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January 11, 2013 - Wilmington, DE -Rockwood Programs has recently acquired the remaining ownership interest in Modern Insurance Consultants, LLC.  Rockwood had originally purchased a majority stake in the Homestead FL-based agency in December 2008.

San Juan, Puerto Rico and Morristown, New Jersey, January 8, 2013 - Cover-All Technologies (NYSE MKT: COVR), announced today that Triple-S Propiedad will implement the new version of Cover-All Policy to handle the company’s commercial auto and commercial package (including property, general liability, inland marine and crime) property and casualty (P&C) lines of business.

Chief Executive, North America Property & Casualty, XL Group

Seraina Maag is Chief Executive of the North America Property & Casualty (P&C) unit of XL Group plc’s global insurance operations. She directs XL Group’s multiline property & casualty operations, including underwriting activities for General Property, U.S. Risk Management, Excess Casualty, North America Programs, Environmental and Excess & Surplus coverages, in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, Ms. Maag has held leadership positions in commercial insurance and finance in the US and abroad. Before joining XL Group, Ms. Maag was President of Zurich North America Commercial, Specialties Business Unit where she managed all aspects of the unit’s U.S. operations. She was promoted to this position after serving as the unit’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Maag also served as head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland. In that role, she was responsible for managing relationships with investors, analysts and rating agencies on a global basis. Prior to joining Zurich in 2002, Ms. Maag was a founding partner and financial analyst for NZB Neue Zuercher Bank in Switzerland. Between 1990 and 2000, she held various management positions within underwriting and financial at SwissRe in Switzerland and Australia. Ms. Maag was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which nominates individuals to help discover innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems through various initiatives and workstreams, as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders. She holds an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia and is also a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Charterholder.

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XL new transparent

December 17, 2012 - NEW YORK – In an independent survey of nearly 200 program administrators, global specialty insurer Liberty International Underwriters, part of the Global Specialty unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance, was voted one of the top five carriers “when it comes to being an excellent program partner.”  The findings come from the second annual survey conducted by Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA).

Chevy Chase, MD – Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. today announced the launch of a new real estate errors and omissions (E&O) policy form. The new policy provides additional coverage enhancements for real estate professionals and will be available beginning January 1, 2013.

(Dayton, Ohio) December 13, 2012 – The Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., a leading national property and casualty insurance provider, announced today that T. Clarke Smith will lead the agency’s marine operations in a new role as president.

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, December 13, 2012 - Cover-All Technologies (NYSE MKT:COVR), a Delaware corporation and provider of the Cover-All family of insurance software solutions for the property / casualty (P&C) insurance marketplace, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Cover-All Policy Conversion Studio to facilitate the conversion of policies from legacy systems to Cover-All Policy on renewal.

 December 2012

Third Annual TMPAA Marketing Campaign Competition

Once again, the TMPAA is teaming up with the highly regarded Insurance Marketing & Communication Association (IMCA) to offer all TMPAA Program Administrator Members the opportunity to submit their best marketing campaigns.

  • Program Administrator Members are encouraged to submit one or more entries prior to April 1.
  • Entries must include a minimum of two communication vehicles that share a common campaign theme.
  • Total campaigns must have been in the marketplace between 1/1/12 and 3/15/13.

Now is the time to start reviewing this past-year’s marketing campaigns and decide which initiative or initiatives will be your operation’s best entry for the TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award competition. Three winning campaigns will be announced at the Mid Year Meeting.

Expect more information in the January TMPAA Newsletter.

Email if you have a question.

Plan Ahead for the TMPAA Rough Notes Supplement

Special Print, Digital, and Video Marketing Opportunity


  For Target Markets
Members only

Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2013 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 $3,000, 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 view the 2012 TMPAA Supplement.

Click Here to see a Video sample

Contact us to reserve your spot in the TMPAA Supplement.


Are there potential buyers for your agency or book of business? 

TMPAA Buyer's

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. 



2013 Mid Year Meeting
May 6-8, 2013
Baltimore, MD

Registration Now Open


The TMPAA moves back to Baltimore for the 2013 Mid Year Meeting. Along with the expected Program Business opportunities, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret.), will share his belief that our financial health is directly related to national security.  Admiral Mullen will focus on cyber threats that affect the insurance industry and business in general.

We expect over 600 Program Business Professionals to attend this meeting, including decision makers from our 54 Program Carriers. The recent release of the 2012 Program Business Study and new Certified Programs Leader Designation continues to put the TMPAA at the epicenter of this industry segment. If you make your living in programs you will want to attend the 2013 TMPAA Mid Year Meeting – “Where Program Business Gets Done.”

Click Here for complete information 

Key Meeting Sponsors

Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
Hudson Insurance
Breckenridge Ins Grp
Lexington Insurance

12th Annual Summit Wrap Up
(in case you missed it)

The 12th Annual TMPAA Summit provided the expected networking, education and program business opportunities despite the impact of the east coast storm that prevented a significant number of registered attendees from participating.

Best Practice Designations were awarded to Fulcrum Insurance and Coastal Insurance Underwriters, and the results of the second annual Program Business Study were released to the group. The Association also awarded its first CPL (Certified Programs Leader) Designations to 8 members of the TMPAA. 

See information from workshops and Keynote Speakers using the link below.

Click Here for the Summit Results Page 


Check out the latest Member News!  


Spectrum Wholesale Insurance will Increase their Wind/CAT Capacity in Florida by 50%

GMI in Pennsylvania Launches Norman Specialty Insurance Group

IPISC Launches IP Litigation Coverage for Cyber/Media-Based Tech Companies


Click Here to read more stories.

Email Monica Elischer at to submit your Agency's/ Company's news release and we can post it for your Association peers to see.





   Happy Holidays
from the TMPAA

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Profitable 2013   

The TMPAA will enter the New Year as the premier industry group for Program Administration with 260 Program Administrators and 54 Carrier members. The Association will continue to focus on initiatives that generate program business opportunities and foster best practice operations.

Here are a few suggestions for your holiday wish list:

  • Take Target University courses and apply for the CPL (Certified Programs Leader) Designation
  • Apply to have your agency receive a TMPAA Best Practice Designation
  • Use the Association's commercial website, Target Programs, to promote your insurance products
  • Upgrade your website and marketing with assistance from Target Programs Marketing Services (TPMS)
  • Participate in the 2013 “State of Program Business” survey
  • Make plans to attend both the TMPAA Mid Year Meeting and Summit





Act Now!

Schedule your Custom Electronic Ads for 2013

Don’t forget about e-ad opportunities available through Target Programs. Distribute your program information to our database of over 80,000 independent retail agents.

Book your 2013 dates today. Email Sarah Ayars or call 302-268-1011 for discount package options.

***Ads are exclusive to Target Programs participants. 




Become a TMPAA Best Practice Agency by the 2013 Mid Year Meeting!

Review your current level of functioning, look for greater efficiencies in the way you do business, and ultimately be recognized by program business professionals as a best in class operation!

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Click Here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group. 




Denver, CO (December 5, 2012) — Spectrum Wholesale Insurance Brokers, an OnPoint Underwriting Company, is pleased to announce another milestone in their manufactured Housing Community Program: additional Wind/CAT capacity in Florida, Texas and Gulf States.