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Surplus Lines Insurance Operations

Surplus Lines Insurance Operations
ASLI 163
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Understand the operations of surplus lines insurers and intermediaries.

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  • Overview of surplus lines operations
  • Insurance regulation
  • Surplus lines insurance marketing
  • Development of new products and programs
  • Underwriting – Risk assessment
  • Underwriting – Ratemaking
  • Claims
  • Reinsurance
  • Insurer financial statements
  • Financial analysis of insurers and intermediaries
  • The underwriting cycle

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Suggested Self-Study Time

6-8 weeks



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Bottom-Line Benefits

Enhance your professional image.
Advance your career with a strong understanding of surplus lines insurance operations and practices.

Effectively apply best practices to your everyday work.
Confidently manage the opportunities and challenges presented by increased use of the surplus lines market.

Demonstrate your commitment to your customers.
Exceed customer expectations with your enhanced ability to ensure correct risk placement.

“From my perspective as a hiring manager, these designations are a window into an individual’s work ethic and clearly demonstrate an ability and drive that is needed to excel in today’s demanding environment...” 


Jeff Cruey, CPCU, CIC, ARe, AU, AMIM
Vice President—Commercial Lines
Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.

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