Posted on 15 Apr 09
Kansas City, Missouri-based National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO), recently unveiled its redesigned website (www.napslo.org), featuring richer content, more timely news and additional resources designed to position the site as a central source of information about the Excess and Surplus Lines industry.
Website improvements begin on the home page where visitors and members can find the latest NAPSLO and E&S news, an event “Schedule at a Glance” and a Video Center, which currently includes a video on recent legislative activity and U.S. Senate Banking Committee testimony by NAPSLO Executive Director Richard Bouhan. In addition to the current content, a redesigned “Careers” section is due in coming months.
“With richer content and more dynamic navigation, the new website is and will continue to grow as a source of information not only for our members, but also for everyone in the insurance industry looking for information on NAPLSO and the E&S Lines industry,” said John Wood, NAPSLO President. “With everything from legislative updates to career information, this website will help position NAPSLO as the industry leader.”
The website features new subject areas on NAPSLO education and schools, legislation and regulation, upcoming events and the NAPSLO blog. An enhanced Newsroom features NAPSLO newsletters, E-news, news releases, breaking news, legislative and Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundations news, as well as video and the organization’s annual report.
The site also includes a section on NAPSLO’s “Wholesaler Value” education and awareness campaign launched in the latter half of 2008 to increase awareness of the value that wholesalers bring to retail insurance agents and corporate risk managers in placing E&S lines coverage.
“Given the current market, it’s more important than ever that retail agents and brokers, and risk managers understand that wholesale brokers have the expertise, experience and knowledge to place E&S lines,” Wood said. “We expect the new NAPSLO website to bring even more attention to our Wholesaler Value campaign and give our members information on how they can get involved.”
NAPSLO is a national trade association representing the wholesale specialty lines insurance industry including surplus lines. Surplus lines are a specialized segment of the insurance business that is also referred to as non-admitted and excess lines. Risks are placed in the specialty lines market when they cannot be placed in the standard market. NAPSLO represents wholesale insurance agents/brokers and specialty lines insurance companies and has more than 1,600 member offices in the United States, Canada, Germany and England. Acting as a source of information, NAPSLO identifies and explains the vital role surplus lines plays in the industry, including tracking and informing members on current state and federal regulations.