Keeping your license in an active status does take some work on your part, so you must do what you can to submit your renewals on-time.
Not just your license renewal, but your LLC General Liability policy, your Workers Comp policy, and/or your bonds.
Don’t assume that the cslb is going to send you a courtesy renewal reminder, or that your insurance provider is going to file your updated policy, or your bonding company is going to submit the new bond! You have to be proactive and ensure that these documents are filed prior to their expiration date.
Far too many times do I hear from licensees whose license suddenly becomes suspended because this or that wasn’t submitted to the cslb on time.
It is possible to submit workers comp or general liability policies through the cslb website for an instant update, but only if the policy issuance date is less than 90 days old. If the policy issuance date is over 90 days, then you’re left waiting for the cslb to process the renewal and that could take weeks. In the meantime, you’re sitting on a suspended license unable to enter into any new contracts.
Don’t wait on the cslb, or the insurance carrier, or the bond broker to do what you think they should be doing. Be proactive and submit your renewals on-time.
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