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Loose Leaf Publications


Listed below is a description of each Loose Leaf publication offered by the SFAA. Many of these items are available for Members/Subscribers. Click on the appropriate link below to view or purchase the item of interest.  



Manual of Rules, Procedures and Classifications for Fidelity, Forgery and Surety Bonds: 

This Manual contains fidelity, forgery and surety underwriting rules, loss costs, rating plans, risk types and class codes. Purchasers of the Manual will receive updated Manual pages until update service is cancelled by the purchaser. The Surety & Fidelity Association of America reserves the right to impose a periodic maintenance fee to defray the printing and distribution costs of the updated Manual pages. You are free to opt out of the Manual page update service at the time of purchase (See order form).

Note: You must be a member of the Association or an agent appointed by a member company in order to purchase this manual. Evidence of appointment must accompany order.

Available Online for Members/Subscribers

Binder of Standard Fidelity and Forgery Forms:

This binder contains standard forms of bonds, policies, riders, endorsements and applications that were promulgated by The Surety & Fidelity Association of America for the fidelity, forgery and crime lines of business.

Available Online for Members/Subscribers

Public Works Bond Statutes:

This publication includes the text of the performance and payment bond statutes of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For each state, there is a commentary describing the state's Little Miller Act and any unusual ways in which it has been interpreted. This publication is a loose-leaf notebook with separate tabs for each state, and it can be supplemented as amendments or court decisions warrant.

Research current through 1998.

Survey of Bond Requirements for Mortgage Brokers and Lenders:

This publication is designed to provide information about the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the service of a competent professional should be sought.

Laws, regulations and bond forms regarding surety bond requirements for mortgage brokers and lenders change frequently. Please note the information provided is the information available as of the date of this Survey. If you note any incorrect information, or if you become aware of any legislative enactments, bond form revisions or regulatory changes regarding mortgage broker or lender surety bonds, please contact SFAA at (202) 463-0600.

Research current through December 2011

Available Online for Members

Cancellation/Non-renewal (Fidelity/Surety) Manual:

This is a general reference aid which sets forth the cancellation and non-renewal statutes and regulations relative to bonds and policies for each state. Each state page references the relevant statutory notice provision for:

  1. Cancellations;
  2. Non-renewals;
  3. Increase in premium/decrease in coverage; and
  4. Block withdrawals.

Research current through 2000.

Available Online for Members

Workers Compensation Survey:

This publication provides information regarding the self-insurance workers' compensation bond requirement for each state. Each state page includes information regarding:

  1. Whether a surety bond is required;
  2. The required bond amount;
  3. Whether the bond incurs cumulative liability;
  4. Whether the bond form contains an aggregate liability clause;
  5. A description of the cancellation clause; and
  6. Whether the liability is on a "last-on surety" basis.

Research current through 5/24/2010. Last updated 12/13/2012 for Pennsylvania.

Available Online for Members

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Phone: 202-463-0600 • Fax: 202-463-0606