Administrator’s Certificate of Registration

Iowa Insurance Division


Approval to operate as a third-party administrator (TPA).

Code Citation IC 510 & IAC 191.58

Who Applies A person collecting charges or premiums from, or adjusting or settling claims on, Iowa residents in connection with life or health insurance coverage or annuities must hold a current certificate of registration. See IC 510.11.

When To Apply Application must be made and a certificate issued before a person acts in the capacity of administrator. See IC 510.21 and IAC 191.58.3.

Initial Requirements Applicants must submit an application and TPA checklist items found at

Duration Three years. See IC 510.21.

Processing Time 10-15 business days.

Fee Structure Filing: $100

Renewal Requirements Third-party administrators wishing to renew the registration must do so every three years.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information All third-party administrators must submit an annual report by July 1 of every year. If the third-party administrator is acting as a pharmacy benefits manager the third party-administrator must also file a pharmacy benefits manager annual report, by February 15th of every year. All companies functioning under the ERISA Taft Hartley Act are exempt from registration requirements, however, they must complete a third party affidavit form and file it with the Iowa Insurance Division.

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1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 100 Des Moines IA, 50315
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Des Moines, IA 50315