Two Monthly Surplus Line
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Surplus Line Reporter Newspapers

The Louisiana edition of The Surplus Line Reporter was founded in 1978 by Charles Hartwell and several folks with the Louisiana Surplus Line Association. 

The newspaper initially was the official journal of LSLA and held that distinction until the late 1980s when it became an independent news source for the property/casualty insurance community in the state. Shortly thereafter, the name of the publication became The Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News.

The Texas Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News was founded in 1983, and as the name implies, covers the property/casualty insurance business in Texas. 

The two newspapers are published monthly by The Surplus Line Reporter Inc. Neither publication is affiliated with any insurance trade or industry association.

Each newspaper takes a local perspective on the insurance business, with coverage of local events and issues of particular concern to agents as they strive to serve their customers.

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Issues Printed Monthly

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Surplus Line Reporter Print Subscriptions

While we are publishing our archives on-line please subscribe to get the latest news mailed to you in our primary print format.

Subscriptions to The Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News and The Texas Surplus Line Reporter & Insurance News are sold on an annual basis at a cost of $20 for one year or $30 for two years of one edition or one year of both the Louisiana and Texas editions.

Back copies may be purchased for $5 each, when available.

To subscribe, mail a check to The Surplus Line Reporter at P.O. Box 1089, Gretna, LA 70054-1089. Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal.

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LSLA Membership Directory and Market Guide

The Surplus Line Reporter Inc. produces the Louisiana Surplus Line Association Membership Directory and Market Guide for the Louisiana Surplus Line Association (LSLA).

The directory is mailed to agency members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana, Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana, and all members of LSLA.

Copies of the Louisiana Surplus Line Association Membership Directory and Market Guide can be ordered by contacting:
Andrew DeGraw at 504-371-8260 (Direct line)
or adegraw722@aol.com.

Cost of the directories is $10 for the first one and $5 for each additional copy.

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JUNE Louisiana Surplus Line Reporter

Liljeberg to lead TIPOGNO

Liljeberg to lead TIPOGNO

Katie Liljeberg, Continental Insurance Services, was installed president of the Insurance Professionals of Greater New Orleans (TIPOGNO) during ceremonies held June 2 at Augie’s Restaurants and Events in Harahan. Liljeberg succeeds Debbie Lee, SafePoint Insurance...

Penny Dugas to lead Insurance Professionals of Acadiana

Penny Dugas to lead Insurance Professionals of Acadiana

Penny Dugas, BXS Insurance, was installed president of the Insurance Professionals of Acadiana May 18 at Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse and Oyster Bar in Broussard.Dugas, a 17-year veteran of the insurance industry, has been a senior commercial lines account manager for...

Seth Ostendorff to lead IIASB as president for 2022-23

Seth Ostendorff to lead IIASB as president for 2022-23

Seth Ostendorff, a producer at Dethloff and Associates, was installed president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Shreveport Bossier during ceremonies held at a luncheon at The Shreveport Club on May 19. He succeeds Chris Rimmer, McGriff, who was president of...

June Texas Surplus Line Reporter

Record S/L premium growth continues

Record S/L premium growth continues

May was another record breaking month for filings with the Surplus Lines Stamping Office, with just under $1.19 billion in premium reported during the month.Year-to-date total is $4.41 billion. May reporting was 34.3 percent greater than May 2021, and the year-to-date...

Texas Farm Bureau wins customer service acclaim

Texas Farm Bureau wins customer service acclaim

When J.D. Power released its 2022 U.S. Auto Insurance Study on June 13, it announced the highest customer satisfaction award for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, which placed the highest over all other Texas auto insurers. This marked the 11th consecutive year...

Is it ethical to use personal data to combat fraud?

Is it ethical to use personal data to combat fraud?

On June 9, Washington, D.C. headquartered The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced the launch of its study addressing the ethical use of data for anti-fraud purposes.The Coalition’s Ethical Use of Data in Fighting Insurance Fraud Study will be conducted over...

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