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The “2016 Special Report U.S. Surplus Lines – Segment Review,”produced by A.M. Best and sponsored by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation, reports that the surplus lines market is financially sound. The trend of no surplus lines impairments for the past decade extended through 2015, and as of Aug. 15, 2016, fully 100 percent of domestic surplus lines carriers were rated Good or higher with 97 percent of those rated Excellent to Exceptional.

This financial strength is critical to the continued strength for the market and, NAPSLO members believe, to the value of the wholesale distribution system within the broader insurance industry.

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