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Introducing the

Learning
Center

SLA's new
online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center
for broker education and
broker license renewal assistance.

SLA's new online center for broker
education and broker license
renewal assistance.

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Introducing the

Emerging Risks
Discussion Forum

A new way to
have dialogue about
emerging risks in the
surplus line industry.

A new way to have dialogue
about emerging risks in the
surplus line industry.

A new way to have dialogue
about emerging risks in the
surplus line industry.

Learn More

General Information

Q: What is a surplus line broker?
Q: How does one obtain a list of California licensed surplus line brokers?
Q: Does the CDI examine surplus line brokers?
Q: What kind of business is filed?
Q: What documents should be filed with the SLA?
Q: How should filings be submitted?
Q: Should the premium taxes apply to fees, such as broker fees, inspection fees, and policy fees?
Q: How should tax calculation of the gross premium and fees be shown on the actual document in the filing?
Q: If the state taxes and stamping fees are based on the gross premium plus fees, how should it be shown on the adding machine tape or cover note?
Q: What needs to be done if the ownership of a licensed entity has changed?
Q: In the case of a merger or acquisition, whose responsibility is it to contact the California Department of Insurance?
Q: When can the SLA process filings after a merger or acquisition?
Q: What is the D-1 Statement and its purpose?
Q: What is the D-2 statement?
Q: Who is responsible for maintaining a copy of the D-1 statement?
Q: Does the SLA accept e-signatures on the SL forms?
Q: What types of coverage may be considered surplus line?
Q: What is the Export List?
Q: What is a surplus line (nonadmitted) insurer?
Q: Which surplus line insurers are qualified to accept placements from California surplus line brokers?
Q: What is the LASLI?
Q: Where should LASLI Insurers submit filings?
Q: How many copies of required filings should be submitted?
Q: What is the difference between an Annual Renewal Filing and an Annual Statement Filing?
Q: How do I create a SLIP user account?
Q: How do I create a new business policy?
Q: How do I pay invoices online through SLIP?
Q: How is the stamping fee applied to each transaction type?
Q: What is the current stamping fee rate and when did it go into effect?
Q: When should a surplus line broker pay stamping fees due?
Q: What is the current stamping fee rate and when did it go into effect?
Q: Where can I find the current Tax Forms & Instructions?
Q: What date does the California Department of Insurance use to determine when state taxes are due?
Q: What is a tag?
Q: How is a tagged item cleared?
Q: Why may there be a delay in processing a paper tag response?