NAPSLO Publications

NAPSLO offers a number of publications regarding the Association and the surplus lines industry. The NAPSLO News is published every other month and current and past issues are available. In addition the following publications are available. Current year issues are available to the public. Prior year issues are available to NAPSLO members only, login and password is required.

WSIA Research

A one-page document that outlines the findings of the recent Conning, Inc. analysis of the non-loss costs of the wholesale distribution system and A.M. Best's 2017 Special Report, U.S. Surplus Lines - Segment Review is available here for members to use as appropriate in their own businesses.  

NAPSLO Annual Report

NAPSLO publishes an annual report reviewing the activities and successes of the organization and a copy of the 2016 report is available to download here. The 2015201420132012 and 2011 annual reports are also available for download.

A.M. Best U.S. Surplus Lines - Segment Review

The annual financial review of the surplus lines industry has been prepared annually since 1994 by the A.M. Best Company, through a grant by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. The report provides results of solvency study of surplus lines industry and reviews current industry issues. The 2015 Executive Summary2016 Executive Summary and 2017 Executive Summary are available at no charge to the public. The complete 2017 report was e-mailed to NAPSLO members and is also available to members online or available to members by emailing The complete report may be purchased from A.M. Best.

Position Papers

Regulation of the Surplus Lines Industry after Gramm Leach Bliley - “The Future Is Now”

Principles And Guidelines For A Consistent Approach To Taxation

The Excess and Surplus Lines Stamping Office: Contributing to a Stable, Efficient and Financially Strong Non-Admitted Marketplace

Surplus Lines and Residual Markets: Maintaining the Public's Right to Freedom of Choice

NAPSLO Technology Survey

NAPSLO conducted a survey on technology to provide members information on the current state of technology in the industry. The survey is available to download.

Standard Broker Questionnaire

The Standard Broker Questionnaire was developed by NAPSLO to help carriers obtain general information from a prospective broker. The questionnaire is available to download.

Working With the Excess & Surplus Lines Market

A Working With The Excess & Surplus Lines Market brochure was developed with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) as a way to provide information to agents on Submitting Bids, Financial Strength of the Industry, Eligibility to Write Policies, Financial Solvency, Claims and the Value of the Surplus Lines Broker.