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Why do you need a surplus lines broker bond?

You are required to get a bond as a surplus lines broker to protect your clients. If you do not follow all the laws and regulations of your state, a claim can be filed on your bond.

What's your bond cost?

Bond costs vary by applicant, bond amount, bond type & the agency you choose. You can get a general idea of costs using our Quick Estimate tool to the right or an exact quote instantly online!

Why our rates are so low

When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.


Frequent Questions

What is the process?

Apply, get approved online, sign the indemnity agreement, pay on our website and we will ship your bond to you.

Is a bond needed for each broker or one for the entire agency?

It depends on the state. Some states require brokers to obtain bonds individually, while others exempt brokers who operate on behalf of a bonded surplus lines broker business from the bond requirement. To find the bond requirements of the state in which you operate, view our state requirement list. If it is not listed, contact the state directly to determine their requirements as they may have changed.

What are the licensing requirements to become a surplus lines broker?

Requirements are different from state to state. You will need to check with your state's insurance department to see what is needed to obtain a surplus lines broker license.

Where can I get a surplus lines broker bond form?

We have the forms on file. If do not have your bond, you need to get it from the obligee (the one requiring the bond).

What if a false claim is filed on my bond?

You must contact the bond company that wrote your bond. We can provide you the contact information if necessary.


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Our company has been with JW Surety for several years now so when we needed to obtain a bond for a new company, we immediately went to them for help. Our rep, Melissa, was extremely helpful and prompt which made the process extremely easy for me.
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Trying to get a local Surety Bond was like driving a car on three tires. I searched Surety Bonds and found JW Surety Bonds. I got online and filled out the information and with in 30 minutes received a response from Melissa. She was informative, friendly and helpful. One more super satisfied customer.

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