Thursday, May 12, 2016

ReBoot by the IDOI for RREAL System

The RREAL IN database was taken down overnight to implement new Security Protocols by the Indiana Department of Insurance(IDOI). 

 As a result of the new protocols, all users will be required to reset their password upon login.  However, your usernames will remain as previously issued. Please call or email the IDOI
if you need assistance resetting your password.

In addition, Bulk Upload functionality has been added to the system.  Users will have a choice to continue entering transactions manually or use the Bulk Upload functionality that has been added. If you chose to enter manually chose “One at a time” as your filing option.
Please note, using the Bulk Upload feature will require formatting of transaction data into an excel spreadsheet, specific to the type of transaction, prior to upload.  As there are many steps involved in this process, the IDOI will be working to improve on the flow and efficiency.

A training slide deck will be distributed via this the IDOI distribution list and posted to the Related Statutes and FAQs tab on the RREAL IN home page, by end of day of Friday 5/13/2016.

If you have challenges resetting your password please let the IDOI know.  The IDOI apologizes for the untimely notice and any inconvenience due to these changes.

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Daniel C. Lewis is known across the country as an Identity Theft expert. He was named by the National Notary Association as the 2010 National Notary of the Year.  He was also named that same year by the Indiana Secretary of State as an Honorary Secretary of State.  Daniel is currently serving as the of the Indiana Notary Association.  Daniel is an entrepreneur, writer, video editor, and was the Executive Director of the radio show "We Are Too Smart To Live Like This."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to find a Notary Public in Indiana

by Daniel C. Lewis

How to find a Notary in Indiana

No matter where you are in Indiana, knowing where to find a professional mobile Notary Public could come into quite a handy investment of knowledge.  This is especially important if you are conducting some type of business transactions with others.

An Indiana Notary Public is an public officer of Indiana, authorized by law to certify documents, take affidavits, and administer oaths.  In Indiana a Notary Public is appointed for eight years by the Indiana Secretary of State.  The jurisdiction of an Indiana Notary Public is statewide but no Notary can be compelled to notarizes documents outside of their home county.

All Indiana notaries will have a $25,000 Bond to protect the public.   All professional mobile notaries carry Errors & Omission Insurance and participates in some form of continuing education program each year.

There are several reasons why using a notary in your transactions makes sense.  One of the most important reasons is that under the Federal Rules of Evidence, a notarized document is considered "self authenticating".  This same rule is true in most states "rules of evidence".  When a document is self authenticating, the signers of the transaction do not need to testify in court to verify the authenticity of their signatures.  According to the experts, having a document notarized is a huge strategic advantage in litigation.

Public notaries duties might be simple to execute, however, they are extremely important.  Notaries have two primary functions.  First to ensure the signing parties are who they say they are.  This is done in most cases by requiring the signers to present proper identification.  Second, to ensure the person signing is doing so voluntarily.  This is especially crucial when a senior citizen or someone with limited English skills is signing a document.  Having a notary as part of a transaction can lowers risk of future issues.


There are several ways to find a professional notary in your area.  One of the best is to use a notary locating service like Lewis Notary Services Inc.  They can be found at online.  You can also call or text at 317 403 1282.  They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.  Using a service like this allows someone in the general public to get access to many options to make their next business transaction a success.

Daniel C. Lewis is the President of the Indiana Notary Association.  He is the Managing Partner of Lewis Notary Service and has service the public as a Notary for more than 15 years.  Daniel is also a Navy Veteran and teaches Notary Workshops throughout Indiana.