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Best's Review Webinar Examines the Surplus Lines Sector of the U.S. Insurance Market

August 26, 2014

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market will review the market and highlights of a new report on that sector. Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided a grant to A.M. Best to 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. The surplus lines market provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. This webinar is set for Thursday, September 11 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Register for the complimentary webinar at

Panelists for this webinar include:

  • J. Neal Abernathy, Brown & Brown
  • Maureen Caviston, President, Partners Specialty Group and a former NAPSLO President
  • Jeremy Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lexington Insurance Company
  • Brady Kelley, Executive Director, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd.
  • Kevin Westrope, Managing Director, RT Specialty, President, NAPSLO Board of Directors

    The event is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. Visit them at and

    Attendees can submit questions in advance during registration, or email questions during the live event. Coverage of the webinar will be featured in an upcoming issue of Bestís Review. For more information about the webinar, please call (908) 439-2200, ext. 5561, or email

    Bestís Review, A.M. Bestís award-winning monthly publication (, covers the global insurance industry. For information about advertising in Bestís Review or webinar sponsorship opportunities, call (908) 439-2200 ext. 5399, or email

    A.M. Best Company is the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit

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    Lee McDonald

    Group Vice President, Publication and News Services

    (908) 439-2200, ext. 5561

    Source: A.M. Best Company

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