WSIA and Wholesale Value in the News

2021

September 11 - What's New in E&S? Find Out at the 2021 WSIA Annual Marketplace - Risk & Insurance
August 9 - E&S insurance market going from strength to strength - Insurance Business America
July 21 - Midyear surplus lines premiums trending to exceed 2020 activity - PropertyCasualty360.com
July 20 - Surplus Lines Insurers Report 21.9% Premium Hike in First Half of 2021 - Insurance Journal
July 19 - First-half surplus lines premiums up sharply - Business Insurance
July 19 - WSIA reports 21.9% jump in H1 surplus lines premiums - Inside P&C
July 19 - The Safe Bet: Comparing the Admitted vs. Non-Admitted Insurance Markets - Insurance Journal
June 8 - It's What We Do: E&S Steps Up to Address Hardening Markets and COVID Hinderances - Risk & Insurance
April 7 - WSIA appoints three new board members - Insurance Business America
March 29 - Former WISA president lauds industry's strength in unchartered waters - Insurance Business America
March 9 - What is driving growth in the E&S market? - Insurance Business America
March 5 - E&S market rating revised to stable - PropertyCasualty360.com
February 1 - Leaders of the Pack - PropertyCasualty360.com
January 29 - Surplus lines premium up 14.9% in 2020 despite item count decline: WSIA - The Insurer
January 29 - Surplus line premiums continued growth in 2020 - PropertyCasualty360.com
January 28 - Surplus lines premium up nearly 15% in 2020: WSIA - Business Insurance
January 21 - How insurance plans to heed the Biden-era call for diversity - PropertyCasualty360.com

2020

December 9 - How  Young E&S Brokers Are Navigating Today's Market and Their Careers - Insurance Journal
October 20 - Wholesale insurance leaders band together in support of D&I - Insurance Business America
October 7 - Impacts of coronavirus top of mind for insurance leaders at WSIA's Annual Marketplace - Insurance Business America
September 30 - The State of Surplus Lines Insurance: Busy Solving Risk Puzzles in a Complex World - Insurance Journal
September 24 - This Market Has Wheels: Surplus Lines Premium Growth Should Roll on Well Through 2021 - Risk & Insurance
September 21 - AIG, Markel, AXIS  Execs and Others Weigh In on the Importance of Diversity in WSIA Panel - Risk & Insurance
September 15 - U40: What rising surplus lines insurance pros need to know - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 15 - C-suite must lead commitment to diverse workplace - Business Insurance
September 14 - A year of hurdles and triumphs for WSIA's legislative committee - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 14 - AM Best highlights 2020's surplus lines market opportunities - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 11 - Surplus lines see 11.2% premium growth in 2019; AM Best" - Business Insurance
September 10 - WSIA welcomes members to organization's first virtual summit - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 10 - How specialty insurance interns made the most of 2020 - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 7 - WSIA Annual Marketplace 2020: Going Virtual - Insurance Journal
September 1 - E&S Submissions Surging - Risk & Insurance
July 22 - Surplus lines premium increased 10.3% in H1: WSIA - The Insurer
June 30 - What Happens When Wholesale Insurance is a Better Deal? - RPS Knowledge Center
May 20 - Leading remote workers in insurance - Insurance Business America
May 6 - How insurance companies have adapted to the new COVID-19 normal - Insurance Business America
April 21 - E&S players responding in a COVID-19 world - Reactions
April 16 - More States Introduce COVID-19 Business Interruption Bills - Claims Journal
April 15 - WSIA Backs COVID-19 Recovery Fund - BestDay Audio
April 15 - Mastos Was Staple in Nevada's Insurance Community - Insurance Journal
April 13 - Louis Mastos, former president of AAMGA, dead at 98 - Business Insurance
April 7 - Insurance Veteran Kevin Brooks Passes Away - Insurance Journal
April 6 - Former General Star CEO and NAPSLO president dies - Insurance Insider
April  6 - Kevin Brooks, former head of General Star - Business Insurance 
March 31 - P/C Insurance Industry Backs New Government Fund to Help Businesses, Workers Hurt by Coronavirus Shutdowns - Insurance Journal
March 10 - Updated Upcoming Insurance Event Cancellations - Insurance Journal
March 6 - People on the Move in the P&C insurance industry - PropertyCasualty360.com
March 5 - Excess, surplus market seeing more insurance submissions - Business Insurance
March 1 - Issues & Answers: Wholesale Growth - Best's Review
February 26 - Ah-Gee-Lay - Rough Notes
February 20 - Surplus lines insurers record 19.3% premium increase for 2019 - Insurance Business America
January 17 - Insurance events & conferences: Winter 2020 - PropertyCasualty360.com
January 17 - People on the move in the P&C insurance industry - PropertyCasualty360.com

2019

December 20 - WSIA names Wendy Houser to board of directors - PropertyCasualty360.com
December 14 - Game on - Reactions
October 9 - Surplus lines insurance industry "healthy, growing and fun" - Insurance Business America
October 7 - Investing in future surplus lines professionals - PropertyCasualty360.com
October 7 - Wholesale Specialists Get More "Defined" as Market Hardens - Insurance Journal
October 4 - Shaping future leaders in surplus lines - PropertyCasualty360.com
October 1 - Limits shrink, rates harden across surplus lines market - Business Insurance
September 25 - Industry firms urged to take long-term view on evolving markets - Business Insurance
September 25 - Thriving Wholesale, Specialty Sectors Draw Insurers to WSIA Event - AM Best TV
September 25 - Surplus lines insurers experienced impressive growth in 2018 - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 24 - WSIA President: Changing Rates, Limits Add to Business Complexity - Best's Insurance News & Analysis
September 24 - WSIA's President Talks Wholesale, Top Trends and Career Advancement - Risk & Insurance
September 24 - Make plans for a diverse workforce - Business Insurance
September 23 - Surplus lines market conditions begin to harden - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 23 - A Look at WSIA After Two Years - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 6 - A Look At WSIA After Two Years - National Underwriter
September 4 - What to Expect at the 2019 WSIA Annual Marketplace - Risk & Insurance
August 13 - WSIA pays tribute to late former association president - Insurance Business America
August 1 - Former Swett & Crawford CEO, NAPSLO Leader Hartoch Passes Away - Insurance Journal
July 31 - Former NAPSLO president and visionary broker David Hartoch passes away - Insurance Business America
July 10 - Industry Leader: Joel Cavaness on the increasing value of a wholesale broker - Miller North American Bulletin
July 1 - Issues & Answers: Specialized Expertise - Best's Review
June 20 - Florida governor signs surplus lines insurance package HB 301 into law - PropertyCasualty360.com
June 19 - Florida governor signs surplus lines modernization bill into law - Insurance Business America
June 13 - Former NAPSLO President, philanthropist dies - Insurance Business America
May 13 - Florida Passes 'Catch All' Insurance Bill Impacting Surplus Lines, Catastrophe Fund - Insurance Journal
May 7 - Florida bill to modernize its surplus lines insurance industry - PropertyCasualty360.com
May 6 - Florida lawmakers approve surplus lines modernization provision - Insurance Business America
April 30 - Surplus success - Reactions 
April 11 - Florida House passes bill modernizing surplus lines market - PropertyCasualty360.com
March 20 - Five-Star Wholesale Brokers and MGAs - Insurance Business America
February 28 - Updates from the WSIA Underwriting Summit - PropertyCasualty360.com
February 4 - WSIA 2019 president forecasts 'bright future' for E&S industry - Insurance Business America 
January 3 - P&C insurance thought leaders - PropertyCasualty360.com

2018

December 4 - Consumers deserve a long-term flood insurance solution - Reactions
November 28 - 2019 Specialty Lines Market Preview - Rough Notes
November 16 - WSIA opens registration for underwriting summit - Insurance Business America
October 19 - Strong economy 'driving growth' in E&S insurance market - Insurance Business America
October 8 - Private flood insurance market is a lifeboat as NFIP struggles... - Insurance Business America
October 3 - The 5 Best Insights Heard at WSIA 2018 - Risk & Insurance
October 2 - How New Business is Creating a New Wholesaler-Retailer Relationship - Insurance Journal
October 2 - Excess and Surplus Lines Market Prospers Amidst Competition - Business Insurance
September 27 - WSIA's Schaendorf: Machine Learning Set to Sharpen Pricing, Expense Accuracy - AM Best TV
September 24 - Speaking to power: The impact of WSIA's legislative efforts - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 23 - WSIA's Kelley: Surplus lines on a positive run since 2011 - AMBest TV
September 17 - How New Business Is Creating a New Wholesaler-Retailer Relationship - Insurance Journal
September 14 - Surplus lines market grows nearly 6% in written premiums in 2017 - Business Insurance
August 30 - New at the 2018 WSIA Marketplace - Risk & Insurance
July 25 - Internship Insight - Captive Insurance Times
May 24 - Insurance companies need to get on the tech bandwagon to remain viable - Insurance Business America
May 7 - E&S lines in 2018 - PropertyCasualty360.com
April 26 - Merger of two major insurance associations cemented at summit - Insurance Business America
April 16 - Issues & Answers: Programs & Wholesale Business - Best's Review
February 28 - Pulse Check: The E&S Industry in 2018 - National Underwriter

2017

December 11 - Risk Central: 2018 Underwriting & Leadership Summit - Risk & Insurance
November 17 - Future of Flood Summit highlights - Insurance Business America
November 1 - WSIA president on the new association's first three months - Insurance Business America
October 2017 - Specialty Coverage - Best's Review
September 22 - What makes a great insurance broker? - Insurance Business America 
September 14 - Here's How Surplus Lines Business is Doing - Insurance Journal
September 14 - How you do breach the gap between baby boomers and millenials in insurance? - Insurance Business America 
September 14 - New surplus lines group honors predecesors' leaders - Business Insurance
September 13 - Combined Organization off to Fast Start - A.M. Best TV
September 12 - WSIA Members Say Time Was Right for Convergence - A.M. Best TV
September 11 - WSIA Leaders: Flood Rules Hampered Coverage in Texas - A.M. Best TV
September 11 - Could Harvey and Irma harden the insurance market? - Business Insurance
September 11 - Surplus Lines Sector Grows, but Not All Competitors - A.M. Best TV
September 8 - Moving the needle: WSIA's legislative efforts continue - PropertyCasualty360.com
September 6 - Introducing the WSIA and its Annual Marketplace - Risk & Insurance 
September 4 - WSIA: Past, Present and Future - Insurance Journal
August 29 - Surplus Lines Growth Slows - Risk & Insurance
August 7 - New Wholesale & Specialty Association is Born - Insurance Journal

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