Wednesday, September 07, 2011

State of Excess & Surplus Lines Market to be Focus of A.M. Best Webinar on September 28

Editors of A.M. Best's annual report on the state of excess and surplus lines market and industry leaders will appear in a one-hour webinar examining the implications of the current landscape. The webinar will also examine trends in coverage, mergers & acquisitions and other factors affecting this fast-moving and important sector of the property/casualty insurance industry.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and you can register at A.M. Best's webinar page.

Panelists for this webinar include:

• David Bresnahan, President, Lexington Insurance Company
• Dave Obenauer, President, Crump Insurance Services, Inc.
• Dick Bouhan, Secretary, Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation
• James Drinkwater, President, AmWINS Brokerage
• Carole Ann King, Managing Senior Business Analyst, A.M. Best Company

The event is presented by Lexington Insurance Company. A.M. Best and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation annually produce a detailed report on the excess and surplus lines insurance sector. The report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability and coverage. That report will be the starting point for the webinar discussion.

Attendees can submit questions in advance during registration or email questions to during the live event, which will be streamed in video and audio format. Coverage of the webinar will be featured in an upcoming issue of Best's Review.

For more information about the webinar, please call (908) 439-2200, ext. 5561, or e-mail

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