More commonly known as ILSA, Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. has been the insurance compliance innovator since 1997. Arleen and Ted Taveras decided to combine their respective expertise and form the most all inclusive licensing firm in the country, Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. The entire idea for ILSA’s formation stemmed from the many problems Arleen faced as she centralized the licensing process for her previous employer. It became evident that there was a clear need for a single licensing resource. This fact, coupled with the lack of automation that existed among the established licensing providers, led the founders to believe that they could fill this void within the industry.
ILSA remains committed to enhancing continually the quality of our “core” licensing, renewals, and appointments services through ongoing staff development and thoughtful implementation of the latest technological advancements. At the same time, ILSA continues to expand our scope of services to meet our clients’ changing needs. Most recently, this growth included the implementation of a wide range of compliance-related financial services including Annual Returns, Corporate Franchise Tax Filings, and Surplus Lines Tax Filings.
Why Choose ILSA?
Lots of people fear letting go of insurance licensing and compliance. Maybe they’ve had a bad experience with other companies in the past. ILSA is different. Maybe they think no one else will be as careful as they are. We know you can do it yourself, so we have to do it better.
Leadership and Experience
ILSA sets the course for licensing and compliance solutions for the insurance and financial services industries. Since 1997, ILSA has used technology to make the licensing and compliance process easier. We were the first to offer electronic insurance license applications through our preferred partnership with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Our team was also the first to offer third-party surplus lines tax filings services nationwide (where allowed). ILSA remains the first full-service third-party filer certified by the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). And we continue to offer the widest range of compliance options, matched by a depth of experience with each service.
Anyone can create a flashy website and call themselves a licensing and compliance expert. ILSA has assembled a diverse team of talented individuals. They come from the insurance, legal, banking and information technology sectors. The core of our team has been together for eight years or more. This stability allows us to form long-term, personal relationships with the Insurance Commissioners, Secretaries of State, Tax Commissioners and Surplus Lines Stamping Offices. Consequently, we have an unrivaled understanding of the inner workings and regulatory philosophies that shape the insurance and financial services industries.
Every ILSA employee undergoes a rigorous training and testing program to qualify to handle your compliance tasks. Many also pursue certifications with national professional associations such as the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) and the Insurance Institutes of America. So you can be confident your needs are being handled correctly.
What makes ILSA different from our competition isn’t a list of services or a management technique or a piece of software. It is the personal commitment of every member of our team to provide you with a customized compliance solution that you can count on time after time, that you can afford and that respects the confidentiality of your and your clients’ information.
We understand that you are entrusting us with your livelihood. So we take responsibility for every aspect of our services, expecting to be held accountable if we ever fall short of expectations.
We listen, perform and deliver. ILSA enables your success since that drives our success!