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.
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Targeting Talent Trophy
Application Deadline - 9/13Tysers, 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:
Sponsorship will include flights to London, transfers and accommodation for the duration of the stay.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Program AdministratorsWestern Experts in Transportation
Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc.
The Holdren Insurance Group
NASW Assurance Services, Inc.
Resort Hotel Insurance Services
"Getting Business Done"
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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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.