Registrations Now Accepted for the
Mid Year Meeting
Expect Revolutionary Ideas
from Proven Program
The TMPAA continues celebrating its 10th Year of promoting excellence in Program Administration. Attendees at the Mid Year Meeting in Boston can expect the following:
"The Most Intensive Three Days of Program Related Issues You'll Ever Experience"
Keynote Speaker: Tom Peters
Bestselling Prophet of Management Revolution
Industry Speaker: John Doyle
President and CEO Chartis U.S.
Click here for Registrations, Hotel Reservations, Agenda, and complete Mid Year Meeting Information.
Key Meeting Sponsors
Breckenridge IS, Inc.
Company with a Meeting Sponsorship
Position your Company as a leader in Program Business.
Click here to view available sponsorship opportunities at the TMPAA Mid year Meeting
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Contact us to discuss a plan that works for you.
Welcome New Members
(since our last newsletter)
ABA Insurance Services, Inc.
Atlas General Ins. Services, LLC
Atlass Special Risks
Metro Insurance Services
NBIS Construction & Transport Underwriters, Inc.
Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc.
Overby Seawell Company
Promont Advisors LLC
TPA Insurance Agency
Carl Warren & Company
Mutual Boiler Re
SeaBright Insurance Company, Inc.
General Star Management Co.
State National Companies
Torus Specialty Ins. Co.
Jeremy Hitzig is the CEO of The Distinguished Programs Group, a New York-based program administrator specializing in the real estate industry. Jeremy has been a TMPAA Board Member since 2008. Distinguished Programs was a founding member of Target Markets and is a recipient of the Best Practices designation.
"I welcome the challenge to continue building the TMPAA which has become an important resource for Program Administrators, and for this industry segment in setting benchmarks for Best Practice standards The next two years will see the implementation of additional supports for program business professionals, the most exciting of which will be Target University and our CPL (Certified Programs Leader) Designation. Our most important role, however, continues to be in expanding the opportunities for business development between the administrators, carriers and vendor members of the Association. I am fortunate to have a group of dedicated program business experts working with me to accomplish these important tasks, and would like to acknowledge the tremendous job Bill Kronenberg did moving the TMPAA forward over the past two years.â€ť
- Jeremy Hitzig
Click Here to meet the 2011 TMPAA Board Members.
Silent Auction - Support for our Troops Planned for TMPAA Mid Year Meeting
Thanks to the donations of TMPAA Members in 2010, our charitable organization was able to provide $5000 dollar grants to five organizations who applied via a member of the Association. In addition, TMPAA Charities has invested in over 40 businesses through the Micro Loan organization, Kiva. We are in the process of reinvesting thousands of dollars supporting new businesses through that group. Your contributions have made a difference. Thank you.
Events Planned for the TMPAA
Mid Year Meeting:
Do you have a skill you are willing to donate, a service you are willing to contribute, a piece of valuable sports memorabilia, or vacation time at a beach house?
We are asking members of the Association to donate items of value to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Supporting our Troops
TMPAA Charities will be supporting our troops again at the Mid Year Meeting. The Charities board has chosen a group that operates in the Boston area to once again provide care packages for soldiers in active duty locations.
TMPAA Charities will be purchasing the contents of 100 packages that our group will pack and secure in boxes that will then be shipped to our service men and women around the world.
More information about how you can participate to follow.
Request for Proposals
The Charities Board is accepting proposals to fund organizations in your communities that focus on Education or Business Development. Grants will be distributed at the end of each year.
Services for your Program Business
Are you taking advantage of the TMPAA services developed in partnership with our Vendor members? Please consider the following:
Agency Disaster Recovery Planning Assessment
The TMPAA has partnered with Agility Recovery Solutions to provide an assessment of your agency's preparedness for a significant business interruption. Take this four-minute online survey in order to receive a free disaster recovery review of your agency. Offering this valuable resource to your producer base can also protect your business, so please feel free to forward the survey.
Supportive Insurance Services specializes in non-resident licensing and licensing maintenance for agents, agencies, adjusters and companies of all sizes. Outsourcing all your insurance licensing will save you time, headaches and money. Spend more time selling and meeting with clients by outsourcing this important agency function.
Click Here to complete a two minute survey and see how this works for your business.
MGA Contract Reviews
Development of a solid MGA Contract with your Carrier Partner is a critical first step in building a successful and profitable business relationship. A professional review of that contract in the development or renegotiation process is a service now provided by TMPAA Vendor, Wilson Elser.
Click Here for more information about this new service.
Have your Agency recognized as a best in class operation at the 2011 Mid Year Meeting
For additional information about the TMPAA Best Practices Designation, contact: Ray Scotto â€“ Executive Director - at (877) 347-5700.
TMPAA Marketing Campaign Competition Announced
TMPAA is teaming up with the highly regarded Insurance Marketing & Communication Association (IMCA) to offer all TMPAA Program Administrator Members the opportunity to submit their best marketing campaigns. The inaugural award will be called the TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award.
Now is the time to start reviewing past-yearâ€™s marketing campaigns and decide which initiative or initiatives will be your operationâ€™s best entry for the TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award competition. Three winning campaigns will be announced at the Mid Year Meeting.
Click Here for submission information and application.
Marketing Workshop Planned for TMPAA Mid Year Meeting
Ten Steps to Building your Marketing Plan
The Mid Year meeting will include an educational workshop focused on program business marketing. The workshop will be led by seasoned marketing professional, Reg Pierce, now working with Breckenridge IS on corporate marketing and branding. The workshop offers program business owners and senior marketing executives a solid understanding of the key elements of a well-conceived marketing plan. The 10 steps will address:
Several case studiesâ€“presented by Tripp Craig, VP at Avizent Alternative Risk and Richard Look, President of Vertibrandsâ€“will demonstrate how many of these planning tools and strategies are actually implemented in the marketplace.
Monday, May 9 from 2:00-4:00pm
Sponsored by Avizent
Other Workshops Planned for the Mid Year Meeting
Best Review - Interactive White Paper Webinar
10 Reasons why Program
Click Here to hear prominent TMPAA Members discuss the current state of Program Business and the key elements for successful program administration.
Includes the following TMPAA Members:
Did you attend the Summit as a Non Member?
We Want You!
Click Here for the TMPAA Membership page.
Contact our Membership Coordinator Monica Elischer for more information.
Donâ€™t just join our Linked In group,
The TMPPA group on Linked In is exclusive to members. Feel free to utilize this networking site as a venue to showcase your products, ask questions and interact with the Association. Go ahead, start a discussion!
Click Here to add your name to the TMPAA Group recently formed on Linked In.
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