Earlier this month, New Jersey Department of Bank and Insurance Commissioner Thomas Considine issued Bulletin No. 10-19 reminding surplus lines brokers that the $50 limitation remains in effect for fees charged by surplus lines brokers to originating brokers. P.L. 2010, Chapter 42, which was enacted on July 6, 2010, amends N.J. Stat. Ann. § 17:22A-38b to allow for the Commissioner to set the fee limitation by regulation, however, it is not effective until October 1, 2010. The Bulletin states that the New Jersey Department of Bank and Insurance will issue the new regulation prior to such date.

Click here to view Bulletin No. 10-19.

Click here to view P.L. 2010, Chapter 42.