WSIA Publications

WSIA offers a number of publications regarding the Association and the surplus lines industry. The WSIA News is published every other month and current and past issues are available. In addition the following publications are available. Current year issues are available to the public. Prior year issues are available to WSIA members only, login and password is required.

A.M. Best U.S. Surplus Lines - Segment Review

The annual financial review of the surplus lines industry has been prepared annually since 1994 by the A.M. Best Company, through a grant by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. The report provides results of solvency study of surplus lines industry and reviews current industry issues. The 2015 Executive Summary2016 Executive Summary and 2017 Executive Summary are available at no charge to the public. The complete 2017 report was e-mailed to WSIA members and is also available to members online or available to members by emailing The complete report may be purchased from A.M. Best.

Position Papers

Regulation of the Surplus Lines Industry after Gramm Leach Bliley - “The Future Is Now”
Principles And Guidelines For A Consistent Approach To Taxation
The Excess and Surplus Lines Stamping Office: Contributing to a Stable, Efficient and Financially Strong Non-Admitted Marketplace
Surplus Lines and Residual Markets: Maintaining the Public's Right to Freedom of Choice 

Standard Broker Questionnaire

The Standard Broker Questionnaire was developed by WSIA to help carriers obtain general information from a prospective broker. The questionnaire is available to download.

Working With the Excess & Surplus Lines Market

A Working With The Excess & Surplus Lines Market brochure was developed with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) as a way to provide information to agents on Submitting Bids, Financial Strength of the Industry, Eligibility to Write Policies, Financial Solvency, Claims and the Value of the Surplus Lines Broker.