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Surplus Line Reporter Newspapers

The Louisiana edition of The Surplus Line Reporter was founded in 1978 by Charles Hartwell and several folks with the Louisiana Surplus Line Association. 

The newspaper initially was the official journal of LSLA and held that distinction until the late 1980s when it became an independent news source for the property/casualty insurance community in the state. Shortly thereafter, the name of the publication became The Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News.

The Texas Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News was founded in 1983, and as the name implies, covers the property/casualty insurance business in Texas. 

The two newspapers are published monthly by The Surplus Line Reporter Inc. Neither publication is affiliated with any insurance trade or industry association.

Each newspaper takes a local perspective on the insurance business, with coverage of local events and issues of particular concern to agents as they strive to serve their customers.

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Issues Printed Monthly

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Surplus Line Reporter Print Subscriptions

While we are publishing our archives on-line please subscribe to get the latest news mailed to you in our primary print format.

Subscriptions to The Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News and The Texas Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News are sold on an annual basis at a cost of $20 for one year or $30 for two years of one edition or one year of both the Louisiana and Texas editions.

Back copies may be purchased for $5 each, when available.

To subscribe, mail a check to The Surplus Line Reporter at P.O. Box 1089, Gretna, LA 70054-1089. Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal.

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For information, contact Andrew DeGraw at (504) 371-8260 or adegraw722@aol.com.

LSLA Membership Directory and Market Guide

The Surplus Line Reporter Inc. produces the Louisiana Surplus Line Association Membership Directory and Market Guide for the Louisiana Surplus Line Association (LSLA).

The directory is mailed to agency members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana, Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana, and all members of LSLA.

Copies of the Louisiana Surplus Line Association Membership Directory and Market Guide can be ordered by contacting:
Andrew DeGraw at 504-371-8260 (Direct line)
or adegraw722@aol.com.

Cost of the directories is $10 for the first one and $5 for each additional copy.

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MAY Louisiana Surplus Line Reporter

Campo takes over as president of LSLA

Campo takes over as president of LSLA

Buddy Campo, CRC Group, Metairie, was installed president of the Louisiana Surplus Line Association (LSLA) during a virtual townhall meeting held March 19.Campo, a regional director with CRC Group with over 37 years’ experience in the insurance business, got his start...

Arceneaux installed president of the Bayou Chapter of CPCU

Arceneaux installed president of the Bayou Chapter of CPCU

Deidre Arceneaux, Louisiana Insurance Guarantee Association (LIGA), a 32-year veteran of the insurance industry was installed as the president of the Bayou Chapter of the CPCU Society. She was installed during a virtual ceremony held Dec. 17. She succeeded Sara Lieux,...

Gentry-McNeil receives award at Region VI conference

Gentry-McNeil receives award at Region VI conference

Angela Gentry-McNeil, Ensure Agency, is the recipient of the Region VI Client Services Professional of the Year award that was presented at the International Association of Insurance Professionals’ Region VI conference held April 15-17 at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel...

April Texas Surplus Line Reporter

SLTX’s year-end 2020 net position exceeds $35.27 million

SLTX’s year-end 2020 net position exceeds $35.27 million

With 2020 premium and stamping fee collections up by 14.0 percent at the end of last year, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas held a net cash position of $35.27 million at year-end, according to the annual audit completed by the CPA firm Calhoun, Thomson and...

2021 starts out with record high surplus lines premium

2021 starts out with record high surplus lines premium

With $334.88 million more in surplus lines premium reported for the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period of 2020, the surplus lines market grew by 20.10 percent, exceeding last year’s overall growth by year-end of 13.98 percent. Last year’s first...

TWIA prepares for $4.03 billion in losses

TWIA prepares for $4.03 billion in losses

Ron Walenta, newest member of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board of directors, an inland representative on the board, observed, “If we buy too much (reinsurance) and we don’t use it, we’ll get criticized. If we don’t buy enough and we needed more, we’ll...

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