Thursday, September 06, 2012

Surplus Lines Industry, Annual Market Report to be Focus of A.M. Best Webinar on September 24

A panel of industry leaders and editors of the A.M. Best Co.'s annual report on the excess and surplus lines sector will take part in a special one-hour webinar on September 24. The panel will review the market and highlights of the 2012 Special Report U.S. Surplus Lines – Market Review to be released soon.

The live 60-minute webinar will be offered at no charge and is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, September 24. Registration is now open at the A.M. Best website.

Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided a grant to A.M. Best to produce the detailed report on the excess and surplus lines insurance sector. The 2012 report will update the state of the market and the relative positions of carriers in the market, examine the sector’s solvency performance, market trends, legislative and regulatory developments, and distribution issues.

“We are pleased to continue our support to A.M. Best in producing the annual special report,” said Joseph Timmons, President of the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. “The report has become the authoritative study of the industry, demonstrating the stability of the excess and surplus lines sector.”

Panelists for the webinar will include:
• David Bresnahan, President, Lexington Insurance Company
• Maureen Caviston, President, Partners Specialty Group and a former NAPSLO President
• Brady Kelley, Executive Director, NAPSLO
• Robert Sargent, President & CEO, Tennant Risk Services and current NAPSLO President

Webinar attendees can submit questions 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 A.M. Best at (908) 439-2200, ext. 5561, or e-mail

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