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 July 2012






New TMPAA Website Goes LIVE!

After almost 10 years of faithful service, our old TMPAA website has retired and is now resting comfortably on a retirement server in Florida.

Please visit the new website today.  Our goal is to create a platform that provides easy access to the resources and information the Association provides to its members.  Lots of fine tuning is planned until we get it perfect.


  New Member Resources
- Now Available -

Buyer's Marketplace

The TMPAA Buyer's Marketplace has been designed to assist Association Members who are considering selling their agency or book of business, and would like to confidentially review a list of potential buyers who are also members of the group.

The TMPAA Buyer's Marketplace will post information submitted by members that detail the type of purchase and program characteristic sought, as well as information about that agency's/ company's culture. 

The TMPAA is providing this marketplace as a service to members, and has no involvement in any resulting transactions.  The Association is not responsible for the content of the posted buyer information.  Any contacts or business transacted as a result of these postings is solely the business of the two parties involved in the discussion.

This is a fee based service, a portion of which will support TMPAA Charities.

Click Here  for more information.


Program Employment Bulletin Board

The TMPAA Employment Bulletin Board will post information submitted by member agencies/companies that detail positions they are seeking to fill.  Individuals will have the ability to confidentially review a list of employment opportunities posted by members of the group.

The TMPAA is providing the Employment Bulletin Board as a service to members, and has no involvement in any resulting employment transactions.  The Association is not responsible for the content of the posted position descriptions.  Any contacts or business transacted as a result of these postings is solely the business of the two parties involved in the discussion.

This is a fee based service, a portion of which will support TMPAA Charities. 

Click Here for more information.

Bringing additional resources to the table for TMPAA members, the Breckenridge Insurance Group is developing a service to assist Program Administrators with their core functions of program development, enhancement and placement. Learn more about Breckenridge InSpecialty Services and the seasoned professionals that will form the InSpecialty team.

Click Here for more information.



 3rd Annual
TMPAA Charities Casino Night
at the Summit
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, 2012

9:00 pm until Midnight

Lisa Arguello -


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



  TMPAA Social Media

Join the TMPAA on Linked In!


Click here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.


Where Program Business Gets Done

2012 TMPAA Annual Summit Meeting

Register Today!



October 29-31, 2012
Hyatt Regency
Scottsdale, AZ

The 2012 Summit takes place one week before the Presidential Election. The team of Carville and Matalin should provide interesting insights regarding the issues and impact of Decision 2012.

VJ Dowling, is one of the industry's most respected analysts. Expect a valuable assessment about the state of the insurance marketplace and a look ahead for what to expect in the coming months.

Our last Summit was attended by over 750 Program Professionals including 175 Program Agencies and 54 Carriers. The TMPAA Summit clearly is "Where Program Business Gets Done" 

Keynote Speakers:
James Carville & Mary Matalin  

Industry Speaker: VJ Dowling,
Dowling and Partners Securities 

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


Click Here for complete information.





TMPAA Carrier
Meet and Greet

Unparalleled Access to Program Business Decision Makers

Plan to meet the 52 Program Markets of the TMPAA at the 12th Annual Summit

The "Carrier Meet and Greet" event is once again planned for this year's Summit, scheduled immediately following the  General Session on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:30 am.  This event will ensure that 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. 

Our traditional carrier meetings will still occur later that same afternoon for more formal exploration of program business opportunities.

All attendees are encouraged to use the Online Meeting Request available on the TMPAA site, and explore the posted appetites of all our carrier companies.  

Expect more information about the Carrier Meet and Greet event in the coming weeks. Plan to meet your next program business partner at this event at the Summit.



 The TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

Keep your Eye on the Ball and
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.

Plan to arrive early and enjoy this networking opportunity.  Our Tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack there of) levels.
This year's 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:







 Time to Participate in the 2012 

State of Program
Business Study


The 2nd Annual State of Program Business Study is underway!

The TMPAA and the research team at Advisen Ltd., are very excited to offer you the opportunity of participating in the Second Annual "State of Program Business" Study. Our initial research provided valuable information about the size and dynamics of the Program Business Marketplace. A committee of your Program Business peers and the Advisen team have developed the 2012 Study to track changes to this market segment, and explore other areas critical to program administration. Our goal is to have all TMPAA members participate. The results will provide valuable tools to assist with your future program business planning. Full results will only be available to TMPAA members who participate in the research.

It should only take about 5 minutes to participate! Program Administrator and Carrier Members who complete the survey, will receive the full research report and be entered into a drawing to win one of two prizes, a New iPad or a Kindle Fire.

 Click Here to access the survey.

The 2012 study is sponsored by Association members Scottsdale Insurance Company and Western Heritage Insurance Company.





2012 TMPAA Rough Notes Supplement

Special Print, Digital, and Video Marketing Opportunity for TMPAA Members Only


Last Call

Deadline to secure your representation in the Supplement is tomorrow!

Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2012 issue exclusively to Target Markets.  Our previous nine supplements were a tremendous success.  Last year's supplement was well over 150 pages. 

Here's what you get:

  • A full-page feature article about your company and a full page, four-color advertisement within the Target Markets Special Section for $5,000.
  • A full-page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite ad.  
  • 500 color reprints of your ad and article for $1 each.   
  • FREE EXPANDED EXPOSURE - Your feature in the Target Markets Special Section is now seen by an additional 25,000 monthly readers of the Rough Notes magazine online.
  • EXCITING NEW ENHANCEMENT - For an additional $2,500, Rough Notes Digital Services will produce an exceptionally high quality business video promoting your company.  The video will significantly increase your audience and exposure.  

Click here to see a sample of the Ad and Feature Article
Click here to see a Video sample


Next up: A Brand New

The TMPAA is excited to be taking the final steps toward launching an improved The new 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 find out how you can list your programs on the new site, contact Sarah Ayars today.  





 Share your News with TMPAA Members

The new TMPAA website provides members and visitors with a selection of Industry News, General Business News, and most importantly, Association Member News. 

Submit your Agency's/Company's news release and we can post it for your Association peers to see. 

See Todays Business News on the new TMPAA website. 

Send Us Your News to Post 






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