Atlantic Specialty Lines is one of the nation’s top rated MGA, according to a recent report by Insurance Business America. The publication surveyed thousands of insurance agents across the nation to rate the performance of MGAs in seven categories.

Of the hundreds of MGAs rated, 30 stood out from the crowd and were awarded five-start status in one or more of the seven categories. And of those 30, ASL was one of only seven MGAs to earn five-star recognition in all seven categories: underwriting responsiveness and turnaround time, claims responsiveness and turnaround time, premium pricing, range of carriers, MGA reputation, automation, and marketing support.

“This is a tremendous honor for ASL, and we’re thankful for the many agents who have made us their go-to MGA,” said Seth Johnson, ASL’s chief operations officer. “It’s our ability to offer such a broad range of product lines and quality carriers that can make a real difference in helping agents find the best solutions for their clients.”

ASL is an independently-owned wholesale insurance brokerage and MGA offering independent insurance agents access to admitted and non-admitted carriers, including Lloyds of London. ASL offers more than 250 commercial, personal, and professional product lines with a specialty in coastal properties, habitational, vacant buildings, general liability, and marine coverages.

ASL was founded in 1996 with its corporate headquarters in Richmond, VA, and today has offices in Clearwater, FL; Illinois; Louisiana; Miami, FL; New York; Pennsylvania; Richmond, VA; Texas and Tennessee with licensing authority to write business in 42 states. As a wholesale MGA, ASL specializes in the excess and surplus (E&S) lines market which offers coverage to customers with hard-to-place risks that the standard market is unable or willing to insure.

Given the ever-changing nature of insurance coverages today, particularly in the E&S market, agents look to MGAs to help them and their clients navigate the many coverage options available to find solutions for businesses both big and small.

“At ASL, we want to be the agents’ best resource to understand complex coverages in as simple and direct a way as possible so they are free to build relationships with their clients and grow their businesses,” said Johnson. “When an agent tells us that their client is happy, we know we did our job.”