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Update: Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services to Hold Virtual Public Hearing for Good Moral Character Draft Rules, 2020-18 IF

This release was previously issued Sept. 1 and has been updated with new information.

Media Contact: Laura Hall, 517-290-3779,
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442,


(LANSING, MICH) In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-154, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is holding a virtual public hearing Sept. 16, 2020, to receive public comments on Administrative Rules for Good Moral Character, Rule Set 2020-18 IF. These rules would apply to individuals applying for a license as an insurance counselor, adjuster, solicitor, or producer under Chapter 12 of the Michigan Insurance Code of 1956, MCL 500.1200 to MCL 500.1247.

The virtual public hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020. Members of the public may join the meeting at its start time by clicking the Microsoft Teams link or by calling 248-509-0316 and entering the conference ID number, 620 303 566, followed by # when prompted. The hearing will take place virtually to preserve the public’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the deadline to submit written public comments is Sept.16, 2020 at 5 p.m. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit written comments on the draft rules either by email to or by postal mail to the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, Office of Research, Rules, and Appeals, P.O. Box 30220, Lansing, MI 48909-7720.

The mission of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is to ensure access to safe and secure insurance and financial services fundamental for the opportunity, security, and success of Michigan residents, while fostering economic growth and sustainability in both industries. In addition, the Department provides consumer protection, outreach, and financial literacy and education services to Michigan residents. For more information, visit or follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.