Items filtered by date: July 2012

 August 2012

New Site -
Improved Functionality

The TMPAA is excited to have launched 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.  

 New Member Resources
- Now Available -

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 

  Buyer's Marketplace: Postings now available for your review

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.

New Members

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our new TMPAA members:

Program Administrators

Blue River Underwriters
Joseph Filardo
(503) 946-8301

CalSurance Associates
Lynn Johnson
(631) 390-0925

Condominium Insurance Specialists of America
Mark McLallen
(847) 870-7000

Leavitt Group Agency Association, LLC
K. Mac Naughtan
(435) 586-6553

Personal Care & Assisted Living Insurance Center
Brian Barrick
(800) 673-2558

TIS Nashville
Scott Hendricks
(615) 620-7561

World Wide Specialty programs
Dorothy Taylor
(631) 390-0925


Dowling Hales
John Kraska
(212) 592-5700

NxTech, Incorporated
Rex Fledderjohn
(513) 943-0000


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 Enterprise Mgmt.
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. 

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





TMPAA Social Media

Join the TMPAA on Linked In!


Click here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.






 State of Program
Business Study


Participation up 40% from the inaugural study!

Last day to participate and have access to the study's program business benchmarking 
data is

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.

 Click Here to access the survey.

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






12th and Final Course added to the University Catalog 

 Program Submission now available to TU Students

Target University coursework is geared for owners/CEOs or individuals that the owners and/or CEOs have chosen to potentially assume a major leadership role in the future.

Coursework would also be applicable for Insurance Company Program Leaders or individuals who could assume a major leadership role in the future.

Use the following links to learn more about this important opportunity for program business professionals.

Course Catalog and Demo

Requirement for the CPL Designation(Certified Programs Leader)

Frequently Asked Questions


Click here for the Target University home page to register and take University Courses.

Contact us for any Target University related questions you have, or to discuss options to have multiple people in your agency/company register for TU classes.




The Charitable arm of the TMPAA is organized  to give members a greater voice in deciding what organizations our funds will support.  

The TMPAA Charities Board is now accepting funding applications submitted by TMPAA members to choose our beneficiaries. 

Funding requests must fall into two areas:

1) Education 
2) Business Incubation 

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

      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

9:00pm until Midnight


Click Here for more information



 Lisa Arguello 



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