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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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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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July Louisiana Surplus Line Reporter

Doug Wertz assumes presidency of LCA

Doug Wertz assumes presidency of LCA

Doug Wertz was elected president of the Louisiana Claims Association during a board meeting at the LCA 2021 Annual Educational Conference and Trade Expo held June 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge. A member of the New Orleans Claims Association, Wertz was LCA’s...

Alexandria attorney wins Claims Person of the Year award

Alexandria attorney wins Claims Person of the Year award

Stacy C. Auzenne, a defense attorney from Alexandria who handles workers’ compensation cases, has been named Claims Person of the Year by the Louisiana Claims Association. The announcement was made during LCA’s 27th Annual Education Conference and Trade Expo held June...

TIPOGNO installs Debbie Lee as president for 2021-22

TIPOGNO installs Debbie Lee as president for 2021-22

Debbie Lee, Americas Insurance Company, was installed president of The Insurance Professionals of Greater New Orleans (TIPOGNO) during ceremonies held June 3 at The Pearl Room in Harahan. Lee succeeds Liz LaGrange Asher, Eagan Insurance Agency, who remains on the...

JULY Texas Surplus Line Reporter

Gaylon Brown installed as chairman of IIAT at InsurCon

Gaylon Brown installed as chairman of IIAT at InsurCon

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas elected Gaylon Brown, TexCap Insurance, to serve as chairman for 2021-2022 during the business meeting of InsurCon, IIAT’s annual convention held this year in Round Rock, June 23-25. Brown is CEO and managing partner of TexCap...

IIAT honors leadership and service to insurance industry

IIAT honors leadership and service to insurance industry

“It’s nice to see someone when I’m talking,” said Robert Nitsche, the Nitsche Group, as he performed his final duties as 2020-21 chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents. Nitsche made the surprise announcements of the 2021 annual award recipients and formally...

Surplus lines writings top results of all prior midyears

Surplus lines writings top results of all prior midyears

With $639.5 million more in surplus lines premium reported for the first half of 2021 compared with the first half of 2020, the Texas surplus lines market grew by 16.23 percent, a stronger growth than the 13.41 percent last year, surpassing midyear growth numbers for...

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