WSIA News

Mastos Was a Staple in Nevada’s Insurance Community

Louis T. Mastos was stepped in myriad sectors of Nevada’s insurance community, and he was someone who early on recognized the value of surplus lines, those who knew him say. Mastos, who served as Nevada’s second insurance commissioner, died on …

Insurance Veteran Kevin Brooks Passes Away Due to COVID-19 Complications

Insurance industry veteran Kevin P. Brooks passed away on April 3, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19. Brooks had a long and successful career in the insurance industry, focusing on wholesale, specialty and surplus lines. His career began in 1969 …

How New Business Is Creating a New Wholesaler-Retailer Relationship

An influx of new business is presenting surplus lines wholesalers and their retail partners with new opportunities to work together even as other forces are changing how they work together. The surplus lines insurance market continues to grow, not because …

NAPSLO, AAMGA Members OK Merger; New Wholesale & Specialty Association Is Born

Members of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) have approved a merger of the two associations, creating the new Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). According to the …

Wholesale Broker Groups NAPSLO, AAMGA Merging to Form WSIA

The insurance industry could soon have a new acronym: WSIA. Introducing the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). That’s the name and acronym for the new wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance trade association that would be formed by the …