NAPSLO News

Former NAPSLO President Kurt Bingeman Passes Away

Kurt Bingeman, a former president of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices Ltd., passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 11, NAPSLO announced. He was 66.

ACE Takes 24% Stake in CoverHound’s Online Commercial Insurance Plans

CoverHound has raised $33.3 million in a financing round led by ACE Group, which the company plans to use to build an online commercial insurance platform starting with businessowners policy insurance offerings that could be available next year. San Francisco, …

NAPSLO Panel: Tech Disruption May be Good for E&S Market

“There are no rules. If you can figure out how to quantify a risk and define it, then you can insure it.” Hank Haldeman, president of the board of directors for the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, sounded …

Western Security Surplus Enlists Tania V. Strickland to Head New San Antonio Office

Plano, TX, February 23, 2015- Kyle Stevens, President/CEO of WSS announced that the company has hired Tania Strickland as a new Senior Broker and Regional Vice President. Strickland will be heading a new Central Texas office located in San Antonio, …

California Wholesalers Stress Opportunity Theme at Convention

Opportunity was a theme that came up often at the annual California Wholesaler Industry Days convention from Sunday through today in La Jolla, Calif. at Hilton Torrey Pines. The three-day conference organized by the California Wholesalers Insurance Association (CIWA) included …

Senate Links Agent Licensing Reform with Flood Insurance Delay

There is a new political wrinkle in the attempt to stave off flood insurance rate hikes across the country. The Senate has attached an industry-supported bill to streamline agent and broker licensing to its bill to delay flood insurance premium …

Q&A With ELANY Executive Maher on Surplus-Lines Industry’s Resiliency

The Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) plays a vital role for New York’s surplus-lines industry. The group, a non-profit advisory association created by the New York statute in 1988, is charged with the duty to facilitate and encourage …

Tech Chiefs Take on Standards, iPad, Light Bulb at Surplus Lines Conference

Thomas Alva Edison would have been glowing had he been at the “Technology Issues in the U.S. & U.K.” panel discussion at the annual National Association of Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) conference in San Diego on Wednesday. The panel was …

Surplus Lines Execs Address Leadership, Perpetuation

Four industry leaders attempted to tackle explaining the definition of “leadership” and what it takes to be a leader, while addressing perpetuation concerns during the “Next Generation Panel Discussion: Developing the Future Leaders of Our Industry” at the annual National …