Items filtered by date: November 2017

October 30, 2017 - Piscataway, NJ - ValueMomentum Inc., a provider of software and services to the insurance, healthcare and financial services industries, announced today the availability of Version 1.3 of its BizDynamics - Digital Engagement Platform.

Okemos, MI, October 30, 2017 – NetRate Systems, a provider of high-performance software solutions for the insurance industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Lewis as Director of Client Services.

October 27, 2017 - American International Group Inc. said it would include cyber coverage to its commercial casualty insurance during the first quarter of 2018, a move that would boost rates but make it clearer how customers are covered if they are the

The Target Markets Program Administrator Association (TMPAA) recognized 11 members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 17th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.

Recipients of the CPL Designation completed and passed required Target University courses, and met program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association. “The mission of Target University and the CPL Designation is also the overarching goal of the Association, which is to promote best practices in program administration,” stated Tony Campisi, TMPAA President.  “The CPL Designation recognizes the specialized skill sets of program administrators. The fact that we now have almost 100 members with the designation speaks to its value.”

CPL Designation recipients included Daren D'Ippolito, Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, Calen Foster, Ron Green, Annika Marie Jurun, Mark Lonneman, Gary Miller, Jaclyn M. Pahura, Kimberly Bushong Petrillo, Jack Russell and Bob Wooldridge.

“My involvement with the University and the CPL Designation continues to be a great honor,” indicated Greg Thompson, TMPAA Past President and University Dean. “All of our CPL recipients demonstrate their mastery with the crucial aspects of successful program administration covered in the required coursework and have a solid resume of work in programs. I am proud to be associated with them all.”

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Pictured from left to right: Tony Campisi, TMPAA President; Bob Wooldridge, Kim Bushong Petrillo, Mark Lonneman, Daren D'Ippolito and Jack Russell.

October 27, 2017 - Aon subsidiary K&K Insurance has launched a new program designed to provide air shows with insurance coverage.

October 26, 2017 - Frenkel & Company, a New York, N.Y.-headquartered, full-service independent insurance broker, and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, have joined forces.

October 26, 2017 - Abacus Insurance Brokers, Inc., a Los Angeles-based program manager that distributes specialty insurance products online, has launched an online weather insurance program.

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) awarded MMA Programs the Association’s Best Practice Designation at their recent Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. ARA Insurance, Coastal Insurance Underwriters and Glatfelter Insurance Group were also recognized for completing the Best Practice Recertification, required every three years to maintain the integrity of the Designation.

“Promoting excellence in Program Administration and enhancing the status of Program Business in the insurance industry is the mission of this Association,” stated Tony Campisi, TMPAA President and President of Glatfelter Insurance Group. “Once again we are proud to celebrate the achievements of our members who operate at the highest quality levels demonstrating expertise in all phases of Program Administration. Our newest Best Practice Designation recipient, MMA Programs, exemplifies this model as do the agencies being recertified as best-in-class operations.”

“After the thorough evaluation of our operations and underwriting disciplines, MMA Programs is honored to be recognized as a ‘best-in-class’ program administrator,” stated Daniel W. Huckemeyer, Principal & Director, Programs. “TMPAA’s Best Practice evaluation process was educational with good takeaways which will only enhance our commitment to excellence both internally and to our valued clients. We are very happy that the Association provides the opportunity for agencies to challenge their operational functionality and be rewarded with a Best Practice Designation for succeeding!”

The Association’s 17th Annual Summit was attended by more than 800 program business professionals. The Keynote presentation was provided by Space Shuttle Commander Captain Mark Kelly. 

More information about MMA Programs, ARA Insurance, Coastal Insurance Underwriters and Glatfelter Insurance Group can be found at these websites:,,,

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Craig Moore (left), Program Production Executive and Daniel Huckemeyer, Principal & Director, Programs accept the Best Practice Designation for MMA Programs from Association President, Tony Campisi (right). 

October 24, 2017 - Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. in Southfield, Michigan, has changed its name to AmeriTrust Group Inc. (AmeriTrust).