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Worldwide Facilities to Acquire Sullivan Group

Two leading Los Angeles-based national wholesale insurance businesses will be joining forces as Worldwide Facilities has agreed to acquire The Sullivan Group. Worldwide Facilities plans to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Sullivan. No other financial details were …

California Surplus Lines Association Names Gilbert Chair, Elects 2018 Board

The members of the Surplus Line Association of California have elected Robert Gilbert of Markel West Insurance Services as the new chair of the SLA Board of Directors. Gilbert’s election was finalized after the SLA tallied the final ballots from …

California Wholesaler Conference Questions: Rising Premiums, Disruption, Disasters?

Surplus lines in California had a great year with more premium and more items, such as policies and endorsements sold. However, surplus lines brokers had to work harder for all that premium. That’s according to Ben McKay, executive director of …

California Wholesalers Conference Tackled Everything from Marijuana to Trump

How legalized marijuana and President-elect Donald Trump will affect the insurance industry, a possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations, renewing the National Flood Insurance Protection Program, California laws expected for 2017, incremental insurance. There …

California’s Surplus Export List Getting Interest Ahead of Upcoming Hearing

Ben McKay, executive director of the Surplus Lines Association of California, said his phone has been quite a bit busier lately ahead of a public hearing on Friday on the state’s export list. People in the insurance industry during the …

The Changing Surplus Lines Landscape in California and Beyond

The changing excess and surplus insurance landscape was an oft discussed topic on Monday, with experts describing the challenges and opportunities going forward. “The business that we have and the risk we see is going to be changing. No question.” …

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 …

H.R. Haldeman’s Son Recalls Life Before, After Watergate; Own Entry Into Insurance

Visiting his father in jail was a “blessing” of sorts for Hank Haldeman, son of H.R. Haldeman, President Nixon’s chief of staff who was convicted in the Watergate scandal and spent 18 months in jail. He would bring lunch for …

Exclusive Sneak Peak: Hank Haldeman on Carrying Family Name in Insurance

The son of one of the central figures sent to prison as part of the Watergate scandal of the 1970s says that the family name has been more of a benefit than a burden, perhaps because he works in the …

Exclusive: Haldeman, Son of Watergate, Remembers His Father and President Nixon

H.R. “Bob” Haldeman bears some responsibility for the Watergate scandal but he was innocent of the criminal charges brought against him, says the son of President Richard Nixon’s former chief of staff. In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Wells Media …