Arleen and Ted Taveras

We’re the founders of Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc., better known as ILSA.  We’ve enjoyed tremendous success and personal fulfillment in the insurance industry.  Now we want to share all we’ve learned with others.

We want to help YOU succeed, too.

Both of us started in New York City, working for banking and law firms before joining the London insurance brokerage, J. H. Minet (later acquired by Aon).  Twenty years ago we created ILSA.  Using emerging technologies, ILSA brings licensing and compliance services once available only to the biggest brokerages to agencies of every size.  We’re proud to have grown our team from a handful of dedicated individuals to a 50+ strong team of experts in insurance licensing, surplus lines tax filings and corporate compliance.

 

Our work has taken us to some beautiful locations: British Columbia, Vail, the Bahamas and Hawaii.  We’ve gotten soaking wet white-water rafting, screamed while zip lining over stunning canyons and sat white-knuckled through ride-alongs with pro racing drivers.  It’s been an incredible journey!

Our Texas team continues to handle the licensing and compliance needs of thousands of insurance agencies and insurance companies – and over 20,000 individual producers – each year.  ILSA clients can confidently unburden themselves from frustrations of regulatory compliance, a nuanced and ever-changing environment.

Still, for many, spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to outsource compliance to ILSA just isn’t an option.  For years, these folks have asked for copies of our internal guides or requested that we fly to their offices to conduct in-house training.  But it just wasn’t practical to redirect ILSA’s manpower to make it happen.  We needed a new approach.

That’s why we’re so excited about this new platform!

SPOT ON INSURANCE builds on a foundation of sharing knowledge and resources.  We’re distilling all the knowledge that our team has amassed over the last 20 years and reaching out to the industry regulators and thought leaders with whom we’ve built long-lasting relationships to produce a multi-format learning program.

 

Our cornerstone is our free podcast series.  It brings together experts from every compliance discipline to share their knowledge and discuss the latest industry trends.  Podcasts are in English with Spanish soon to come.
Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what we’ve learned and the latest news about what’s happening now to reshape our industry.

When you’re ready to delve deeper, we have engaging online courses.  They offer “how-to” instructions and best practices for handling insurance licensing, surplus lines tax filings, corporate tax compliance and the myriad of other tasks needed to remain in good standing with industry regulators.

We also offer comprehensive online guides that bring the essential regulatory information from all fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico together in one place!

 

1997

Inception of ILSA

Finally a solution for Outsourcing insurance licensing through an automated highly efficient process

 

1998

Corporates and Annuals

The Annual Return Service is developed due to the request of our early clients!

 

2002

Sanctions Notifications

2004

Surplus Lines Tax Filing

2007

Mergers & Acquisitions

With the uptick of Mergers & Acquisitions we developed an insurance compliance due diligence service

 

2010

Surplus Lines and Corporate Compliance Reviews

2009

DBA Filings

Another headache resolved for our clients: Secretary of State DBA filings!

 

2014

SLIC is deployed

2017

The Creation of Spot On Insurance

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Ted Taveras

CO-FOUNDER
TTAVERAS@SOITEAM.COM

Arleen Taveras

CO-FOUNDER
ATAVERAS@SOITEAM.COM

Belinda Holmes

MARKETING MANAGER
BHOLMES@SOITEAM.COM

Christian Maysonet

GRAPHICS ANIMATION SPECIALIST CMAYSONET@SOITEAM.COM

Stephanie Salcedo

MARKETING SPECIALIST
SSALCEDO@SOITEAM.COM