connecticut Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Eligible surplus lines insurers
  • Foreign and alien insurance companies
  • Fraternal benefit societies
  • Insurance-support organizations – See §38a-991
  • Life settlement providers and life settlement brokers – See §38a-465a(k)
  • Nonresident insurance producers and nonresident surplus lines brokers
  • Nonresident reinsurance intermediaries – See §38a-760b
  • Persons alleged to have violated §38a-130 (concerning changes of control of domestic insurers)
  • Purchasing groups – See §38a-261
  • Risk retention groups – See §38a-252
  • The Insurance Commissioner is also agent for the executors, administrators or personal representatives, receivers, trustees or other successors in interest of the persons described above.
  • Unauthorized insurers or other persons assisting unauthorized insurers
  • Viatical settlement providers, brokers and investment agents
  • Workers’ compensation self-insurance groups – See §38a-1003

»   Here is information list of Approved Insurance Companies, Reinsurers and Surplus Lines Insurers in Connecticut (list updated quarterly) regarding the proper legal name and place of domicile of a licensed insurance company, approved reinsurer or surplus lines carrier.

»   A note regarding service of process on unauthorized insurers. Since unauthorized insurers are not registered with the Department, it is especially important that you provide us with the exact name and address of the entity since the Department cannot verify that information. Please use this form (Rich Text Format or Portable Document Format for service on unauthorized insurers.