Please refer to the following resources:
Agencies are assigned unique MSLA Agency Numbers in SLIP for identification purposes. Agency numbers are listed online.
Agency policies reported without corresponding MSLA Agency ID numbers will be rejected.
Batch submission alternatives to agency data include (1) agent data (surplus lines license number is required), or (2) broker/other data (address details are required).
The ZIP file should only contain policy data for the insurer logging into SLIP.
The ZIP file should include a single XML file for the insurer. The XML file must contain data for one or more entities (agent, agency, or broker/other contact) with one or more policies. Policy data must include the related agent, agency, or broker details.
ZIP files containing anything other than one XML file will be rejected.
The MSLA batch submission process allows insurers to efficiently report a large amount policy data. The process and related documentation assumes the XML developer has computer programming experience and is familiar with XML and HTTP protocols.
Individuals with no computer programming experience may better-served entering policy data manually through the SLIP. Insurers will find instructions for this method in the SLIP under the Search/Submit screen in the Help Files.
No. The system will not accept Microsoft Excel files saved as XML Data or XML Spreadsheet file types. Please follow the format described in the XML Export Format & Schema for Insurers to create the XML file from your database.
You may test your XML file through a special version of SLIP, which was designed for testing purposes only. Please contact MSLA for a link, username, and password to SLIP Test.