Items filtered by date: November 2017

(Dayton, Ohio) June 14, 2018 - Thorn Valley Safety, a national leader of commercial auto risk control, claims advocacy and technology enabled solutions has named Mark Aussicker as its president. In this role, Aussicker’s focus will be to challenge status quo thinking, develop and strengthen customer partnerships and to continually improve quality and product offerings across the organization.

Charleston, SC – June 13, 2018 Johnson & Johnson Insurance is excited to announce that their flood program is now available through Appulate.

June 12, 2018 - Catastrophe property insurance firm Orchid Underwriters has announced the expansion of its commercial lines division in eight East Coast states.

June 11, 2018 - AmTrust Financial Services Inc. on Monday named J. Daniel Hickey as group chief underwriting officer.

June 8, 2018 -  XL Catlin’s has launched a new insurance product for companies with fleets of vehicles which could be used as a weapon in a terrorist attack.

June 7, 2018 - MDP Programs and National Trust Insurance Services, LLC, divisions of Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc., have formed a new strategic relationship with Great American Insurance Group’s Property & Inland Marine division.

June 6, 2018 - Ascinsure Specialty Risk LLC has hired Josie Urbanski as a business development manager.


June 2018

2018 Mid-Year Meeting In Review

More than 600 program business professionals converged on Baltimore for the 2018 TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting. Best-selling author, Michael Lewis engaged the audience with personal stories and insights from some of his 16 books, a Town Hall presentation discussed the importance of claims management, Vince Tizzio and Dr. Robert Hartwig relayed their unique industry knowledge, and several workshops addressed current and emerging trends in program business. 

View full meeting recap including workshop material, program book, photo gallery and more. 

Key Meeting Sponsors

Wilson Elser
Munich Re
York Programs
AIG Programs
Hudson Insurance
NetRate Systems
Breckenridge Insurance Group
Mystic Capital

Click here for all the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting sponsors.

7 Members Awarded CPL Designations

The TMPAA recently recognized seven members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting.

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 new CPL recipients are Jackie Bourret, Kyle Hyla, Scott Thatcher, Brett Dailey, Ben Goldberg, Carole Gravenese and Brian Sunderman.

Click here to read more.


Agencies Recognized for Best Practice Recertification

Four agencies were recognized for their Best Practice Recertification at the recent Mid-Year Meeting. Clarion Associates, US Assure, U.S. Risk and Venture Insurance Programs completed the recertification process 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 Best Practice members exemplify this model.”

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Program business professionals are meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 22-24. Position yourself to grow and improve your business by attending the 18th Annual Summit, providing access to 60+ program carriers, elite service providers, the London Markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources and a myriad of networking opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Jack Nicklaus



Print and Digital Marketing Opportunity


Rough Notes is once again dedicating a special section within their September issue exclusively to Target Markets members. Your participation in the 2018 Target Markets Supplement includes:

  • Two full pages – a professionally written feature article and full page 4 color ad or a two-page ad spread
  • National exposure to the industry in both the print and digital versions of the industry’s largest and most read magazine, Rough Notes, print and online – all for $5,000

Contact Rough Notes to reserve your space today. 




ValueMomentum provides MGAs, program administrators and carriers digital engagement & rating solution to digitize your insurance operations faster and rapidly launch & manage new products. We help to:

  • Accelerate your digital transition to engage agents/brokers, customers and employees
  • Rapidly enable rate-quote-issue and service for ISO, NCCI, AAIS & proprietary rates with out-of-the-box apps
  • Speed up your quote submission by enabling email-submission of
  • ACORD forms by your agents/brokers

Contact: Bob Ridinger | 908-938-9112 

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us


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Follow the TMPAA on Twitter for the latest Association news and announcements. 

Join more than 1,000 members in the Target Markets LinkedIn group.


Program Administrator Town Hall PODCAST

The critical impact of effective claim handling on the success of your business 



Whether you handle your claims in-house, use a TPA, or rely on your carrier's claims processing, managing this operation in an effective way can make or break your business. Hear from a panel of your program administrator peers about the pros and cons of how they have organized this process and the critical components of managing each step effectively.  Listen now!

New Members


Program Administrators 

Air Centurion Insurance
Services, Inc.
Jason Niemela

ICM Insurance Services, LLC
Drake Pruitt

Risico Insurance Services, Inc.
Steve Wigh


Meet the TMPAA Advisory Board

The TMPAA is interested in having the Association’s Advisory Board populated with seasoned program administrators that can help formulate strategy supporting our goal of providing program business professionals with tangible resources, opportunities to transact business and network
with their peers. 

In order to maintain this level of expertise in the group, a pool of candidates is maintained by the Board Nomination Committee so positions can be filled when vacancies occur. Candidates are also provided with the opportunity to serve on standing or ad hoc committees that address specific Association initiatives.

Click hereto see our current Advisory Board Members.

Click here if you are interested in discussing Advisory Board Membership.


Member News

Specialty Program Acquires Assets of PPIB in California

SASSI Develops Partnership with NY Association of Salon & Spa Professionals

Worldwide Facilities Strengthens Western US Presence with Acquisition

Instec Underwriting Raises the Bar for Underwriting Automation Solutions

MDP Programs/National Trust Form New Strategic Relationship

Alliant Hires Charles as Senior Vice President in New York

NBIS in Atlanta Adds Nelson as Transportation Program Manager

TWFG in Texas Gets Capital Infusion for National Growth

Ascot to Acquire Greyhawk

Preferred Property Program Names Dow VP of Programs in New Jersey

Read more stories and submit your news today!



Sunday, October 21

1:00 p.m. TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament (dinner to follow)–Sponsored by Rough Notes


Monday, October 22

8:00 a.m. Networking Lounge OpensSponsored by Allianz

8:30-10:30 a.m Continental BreakfastSponsored by Arch Re

11:00 a.m. Trade Show OpensSponsored by NetRate Systems

12:00 p.m. Networking LunchSponsored by ValueMomentum, Inc.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Workshop: Building a High Performance CultureSponsored by Berkley

4:00-5:00 p.m. INDUSTRY SPEAKER: Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ryan Specialty GroupSponsored by AAIS

5:00–6:30 p.m. Welcome ReceptionSponsored by Hudson Insurance

PLEASE NOTE:  Off-site evening activities should not be scheduled prior to 7pm.


Tuesday, October 23

7:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast–Sponsored by Great American Insurance Group

8:00 a.m. Networking Lounge OpensSponsored by Allianz

8:00 a.m. Trade Show OpensSponsored by NetRate Systems

8:30 a.m. General Session: Announcements/Best Practice Awards
               KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Jack Nicklaus
Sponsored by Zurich 

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Carrier Networking Lounge OpenSponsored by Great American Insurance Group

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lloyd's Open HouseSponsored by Lloyd's 

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch-Sponsored by Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters

2:00 p.m. Service Provider Tour - Actuarial Services

3:00 p.m. Service Provider Tour - Outsourcing

4:00–5:00 p.m. Workshop: The Impact of Data on Program Submissions

5:00–6:30 p.m. Networking Reception-Sponsored by Sedgwick Claims Management

9:00–11:30 p.m 9th Annual Charities Casino Night–Presented by York Programs

PLEASE NOTE:  Off-site evening activities should not be scheduled prior to 7pm.


Wednesday, October 24

7:00 a.m. Networking BreakfastSponsored by AmTrust Underwriters 

8:30–10:00 a.m. General Session: Announcements, CPL Awards, The Evolution of Program Distribution PRESENTATION 

10:30–11:30 a.m. Workshop: Launching a Lloyd’s Program

10:30–11:30 a.m. Workshop: Best Practice Guidelines for your Agency Self-Audit

11:30 a.m. Box LunchSponsored by Insurance Business 


A panel of program administrators discussed specific issues regarding the claims process at the recent Mid-Year Meeting. Listen to the recorded presentation today.

June 5, 2018 - AmWINS Program Underwriters, a managing general agent within Charlotte, North Carolina-based AmWINS Group Inc.’s underwriting division, said Monday it has formed a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in its Home Health Care and Medical Facilities Programs.

June 5, 2018 - Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Kelley Bernal as senior vice president and senior director of underwriting in its SIU a division.