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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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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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March Louisiana Surplus Line Reporter

Fourth generation agent to lead YIPs

Fourth generation agent to lead YIPs

A fourth generation agent, Ryan Page, Page and Sons Insurance Agency, was installed president of the Young Insurance Professionals Feb. 5 at a ceremony held during the YIPs Annual Winter Conference at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Page succeeds Jessica...

Robinson installed at virtual meeting

Robinson installed at virtual meeting

Shay Robinson, UPC Insurance Company, was installed president of The 1752 Club during a virtual meeting held Feb. 25. She succeeds Lyndsey Manalla Graham, Servpro of Metairie, who remains on The 1752 Club’s board of directors.Robinson has more than 17 and one-half...

LCPIC votes on vendors, renews line of credit, files financials

LCPIC votes on vendors, renews line of credit, files financials

At the March 11 meeting, of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (LCPIC) board of directors, the board voted on the CAT Vendor RFP, the renewal of the $50 million line of credit, the 2020 year-end financials, and the filing of those financials with the...

March Texas Surplus Line Reporter

Davis Moore becomes fifth president of WSIA

Davis Moore becomes fifth president of WSIA

Davis Moore, CEO of Worldwide Facilities, Los Angeles, has worked in the insurance industry since college. He prepared for his career under the guidance of his uncle, Donald Davis, one of the three founders of Worldwide, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020....

Zelle lawyers host a webinar on impact of winter storm Uri

Zelle lawyers host a webinar on impact of winter storm Uri

With estimates of economic losses, both insured and noninsured, from the winter storms in Texas rising, Zelle law firm hosted a one-hour webinar on March 2 to help insurers and agents understand the claims issues brought by the mid-February hard freeze event. By...

Lawmakers file all of TDI’s legislation recommendations

Lawmakers file all of TDI’s legislation recommendations

The legislation introduced at the request of the Texas Department of Insurance makes up 18 of the more than 6,500 bills that have been filed in the 87th Texas Legislature. Nearly 2,800 of the proposals were dropped into the hopper in the last week of filing, including...

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