FSLSO Surplus Lines Informational Portal (SLIP)
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Becoming a SLIP User
SLIP offers a more secure environment for your data and it provides more functionality for managing the
transaction submissions than installed software allows. Being web-based, SLIP requires no user maintenance
as all updates by FSLSO will appear seamless to our users.
Upon the release of SLIP in December of 2005, all licensed and active surplus lines agents were provided an
email from FSLSO providing a username, password, and access link, along with instructions on how to log in
to your account. Newly licensed and appointed agents are provided their login credentials
(including username and password) and access to SLIP via email upon completion of a membership form.
If you have not received an email from FSLSO regarding your SLIP login credentials, it is possible that we have an
invalid email address for you on file and it is imperative that you contact our office immediately in order to provide
us with your most current information. Call the FSLSO at 800.562.4496 and contact either Lisa French (x106), Bryan Young (x129), or Brian Bogner (x104);
or alternately email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Agent SLIP
The FSLSO Agent Surplus Lines Information Portal (SLIP) was designed and developed to facilitate the surplus
lines agent reporting process to the FSLSO. All surplus lines agents are required to submit all policy
transactions and/or related documents via an Electronic Risk Submission (ERS) to FSLSO for review.
Policies and/or related documents may not be released until such documents have been filed with, and a
confirmation number has been provided to the agent by FSLSO.
Advantages of Using SLIP
The Agent SLIP was designed as a user friendly interface to collect pertinent information regarding surplus lines
policies and their associated transactions.
SLIP provides numerous functionalities including:
- Provides secure and immediate access to submitted data.
- Allows users access to view, report on and edit policy, transaction and coverage code data.
- Provides a means to electronically submit the Quarterly Affidavit
- Includes an FSLSO "mailbox" which is designed to distribute monthly and quarterly transaction reports and other
- Agent controlled security access to the site which allows the agent to have designated users submit
information on their behalf.
- Updated agent/agency contact information.
- Provides links to insurer financial data.
- Includes links to late-breaking industry and FSLSO news/events.
One of the more practical uses of SLIP is a user's ability to see exactly what has been filed with
FSLSO and the ability to make "real time" edits, allowing users to manage their submitted policy information.
You've asked, we've answered! Don't be late making your monthly/quarterly payments any longer. Save the
expense of issuing checks and mailing. No more overnight payments to be made!
You now have the availablity in SLIP to make electronic ACH payments for all invoices issued. From the home
page in SLIP, there is now a Pay Invoices tab listed at the top of the page. Once you have selected the tab,
you will see a listing of all open invoices and the total balance due grouped by assessment type. Check "Select
to pay" for each group of invoices that you wish to pay. Once you have selected the invoices to be paid, scroll
to the Payment Information section and enter your bank account information or select a bank account previously
entered from the drop down list. There is an option to save the bank account information for future use. Click
"Pay" after you have verified all information is correct and to submit your payment to our office. Please
print the confirmation page for your records.
Available Report Features
SLIP users also have the opportunity to run a variety of other reports including:
- Transactions-in-Question (TIQ) Report - The TIQ report allows the user to view all of the transactions that
are considered "questioned." What are questioned transactions? Questioned
transactions are transactions that do not meet one or more of FSLSO's business rules.
Each questioned transaction is assigned a TIQ Code. At the end of each report, a TIQ Code legend is
provided. TIQs require the agent's immediate attention, so this report should be run and reviewed frequently.
- Activity Summary Report - This report gives the user the number of submissions, policy count,
total premium, total fees, total taxes, and total assessments, for a selected time period.
- Agent Report Card - The report card provides you with detailed information about how the agent
performed during the quarter relative to FSLSO's reporting requirements. The report also shows how the
agent compares with other surplus lines agents in the industry.
Each agent is given a letter grade on the following elements:
- Percentage of transactions with no TIQ's
- Percentage of submissions accepted
- Percentage of Quarterly Affidavits filed on time
- Percentage of transactions submitted on time
Reports allow SLIP users to monitor a variety of information that is designed to help agents track their
business and maintain compliance within the industry.
Using the FTP Submit Software
In lieu of using the FSLSO Agent SLIP, you may opt to export your information into the required filing format.
Agents or Agencies exporting their own files for submission are required to use the FSLSO FTP Submission software.
The FSLSO FTP software and formatting documentation
are available on the FSLSO website.