The Minnesota Insurance Department issued bulletin 2008-7 which announced the stamping fee for the Minnesota Surplus Lines Association will be .0025 and will be effective as of Jan 1, 2009. The bulletin also announced that Nicholas Schroeder was hired as the Executive Director. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 320-679-4244. The web site mnsla.com is not yet fully operational and the office phone will not be functioning for a few days.
The Board of Directors of the surplus line association of Washington announced that Robert Hope will be the new Manager of the association. Mr. Hope is long time member of the surplus lines communities in Washington and Oregon. His first day was Oct 20, 2008.