The Association provides networking opportunities, educational programs, and legislative advocacy on behalf of its members.

Today’s Wholesale Insurance Intermediary represents the gamut from standard admitted lines insurers, excess & surplus lines insurers and specialty niche carriers.

What is Specialty Lines?

In the past, most wholesale insurance intermediaries represented what are known as Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Companies (E&S). These are insurers regulated in their home state but are not an “Admitted Carrier” in other states in which they are doing business. Traditionally, E&S companies made insurance available to insureds who could not find coverage from standard (admitted) insurers. Read more

Working with Specialty Insurance Markets

If there is one way to win the heart, mind and hard work of the wholesale insurance intermediary it is in providing them with superb quality submissions. Nothing is more crucial to success than the quality of the information you provide. Agencies who demonstrate their superior ability at developing submissions have the most success with wholesalers. Read more

Andrew Markley Elected to the OAPSLO Board of Trustees

Andrew Markley, MBA, CIC, CRM, Director of Business Development at Nationwide Brokerage Solutions was elected to the OAPSLO Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting on Sept. 13th. He will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2024.  Andrew is responsible for prospecting, appointing and ongoing relationship maintenance of seller groups at Nationwide Brokerage Solutions. Additionally, he serves as liaison between NBS and Nationwide Property & Casualty to facilitate solutions for member agencies. Internally, he is responsible for collaborating with both inside sales team and Field Consultants. Thank you, Andrew, for your leadership on the OAPSLO Board of Trustees! Andrew Markley LinkedIn Profile

Annual Meeting and Golf Outing

The program included three excellent presentations by leaders in the insurance and technology industry. The participation by the audience and comments received afterwards reinforce that the topics were timely, interesting, and relevant.

Tim Makowski, Senior Vice President, Business Development at MarshBerry“Marketplace Update: State of the E&S marketplace, the Specialty Distribution market, and E&S Mergers and Acquisitions.”  

Dan Haber, Partner at Convergent Futures and Oren Goldschmidt, Partner at Convergent Futures“Bringing Next Gen AI into Focus: Next Gen AI will have an unprecedented impact on how we live and work creating enormous opportunities, and risks, for corporations.

Nick Coenen, Principal & Co-Founder at Wikifri“The top 3 Innovations in the Insurance Industry: It takes the power of connections through deep industry relationships and battle-tested experience to network the resources of start-ups, insurtechs, insurance companies, and investment capital to maximize innovation in insurance.” 


OAPSLO had a perfect day for its Annual Meeting and Golf Outing. Photos can be viewed here: 2023 Photos.  

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Welcome New Members

Welcome USG Insurance Services, Inc. and Timothy Horton to OAPSLO! USG is a national wholesale broker and managing general agent with 20+ offices across the country. They represent a variety of A rated carriers, both admitted and non-admitted, and work with over 400 different brokerage markets. USG writes all lines of Excess & Surplus business in all states. 

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Welcome Nalico General Agency and Jen Pike to OAPSLO! Nalico is headquartered in Texas, and is a member of the DUAL North America, Inc. group of companies. Nalico is filing in Ohio to write new business for preferred and specialty homeowners, dwelling, and manufactured homes.

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Thank you to our Company Sponsors

Thank you to Great American Risk Solutions (GAIG) for its generous support of OAPSLO and the Golf Outing Happy Hour.  

GAIG provides industry leading non-admitted property and casualty products via wholesale brokers on an excess and surplus basis.

Contact Kyle Enderle, Producer Relations at GAIG to learn more. kenderle@gaig.com, (513) 579-6318

Thank you to Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters (CSU) for its generous support of OAPSLO and the Golf Outing beverage cart.   

CSU offers local independent agents market access to excess and surplus lines products through a wide range of E&S exposures and tough-to-place products. Its six major lines of commercial business are: general liability; excess liability; property; professional/errors and omissions liability; cyber liability; and inland marine.

Contact Don Doyle, Sr. VP of Excess & Surplus Lines at CSU to learn more. don_doyle@cinfin.com (513) 870-2553

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