Common Questions

Have a questions about your premium finance agreement? Check below to see if it is a common question. If you still have questions don't hesitate to give us a call.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have two options for providing finance agreements to your agency.
 
1. Provide Northern Investors Company with your basic agency information via e-mail and indicate you would like access to produce finance agreements online at your convenience.

2. Provide Northern Investors Company with the quote(s) from the Managing General Agents via e-mail or fax and we will complete an agreement and send it to you.

 

Check your online invoice as well as your payment history to date. Access this information by selecting "make a payment" above and logging in. Your login credentials are your contract number and the zip code we have on file.  If you are still unsure give us a call!

Yes access our web portal by selecting the orange "Make a Payment" tab in the top right portion of your web page. You can make echeck and credit card payments 24 hours a day.

1. Review the finance agreement for accuracy and content.

2. Present the insured with the finance agreement and have the insured sign and date the agreement. Your agency will also need to sign and date the agreement.

3. Collect the down payment from the insured as indicated on the finance agreement while obtaining signatures.

4. E-mail, fax, or send via USPS the executed finance agreement to our office.

5. If you have collected the down payment from the insured, retain your commission and remit the difference to the Managing General Agent. Our company will fund the financed amount as indicated on the finance agreement.

You will need to contact your insurance agent directly. Northern Investors Company provides premium financing services only.  Northern Investors Company is not affiliated with your insurance agent and does not have the ability to submit claims nor do we have any policy specific information on hand.

The down payment provides equity in the insurance policy. Northern Investors Company submits payment for insurance policies, in full, at the inception of the loan. Should you fail to submit payments to Northern Investors Company, as required, the insurance policies which our Company is financing will be requested to be cancelled and the down payment provides the equity needed to collateralize the loan.

The simplest solution, if your agency is collecting the down payment, is to withhold your commission from the down payment collected and remit the remaining funds to the Managing General Agent. Northern Investors Company will then fund the Managing General Agent listed on the finance agreement the financed amount. Please contact our office should you have any additional questions.

Agents with online access can obtain payment status and account details by logging in and selecting "Active Agreements" Then "Payment Histories" from the drop down list. If you are still unsure feel free to give us a call.

MEP's are determined by the insurance companies not Northern Investors Company. The minimum earned portion of the insurance policy is earned on the effective date of the policy and will not be returned if the insurance policy cancels for any reason. Check your policy documents or call your insurance agent to inquire if your policy has a MEP.

Example:
Pure Premium Policy Cost - 1,000.00    
Policy Effective Date - January 1st                 
Minimum Earned Percentage - 25%

Estimated Earned Premium  based on various Cancellation Dates:
January 2nd - 250.00
January 31st - 250.00
March 31st - 250.00

Typically the answer is yes. We will provide you an endorsement finance agreement with the updated figures. Please e-mail the endorsement invoice or quote to our company to expedite processing of the endorsement agreement.

The answer depends on the cancellation date, thus this can't be answered with a simple yes or no. Once the policy is cancelled the insurance company will send all cancellation credits to our company which we will apply to your account. If a balance due still remains after all credits have been applied, Northern Investors Company will be forced to collect the difference immediately.  Conversely, should a credit balance remain on the account a check will be issued to you due to overpayment.

Yes, you can add multiple policies to one agreement. This is a great way to reduce the number of payments your insureds have to keep track of.

Yes, we offer monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual payment plans. The down payment varies due to the payment frequency selected.

Agents have the ability to submit E-Checks Online from their Agency Trust Account. Login and navigate to "Active Agreements" then select "Payment Histories - Active Accounts" from the drop down menu. Locate the specific account you wish to submit payment for and select the agency payment icon.  There is not a charge for this service.

You will need to inform Northern Investors Company of the cancellation. We are not notified by the insurance companies when policies are cancelled at the insured request. Please forward the Loss Policy Release to us for our records. We will not list an agreement as cancelled unless we receive the sigend Loss Release from your agency.