Using the web-based program from the New York Financial Services Dept., qualified applicants could be re-licensed in as little as a day. (Photo: New York Law Journal)

Insurance agents and brokers whose state licenses have expired can now apply for re-licensing online rather than go through the old paper system, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced last week.

Qualified agents and brokers will be able to apply online to become re-licensed. The online application will be available to property and casualty insurance agents and brokers, as well as life, accident and health insurance brokers and agents, life and general consultants and life settlement brokers, according to the Department of Financial Services.

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