Items filtered by date: September 2012

October 23, 2012 -There have been some noteworthy mergers, especially among wholesalers. And there are signs that large retail brokerages that gave up their wholesale operations during the Spitzer investigations may be "niching" their way back into wholesale.

October 22, 2012 - OSC, an insurance and risk management services and products provider for large and small financial institutions, has launched a Tenant Policy Offering (TPO) protection program for owners of rental properties. TPO pairs job-loss/unemployment protection with tenant liability insurance coverage.

St. Paul, MN, October 19, 2012 -- The new programs are Management and Professional Liability including EPLI and Third Party Liability for Public Entity and School Board officials on an individual risk or group basis.  Stonebridge recently brought on board Bruce Henriksen to manage these programs which are underwritten on behalf of Sparta Specialty Insurance Company.

Columbia, SC, October 8, 2012 -- Dovetail Insurance, a leading provider of cloud-based insurance product delivery services for property-casualty insurance carriers, MGAs and brokers, has won the Palmetto Pillar Award for cloud computing.

Columbia, SC, October 4, 2012 – Dovetail Insurance, the leading supplier of cloud-based insurance product delivery services for property-casualty carriers, MGAs and brokers, was named to the 2012 Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

 October 2012 - Summit Edition

 12th Annual 
TMPAA Summit Checklist


Here are a few details to help maximize your time at the Summit:
Meet me under the TMPAA Banner - If you are coordinating meetings at the event, the best spot to connect is under the TMPAA Banner near our registration table.  A large networking lounge will be available at that location.  Expect plenty of signage directing you to all the events in the hotel. 
Registration table will open on Monday at 9:00am.

Carrier Meet & Greet/ Meetings - The Meet and Greet will take place at 10:30am on Tuesday with additional meeting opportunities from 1:00-5:00pm. Onsite contact information for carriers will be available at the TMPAA registration desk.

Association Receptions - We have two evening Networking Receptions on Monday and Tuesday starting at 5:00pm.  Plan to attend both!

Workshops/Presentations are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday.  No pre-registration necessary.


  • Lloyds Panel Discussion - What can the Lloyd's market offer Target Markets Program Managers?
  • TMPAA Program Business Study Results Presentation


  • The ABC's of RPG's
  • Agency Website Development - With a little help from your friends

Click Here for complete workshop descriptions. 

TMPAA Trade Show - Schedule a time to review the products from our Association vendors. The vendor trade show opens at 1:00pm on Monday and remains open through the Tuesday evening networking reception.

Click Here to view information pages on all our Vendors. 

General Sessions - Please plan to attend the General Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00am.  We will be providing a few important updates about our Association before turning the spotlight over to Keynote Speakers Mary Matalin and James Carville on Tuesday and VJ Dowling on Wednesday.
TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home" - Support our troops by stopping at our table in the Vendor Trade Show.  Pack a box and write a letter of support to one of our service men and women serving in active duty areas of the world.
Name Tags - We made it easy to locate Members, Carriers, Vendors and Member Prospects by color coding the name tags.  Carrier Partners are yellow, Vendor Partners are blue, Agency Members are white and Member Prospects are red.

Click Here for complete meeting information.




New Markets
New Members

The TMPAA now has 255 Program Administrator Members, 55 Program Carriers, and 70 Vendors that provide services to this group.  Please welcome our newest members:


New Program Carrier: 

ProSight Specialty Insurance
Larry Hannon
(973) 532-1902


New Program Administrators:  

Tejas American General Agency, LLC
Ron Ortega
(512) 346-0030

Southern Insurance Underwriters, LLC
Joe Geracie
(678) 498-4510

The Wright Insurance Group
Joseph Peiser
(516) 767-6049

SIS Insurance
Phillip Salvagio
(760) 599-7242

New Vendors: 

Island Financial Insurance Associates, Inc.
Gary Galeotti
(253) 678-2569

Athens Administrators
Michael Landa

(909) 451-1710

George Bucur

(440) 392-6543

Sterne Agee
Bill Yankus

(347) 957-2772

Contego Services Group, LLC
Jessica Custer

(954) 556-1616





With a very close Presidential Election one week after the conclusion of the Summit, our Keynote speakers James Carville and Mary Matalin will be advocating strongly for their respective candidates.  The interview format should be both informative and entertaining.

Here is an opportunity to ask one or both individuals of this political power couple your question about the election.

Click Here to submit a question.  We will get to as many of them as possible during the conversation.


Key Meeting Sponsors

Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
Hudson Insurance
The Hartford
Scottsdale Insurance
Western Heritage
Lexington Insurance
TRISTAR Risk Management
Breckenridge Insurance Group




Speed Dating with 53 Program Markets

Carrier Meet and Greet

This event is once again planned for the Summit, scheduled immediately following the General Session on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:30.  Program Administrator attendees will be able to connect with all of our carrier members.  It has been referred to as the "speed dating" portion of the Summit.

Plan to meet your next program business partner!


...and don't forget to pick up your TMPAA backpack at this event!



Important Hotel Reminder

The TMPAA purchases a very large block of rooms in the Hyatt Regency and is therefore responsible to ensure they are full and paid for. 

Please contact the Association if you need to cancel your hotel reservation.  A two night minimum payment is owed for rooms cancelled after October 15, but we can generally backfill rooms from our wait list to make everyone happy.

Contact us if you need to cancel your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency.  Thank you


Schedule a Target Programs Demo

The TMPAA is excited to have launched an improved The site features an enhanced search that makes it easier for agents to find the markets they need and an improved Outlet Center for our program administrators. The revamping of this website is an integral part of maintaining Target Programs' position as the most cost-effective tool for connecting retail agents with our program administrator members.

To schedule a demo at the Summit and find out how you can list your programs on the site, contact Sarah Ayars today.




 Additional Program Marketing Assistance with TPMS (Target Programs Marketing Services

The TPMS' team is well-versed in all aspects of program marketing including:

  • Brand development (identity/positioning)
  • Media strategy
  • Strategic analysis of competitive set
  • Creative/graphic design
  • Website design/upgrade/programming
  • Online marketing
  • Marketing plan development/budgeting
  • Social media strategies

To schedule a discussion at the Summit about your specific program / agency marketing needs, contact Reg Pierce today.




TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament 


Keep your Eye on the Ball &
Meet your Next
Program Business


The proceeds from our networking Golf Tournament is the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.  We need sponsors to make this work.

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between Carriers, Program Administrators and Vendors.  Our tournaments have all been tremendous successes. The tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack there of) levels.
The tournament will be played at the event hotel.
Click Here to request a Golf Hole Sponsorship.

Click Here to access the Networking Golf Registration
All participants must also be registered to attend the 12th Annual Summit.

Tournament is sponsored by:



Enter to Win 
Breakfast with our Keynote Speakers

Support TMPAA Charities and enter to win breakfast and a photo with James Carville and Mary Matalin. Look for entry forms at the Summit!

$10 donation



3rd Annual
TMPAA Charities Casino Night

provided by

York Programs has once again teamed up with TMPAA Charities to bring back this popular format for Program Business Networking at the 12th Annual Summit to benefit the American Red Cross and TMPAA Charities.

Hyatt Regency Resort,
Target Markets Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

Date: Tuesday, October 30

9:00pm until Midnight

Click Here for more information. 





Click Here for more information about TMPAA Charities and funding your favorite organization





Great New Way to follow the TMPAA at the 12th Annual Summit

Follow us for TMPAA updates throughout the meeting.




TMPAA LinkedIn Group Nears
600 Users!


Join the TMPAA on Linked In!


Click here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group. 

Check out the latest Member News!


Alteris Announces Acquisition of Sonoma Risk Insurance Agency and New Contract Litigation Insurance Program 

Tejas American General Launches TAGA Program Managers

Willis Launches Insurance Program to Provide Unique Solutions to Pizza Delivery Industry

Breckenridge Insurance Group Names Eichhorn CEO of Property Casualty Operations

Click Here to read stories.



KENNESAW, GA -- Breckenridge Insurance Group regrouped its property casualty insurance operations naming Michael Eichhorn, CPCU, as president and chief executive officer of Breckenridge Insurance Services, its brokerage division.  Eichhorn will direct strategic initiatives and oversee day-to-day operations of its ten offices.

September 27, 2012 - Tejas American General Agency (TAGA,) a Texas-based specialist in surplus lines and wholesale insurance services, announced the launch of a new program development division, TAGA Program Managers LLC.

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