To promote the general business well-being of its membership;
To protect the public and its trust in the business of insurance through the promotion of financially sound, ethical, authorized and eligible markets within the State of Texas;
To educate the public, private and governmental communities regarding the Excess & Surplus Lines market by communicating and disseminating information about our segment of the industry and its role in the insurance marketplace as a whole, and
To encourage compliance with the general provisions of the Texas Insurance Code, as they relate to excess and surplus lines insurance.
Voting, Provisional & Associate. Please see attached section of bylaws for description of each category.
- Voting: (based on size office)
- Provisional: $800
- Associate: $750
- Affiliate: $750
There is a one time non-refundable application fee of $100 for Voting & Provisional applications and $50 for Associate and Affiliate applications.
Two are held each year:
- The Mid-Year Meeting is a 3 day meeting held at resort locations outside the state of Texas during the month of July. It is a relaxed convention where families are encouraged to attend. Speakers from within the industry are invited to speak on relevant topics affecting the membership.
- The Annual Meeting is held in November each year in Austin, Texas. The meeting begins on Sunday evening and ends by noon on Monday. In addition to the election of officers, a business meeting is held, along with a speaker and/or a panel discussion.
Membership Roster & Product Guide:
Known as the "purple book", this guide is published annually. It lists all members in the roster section and their product coverage's in the product section. By purchasing an ad, a member can get more free product coverages listed. The product guide is mailed to over 3500 agents in Texas, including the IIAT and FIWT members and is distributed at their conventions at the TSLA exhibit booth. In addition, our product guide is now on the TSLA web site.
The association is very active on legislative/regulatory issues. Our Regulatory Liaison committee meets monthly with the TDI to discuss current issues affecting our members. On legislative issues the association is extremely proactive with the help of our legal counsel, Sneed, Vine & Perry.
For more information and/or a membership application, please contact Jean Patterson, Executive Director @ (512) 343-9058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site www.tsla.org.