Items filtered by date: July 2013

August 29, 2013 - Cochrane & Company has combined general liability and property insurance for its ARMS program for the shooting sports industry, which includes ammunition, firearms manufacturing, and all supporting specialties. The coverage is backed by a carrier rated A by A.M. Best with a financial size category of Class XIV.

The Woodlands, TX, Aug. 29, 2013 – More than 250 high-producing insurance agents will be arriving in The Woodlands from 20 states and 163 cities when The Woodlands Financial Group stages its 2014 TWFG Insurance Services convention here from June 26 through 29.

Schaumburg, Ill., August 27, 2013 – Zurich, a leading property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, recently appointed Paul Mihulka as Vice President & Head of New Programs, a key component of the company’s Programs & Direct Markets business.

HOUSTON, August 19, 2013– The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has appointed Richard “Gordy” Bunch, president and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group, to its Insurance and Risk Management Center’s Advisory Council serving the UHD College of Business.

August 5, 2013 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Gridiron Insurance Underwriters, Inc., a program manager that specializes in program business on a regional and national basis through select retail and wholesale producers, has announced a new product.


 August 2013

13th Annual Summit

October 21-23
Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Register Today!

Summit Presentations/

  • Achieving Success with New (start up) Program Proposals
  • 2013 TMPAA Program Business Study Results Presentation
  • Identifying and Developing Leaders in your Organization
  • Building a Successful Rate Monitoring Program
  • Capital Options| Succession Planning | Management Recapitalization
  • Creative Scenarios in Sharing Risk

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Hotel Reservations

Carrier and Vendor Information Pages

Online Meeting Requests

Keynote Speaker:
Carly Fiorina

Industry Speaker:
Mike Foley
CEO Zurich North America 

Key Meeting Sponsors
Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
The Hartford
Hudson Insurance
Scottsdale Insurance
Western Heritage
Lexington Insurance
Oak Street Funding
TRISTAR Risk Management
Breckenridge Insurance Group


Targeting Talent Trophy 

10 Day Educational Assignment in London

Sponsored by Tysers

Application Deadline - 9/13

Tysers, working with the TMPAA, is proud to sponsor the "Targeting Talent Trophy" which looks to provide a selected individual, from a Program Administrator member of the Association, the opportunity to travel to London for a 10 day educational assignment during the spring of 2014.

The selected applicant will leave London with a comprehensive understanding of how Program Business is transacted in the London market, spending time with the Tysers' broking team and various Lloyd's syndicates. There will be a focus on all aspects of transacting Program Business in London from client introduction through placement to accounting and claims.

This educational assignment is targeting applicants with:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with a Program Administrator
  • Potential future carrier relationship responsibilities
  • Interest in broadening their experience to include knowledge of the London Market 

Sponsorship will include flights to London, transfers and accommodation for the duration of the stay.

TMPAA members interested in this opportunity will need to complete the Targeting Talent Trophy Application and submit by September 13. Based on individual responses, the top 10 applications will be selected. From this group of 10, one application will be randomly selected as the 2013 Targeting Talent Trophy winner. The winner will be announced at the 13th Annual Summit in October.

Click Here to complete an application.



News from our Members

ProHost USA Launches Data Breach Endorsement for Restaurants

Cover-All Adds Three Carriers to List of Cover-All Policy Customers

NAS Insurance Services Introduces Enhanced Coverage for Residential Care and Long Term Care Facilities

Click here to read more stories.

Submit your news today!

Click here to send us your agency's/ company's news release and we can post it for your Association peers to see. 


Participate in the 2013 Program Business Study

Study Closes this Month

Seeking 100% Member Participation

The TMPAA and the research team at Advisen Ltd. would like all members to participate in the 2013 State of Program Business Study. The results will provide valuable tools to assist with your future program business planning.

As with previous studies, all individual responses will be kept confidential. The results of this study will be discussed at the 13th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ (October 21-23).

Participants who complete the survey will have access to the full research report and be entered into a drawing to win one of several passes to the upcoming Summit.

Click Here if you did not receive a link to the study. We will have a specialized link for your agency/company sent to you. 

Special thanks to our Study Sponsors:



Need a new Corporate Photo?

Still using that photo with a full head of hair, the absence of wrinkles, holding your high school diploma?  Help is on the way.

The TMPAA has made arrangements to have a professional photographer at the October Summit to take that corporate headshot you need for print media, websites, LinkedIn, and all other media that requires your image.  The Association will email you the high resolution file following the event.

A two hour window will be available on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Interested parties will be assigned a time slot, so no more than a few minutes away from your business meetings will be required.

Photographs are $75 dollars, a portion of which will benefit TMPAA Charities. 

Click Here to reserve your time slot on Tuesday afternoon.

TMPAA Carrier
"Meet and Greet"

Unparalleled Access to Program Business Decision Makers

Plan to meet the 50 program markets of the TMPAA

The "Carrier Meet and Greet" event is once again planned for this year's Summit, scheduled immediately following the general session on Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30am. This event  ensures program administrator attendees can connect with all participating 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.


PA Networking Bulletin Board

The TMPAA Program Administrator Networking Bulletin Board provides program administrators attending our events the ability to connect with each other regarding specific areas of interest. Post the issue for which you would like to connect with your peers and other attendees can contact you to meet at the Summit.

Click Here to submit your post for the Networking Bulletin Board. The link is also available on the current meeting page of the TMPAA site for future access.

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Meet your next Program Partner
at the TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

Arrive early for the Summit and participate in the tournament -
October 21 at 7:30am

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between carriers, program administrators and vendors. The tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack thereof) levels.  Participants must also be registered to attend the 13th Annual Summit.

Sponsors Needed

Click Here to learn about sponsorship opportunities

Click Here to access the Networking Golf Registration

Proceeds from our Tournament are the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.

Tournament sponsored by:

New Members!

Program Administrators

Western Experts in Transportation
Doug Ferguson
(360) 297-4844

Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc.               
Howard Siegel
(845) 796-3400

The Holdren Insurance Group
Chuck Holdren
(310) 356-5800

NASW Assurance Services, Inc.
Tony Benedetto
(301) 668-4875

Resort Hotel Insurance Services
Brooks Chase
(804) 525-2022


Beth Bartlick
(860) 616-2604

"Getting Business Done"

One Thousand
Dollar Vendor Trade Show Challenge

The TMPAA has over 70 vendor partners that provide products and services for effective program administration and agency management. We would like to provide you with an incentive to explore these services and determine if they could bring value to your operation.

One of our vendors will be working with the Association staff for this incentive. No one will know the vendor identity. During the Summit, the 5th program administrator or carrier attendee who visits this vendor's trade show table and asks the contest question, "How can your product or service help me get business done" will win a One Thousand Dollar AMEX gift card from the TMPAA. We will not announce or inform the winner until the general session on Wednesday morning.

The more vendor services you learn about, the greater your chances of walking away with One Thousand Dollars, and potentially a valuable resource for your business.  

It's a win, win for everyone.

The "Getting Business Done" Trade Show Challenge is sponsored by:

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in the TMPAA Group

Click Here to participate in the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.

Advisory Board

- Looking for a few good PAs -

The Nomination Committee of the TMPAA Advisory Board was established to maintain a pool of candidates that would be available to fill slots on the Board as they become available.

If you are interested in learning more about the requirements for Advisory Board membership, contact Ray Scotto for additional information.  

Click Here to see a list of our current Board Members.