Surplus Line Association of California News

Former California Surplus Line Chair Grant Was a ‘Determined Leader’

Donald W. Grant served as the chair of the board of directors for the Surplus Line Association of California, was involved in the wholesale brokerage community and founded a managing general agency. Grant died on May 24. Former SLA board …

Surplus Lines Association of California Makes Executives Staff Moves

The Surplus Line Association of California announced on Monday that Pat McAuley, who had served most recently as the senior vice president for the education and compliance department, officially retired on Feb. 28 after more than 25 years with the …

Surplus Line Association of California Elects 2020 Board

The members of the Surplus Line Association of California have elected Terri Moran of Paul Hanson Partners as chair of the SLA board of directors. Moran’s election became official at the SLA annual meetings on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6 …

Wildfires Likely to Boost California Surplus Lines Homeowners Share; FAIR Plan Expansion Questioned

Premium volume from homeowners polices written by California’s surplus lines industry, although still small, has doubled over the past four years, seemingly pushed by an increase in wildfires in the state. Some experts believe that the surplus lines share of …

Higher Than Usual Number of Items Could be Added at California Surplus Export List Hearing

Getting items on California’s surplus lines export list is no easy task. Just ask Ben McKay, executive director of the Surplus Line Association of California. McKay can recall only a few coverages that have been added in the last 10 …

California Export List Hearing for Surplus Lines Slated for November

Parametric earthquake coverage and terrorism coverage are among the potential items on the 2019 Export List hearing being held next month by the California Department of Insurance. Adding a risk or coverage to the export list requires evidence there isn’t …

California Surplus Lines Stamping Fee Goes to 0.25% in 2020

The Surplus Line Association of California board has voted to adjust the stamping fee to 0.25%, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the group announced on Tuesday. The stamping fee has been set at 0.2% for seven years, the longest recorded period …

California Wildfires Helped Drive Homeowners Premium Volume in Surplus Lines

Wildfires have evidently been driving more Californians into the surplus lines market, pushing up homeowners surplus premium volume to more than $122 million in 2018, according to the Surplus Line Association of California. “We have seen over the last five …

Surplus Line Association of California Formally Elects 2019 Board

The members of the Surplus Line Association of California have reelected Robert Gilbert of Markel West Insurance Services as chair of the SLA board of directors. Gilbert’s election was finalized after the SLA tallied the final ballots from members who …

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 …