California’s Surplus Lines Market: Hank Haldeman Speaks at SLA Annual Meeting


In a year marred by a pandemic, massive wildfires, civil unrest and a contentious election, California’s surplus lines market “didn’t miss a beat.” That was the message from Ben McKay, CEO and Executive Director of the Surplus Line Association of California, who said 2020 surplus lines premiums in California grew 22.7%, while the surplus lines item count grew 8% – despite the pandemic that was felt worldwide.

Worldwide Facilities’ Hank Haldeman is Legislative Committee Chair of the SLA-Cal, and was a speaker at the association’s recent annual meeting, held virtually on February 9th.

As reported by Insurance Journal: “The SLA-Cal serves as the statutory surplus line advisory organization to the California Department of Insurance and facilitates the state’s capacity to monitor and direct surplus line brokers’ placements of insurance with eligible surplus line insurers.”

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