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A.M. BestTV: The Week Ahead; NAPSLO Still Pressing Uniformity

February 24, 2014

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In this episode of A.M. BestTV, key officials at the National Association of Professional Surplus Offices (NAPSLO) discuss excess and surplus market trends, continuing implementation efforts on the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA) and the benefits of that legislation's home state taxation approach. Brady Kelley, executive director of NAPSLO, said NRRA has made some dramatic improvements in how the surplus lines market operates from an efficiency standpoint, particularly on the tax allocation side, but that there are still some issues that persists from state to state. Thomas Mulligan, a member of the NAPSLO board of directors, said he believes there are still areas for improvement on the eligibility requirements for surplus lines companies. Richard Bouhan, also a member of the NAPSLO board of directors and a former longtime executive director, looks back on how the industry has evolved over the decades. Click on to view the video program.

People who appear in this episode include:

  • Brady Kelly, Executive Director, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices;
  • Thomas Mulligan, President and CEO, Western World Insurance Group; National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices Board of Directors; and
  • Richard Bouhan, Board of Directors Member; former Executive Director, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices.

    Additionally, this episode's "Week Ahead" takes a 60-second look at events coming up the week of Feb. 24, including conferences of note.

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