Many individuals make funeral and burial arrangements and establish some form of funding, such as a trust account or insurance policy, prior to their death. A business entity and their sales agents offering to provide cemetery merchandise, funeral merchandise or funeral services upon an individual’s death in the future must be licensed with the Iowa Insurance Division.
Those interested in obtaining a preneed seller license or a sales agent license please follow the instructions for creating an account and filing an application at RIU Filing Portal System Information. Each year licensed preneed sellers and sales agents are required to file annual reports between January 1 and April 1 for sales made during the previous calendar year. During the filing of the annual report, licensed preneed sellers and sales agents are able to renew their license for another year. More information about filing annual reports can be found at RIU Filing Portal System Information.
Preneed sellers and preneed sales agents must comply with requirements set forth in the Iowa Cemetery and Funeral Merchandise and Funeral Services Act located at Iowa Code chapter 523A and Iowa Administrative Code chapter 191-100.
If you need assistance, please contact the Iowa Insurance Division.