Jul 20, 2021
Dan Maher is the Executive Director at Excess Line Association New York (ELANY), a non-profit industry advisory association. The services of ELANY are focused on helping their clients stay compliant with excess line law. Lorenzo Houston is the Tax Compliance Manager at ILSA, where he is responsible for compiling and reviewing tax returns on behalf of a client. Brian Allen is the Special Projects Administrator for ILSA. His responsibilities include working with developers and regulatory representatives to develop and enhance online tools for the industry.
Dan, Lorenzo, and Brian join us today to discuss how our companies adapted to the rapid changes in how we worked during the pandemic. We discuss how Dan’s team was gearing up with a work-from-home system just before the quarantines began and how Project CATT helped ILSA’s clients cope with online work efficiently. We discuss how small and large agencies struggle with surplus lines regulations differently. Dan explains the training they gave ELANY’s staff members regarding cybersecurity and how non-official emails are considered a cyber risk. We also discuss why surplus line outsourcing has become more critical in light of the pandemic and its mandatory health protocols.
"As premium increases and the market hardens, the need to outsource surplus lines becomes even more invaluable." - Lorenzo Houston
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