NU Online News Service, Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m. EDT

Orlando–Despite a 67 percent drop in net income in 2008, excess and surplus lines insurers are still strong, according to a rating agency report prepared for NAPSLO.

As in past years, the A.M. Best Company report found that the E&S market’s “solid” financial performance and solvency rates are at least on par with the admitted market–with some key indicators showing the E&S segment to be better.

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