Two Monthly Surplus Line
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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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August Louisiana Surplus Line Reporter

Gulett to lead PIA of Louisiana

Gulett to lead PIA of Louisiana

Clint Gulett, a second generation insurance professional with Advanced Insurance Planning, was installed president of the Professional Agents of Louisiana at ceremonies held during the association’s 77th Annual Convention, July 17-19, at The Grand Hotel Resort and Spa...

Two awards presented by PIA of Louisiana

Two awards presented by PIA of Louisiana

The Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana (PIA of Louisiana) recognized two members during a president’s awards breakfast held July 18 at the association’s Annual Convention, in Point Clear, Alabama. Albert S. “Al” Pappalardo Jr., CIC, Pappalardo Agency Inc.,...

Manalla and Babin receive awards from The 1752 Club

Manalla and Babin receive awards from The 1752 Club

The 1752 Club recognized two members during PIA of Louisiana’s president’s reception and awards presentation held July 18 at the PIA of Louisiana’s Annual Convention, in Point Clear, Ala. Leeann Manalla, SageSure Insurance Managers, is the 2021 recipient of the 1752...

August Texas Surplus Line Reporter

TWIA board approves rate hike on coastal properties

TWIA board approves rate hike on coastal properties

The majority of the board of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association voted to implement a five percent rate increase for residential and commercial policyholders, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Approval came on a 5-3 vote at the Aug. 3 virtual meeting. Staff submitted the rate...

Coastal lawmakers obtain TWIA records, seek A.G. opinion

Coastal lawmakers obtain TWIA records, seek A.G. opinion

If the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association had thought its 2021 battles with legislators ended on May 31 when the legislature adjourned sine die, it was mistaken. An “information request for legislative purposes” from Rep. Mayes Middleton, R-Wallisville, 11 days...

TSLA speakers tout the success of surplus lines market

TSLA speakers tout the success of surplus lines market

It may have sounded like Christmas in July when members of the Texas Surplus Lines Association gathered on July 19 in Vail for the association’s midyear meeting to hear good news about the surplus lines market in general and Texas in particular. Two speakers told them...

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