An assumed name is one that is different than the official name of the licensee as maintained in our database. Requirements for this process can be found on the following Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Corporations Division web pages:
- Choosing a Business Name provides information about the proper way to file a business name based on the legal structure of the business.
- Filing at the County Level provides information about filing as a Sole Proprietorship or a Co-partnership.
- A Certificate of Assumed Name form should be submitted by Corporations, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies.
Adding an Assumed Name to an Insurance License
An individual insurance licensee who needs to register an assumed name with the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) should submit an FIS 0201 Individual Insurance Licensee Registration or Cancellation of DBA form.
A business entity (agency) licensee should register an assumed name using the DIFS Insurance Licensing Online Services (ILOS) web page.