Batch Reporting Procedures

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  • June 4, 2010

    Detail added to the Batch Submission Manual; XML illustration, improved element definitions, and a new Q&A section.

  • May 21, 2010

    The County of Risk element was made optional.

Beginning July 1, 2010, brokerages will have two options to electronically submit policy information to the Surplus Line Association of Washington (SLAW). The Surplus Lines Information Portal (SLIP) is a secure web-based system that allows authorized brokerages to electronically submit policy information in following two ways:

1. Manual Data Entry – An authorized user can log in to SLIP to enter policy information for their brokerage one record at a time.

2. XML Batch Submission – An authorized user can log in to SLIP to upload a batch file containing policy data for one or more polices.

If you would like to electronically submit policy information using the XML Batch Submission method, please review the documentation below. The purpose of this documentation is to provide technical information on the SLAW batch submission process. The intended audience for this document includes technical resources that will work with the brokerage to extract policy data from the brokerage’s data management system for the purpose of creating submissions to SLAW. Technical resources typically include system architects, designers and developers with computer programming experience. It is assumed the reader of this document has an understanding of XML (Extensible Markup Language) and HTTP protocols.

We highly recommend testing new batch files on the SLIP TEST environment to ensure your batch submissions are valid prior to submitting them on the PRODUCTION environment. To make use of the TEST environment, please contact SLAW to acquire the TEST URL, username, and password.

Note: The system will not accept Microsoft Excel files saved as XML Data or XML Spreadsheet file types. Please follow the XML format described in the documentation below to create valid XML file.

XML Export Format & Schema for Brokerages