Organizations Engaged in the Business of Insurance
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 6, § 172(b) and (c), a general grant of access to criminal offender record information (CORI) is given to those organizations engaged in the business of insurance for the purpose of screening current and otherwise qualified prospective employees to conduct CORI checks, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1033 and 1034, on agents, brokers, producers, claims persons, sales persons, internal auditors, treasurers, directors, officers, and employees who have access to claim accounts, accounts of insured, and to premiums. CORI obtained for purposes of this certification shall be utilized solely for such purposes. All copies of CORI shall be disseminated only in accordance with existing laws and regulations.

All requests for such information must be made to the Criminal History Systems Board, CORI Records Unit, 200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200, Chelsea, MA 02150. Forms for such requests can be obtained from the Board, and must contain the signature of the applicant acknowledging that we/she has been advised that a record check will be conducted. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for response by the Board.

Entities engaged in the business of insurance that want to be certified to receive pending and conviction CORI on employees and agents who fall within the scope of the grant can obtain an application on the Criminal History Systems Board website at www.mass.gov/chsb, or by calling the CORI unit at (617) 660-4760.

Please be reminded that pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 167 - 187B, any unauthorized dissemination of CORI may subject the offending agency or individual to a fine of $5,000 and/or up to one year in a House of Correction, in addition to the civil penalties described in section 177.

Approved: September 19, 2001