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Section I

INTRODUCTION TO MSLA

On July 1, 1997, the Miss. Code Ann. 83-21-21(3), was amended to provide that the Commissioner of Insurance may rely upon the advice and assistance of a duly constituted association of surplus lines producers in carrying out the purposes of the laws on foreign insurance companies contained in Title 83, Chapter 21 of the Miss. Code Ann. (1972).

The Mississippi Surplus Lines Association (MSLA) was established on September 18, 1997 as a private non-profit association to serve this role and has been recognized by the Commissioner of Insurance as the association upon which he will rely for advice and assistance pursuant to the above statutes.

The mission of the Mississippi Surplus Lines Association is to assist the Commissioner of the Mississippi Insurance Department in the oversight of the surplus lines market and to encourage compliance by surplus lines producers and insurers with the surplus lines laws of the state of Mississippi.

Our purpose is to foster a strong, compliant and lawful non-admitted insurance market in the state of Mississippi. In doing so, we endeavor to protect the Mississippi consumer by responding to the needs of our regulators and effectively serving our membership.

The Commissioner of Insurance has mandated that each licensed surplus lines producer is a member of MSLA. Surplus lines producers are required by statute to cooperate with MSLA in fulfilling the producers’ statutory responsibilities.

Pursuant to statutory authority, MSLA provides a means for examination of surplus lines coverage to and has adopted procedures and practices to assist members in complying with relevant statutes and rules or regulations issued by the Commissioner of Insurance. MSLA may also conduct other operations that relieve the Commissioner of Insurance of duties otherwise required of him under the laws on foreign insurance companies.

This manual is designated to assist its members in reporting surplus lines policies, filing proper documentation, and paying appropriate assessments with the Mississippi Surplus Lines Association.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE MISSISSIPPI SURPLUS LINES ASSOCIATION DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY, RELIEVE A LICENSEE OF YOUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE EXCESS AND SURPLUS LINES LAW AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE MISSISSIPPI.
MSLA CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 601-713-1111
888-867-5633
Fax: 601-713-1122

Mailing Address:
504 Keywood Circle
Suite B
Flowood, MS 39232

Physical Address:
504 Keywood Circle
Suite B
Flowood, MS 39232

MSLA Staff

Peggy Dronet
Executive Director
Ext. 100
pdronet@msla.org

Dawn Vance
Insurer Services/Variance Administrator
Ext. 102
dvance@msla.org

Mary Jane Nash
Producer Services Administrator
Ext. 105
mnash@msla.org

Denise Hammack
Producer Services Administrator/Receptionist
Ext. 106
dhammack@msla.org