Insurance Journal - February 12, 2020 - DOXA Insurance Holdings LLC has acquired Bellevue, Wash.-based Ultra Risk Advisors.

Insurance Business America - February 12, 2020 - A division of AXA XL is injecting some fun into its insurance offerings. Allied Specialty Insurance, a subsidiary of AXA’s P&C and specialty risk division, has entered into a joint venture with The McGowan Companies. This move will form McGowan Allied Specialty Insurance, an entity focused on serving the insurance needs of the amusement and entertainment industries.

 Insurance Business America - February 11, 2020 - Amynta Group has announced that PDP Group – Amynta’s managing general agency specializing in offering insurance and title administration services to auto dealerships – will be offering a parametric hail insurance program.

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb 11th, 2020 / — Cowbell Cyber, a startup focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered cyber insurance for small to mid-sized enterprises, today announced a partnership with Advisen to incorporate the industry’s largest collection of publicly referenceable Cyber Loss events into Cowbell Cyber’s continuous underwriting insurance platform. Cowbell’s proprietary machine learning algorithms incorporate Advisen loss data to compile Cowbell Factors™ and help address current cyber coverage gaps.

Vero Beach, FL – February 10, 2020 - Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (“Orchid Insurance”), a leading specialty underwriter of catastrophe exposed property insurance, announced today that it will embark in a new partnership with Appulate, the leading application upload provider to the property and casualty sector. This new project will expose existing Appulate members to a wide variety of admitted High Net Worth carriers and products.

Insurance Journal - February 10, 2020 - Tokio Marine Holdings announced that it has completed the acquisition of Privilege Underwriters Inc. and its subsidiaries, known as Pure Group, which specializes in the U.S. high net worth insurance market.


February 2020

2020 Mid-Year Meeting

May 4-6 | Tampa, FL

Registrations are up 25% from
2019 Mid-Year at this time

Hear from industry thought leaders to gain Insights & Perspectives about our industry and the state of program business. Grow and improve your operation with access to more than 60 program carriers including London Markets, premier service providers, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources, educational opportunities, and networking with 700+ program professionals.

The first attendee list distribution is set for February 21. It will be emailed to registered attendees and available on the meeting page of the TMPAA website for logged in members only.


Zurich  |  QBE  |  Wilson Elser
Sedgwick  |  Munich Re  |  Tysers
AIG Programs  |  Hudson Insurance
Mystic Capital  |  Berkley  |  Allianz
BMS Re US  |  NetRate Systems
Martin & Company  |  XDimensional Technologies  |  NFP  |  Ascot Group
Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters  |  Breckenridge
Insurance Group 

Earn Recognition as a Best-in-Class Agency at the 2020 Mid-Year

A core element of the Association’s mission is to promote excellence in Program Administration. Visit the Best Practice page of the TMPAA website to watch a short video and learn how you can become a Best Practice agency by the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and join the Hall of Fame this year.


Resource Recap


Take some time to review the resources available on the TMPAA website.

To help with meeting preparation, or to locate a market throughout the year, visit our market-finding page. Make sure to sign in to view all available resources.

Stay Connected to Target Markets

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


Join more than 1,100 members in the Target Markets Linked In group.


Mid-Year Speakers to Provide Industry Insights & Perspectives

The slate of speakers for the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting is sure to provide important and diverse insights into the current state and future of the industry. This list is set to expand as we finalize the agenda.

  Pina Albo joined Hamilton Insurance Group as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Pina began her career as a lawyer in Toronto. Read more
VJ Dowling serves as Managing Partner of Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC, which he co-founded in January 1990. Read more
Ivy Kusinga is Senior Vice President, Chief Culture Officer at Chubb. Within this role, Ivy is responsible for overseeing the company's culture integration. Read more

Program Administrator
Town Hall

with McKeel Hagerty

Don't miss McKeel Hagerty, the CEO and driving force behind Hagerty, the world's largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. Known for his passion-based approach to life and business, McKeel has made keeping driving alive for future generations the company's mission and building an international community of car lovers the company's goal. In the process, he has transformed Hagerty from a small, local insurance agency to a global market leader that dominates its niche.

Sponsored by:

Thriving at Work; Leading Even When Outnumbered

Presented by Ivy Kusinga, Chief Culture and Talent Officer, Chubb

Women's Networking Group Lunch
at the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting

Tuesday, May 5 | 11:45 AM

This discussion will highlight rare insights and hard-learned lessons from the perspective of an insurance leader.

  • How to be a resilient and authentic leader in a male-dominated industry
  • Knowing yourself: unique skills and characteristics that will help drive success
  • What is the mindset required to navigate successfully in your career and life 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this networking event at the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting.

Sponsored by: 


For more than a decade, Appulate has helped hundreds of Carriers, MGAs, Brokers and over 70,000 Retail Agents connect on a single digital platform, automating the submission, quoting, and even bind process for both commercial and personal lines. Our market-leading, cloud-based software solutions; ProducerConnect™, MGAConnect™, and CarrierConnect™ bridge data electronically between stakeholders to drastically reduce data entry and underwriting time and costs.

Contact:  John Yarbrough, Automation Specialist

Click here to schedule time with me or call direct: (818) 717-7301 x 813

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Enroll in Target Programs and Reach More Agents

As a participant in Target Programs, available to program administrator members, you receive the following benefits for $2,500/year:

  • Full time Outlet Center listing on
  • Distribution of three e-ads to our agent database
  • Instant email lead notifications from agents looking for coverage
  • Option to purchase additional custom e-ads at a discount
  • Complimentary distribution of two news releases per year about your people/products


Looking to send more than three emails per year? Additional e-ad packages are available to our large agent database.

What sets us apart?

  • Options for different budgets and goals
  • No additional HTML ad development or set up fees
  • Post campaign reports including agent emails and states
  • Regional distribution capability
  • Personalized service and easy ad scheduling
  • Our commitment to the success of all TMPAA members

Contact Sarah Ayars for more information or to enroll today!

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(302) 268-1011

New Members

Program Administrators
  • Acrisure, LLC
  • ESP Specialty
  • Impact Programs

Program Administrator Incubator

  • Allied Building Material Agency, Inc.

View additional information on Program Administrator members (sign in required).

Member News

GMI Insurance Celebrates 40th Anniversary

BNK Insurance Services Offering Specialized E&O Policy for Mortgage Brokers

Coastal Insurance Underwriters, Inc. Acquires Assets of Tech Company Partner

Everest Offers Small Law Firm Liability Program Via Digital Broker Embroker

K2 Insurance Establishes Strategic Program Administration Partnership With Homesite Insurance Group

CoreLogic Acquires Location, Inc.

AGCS Introduces New Chief Underwriting Officer of Specialty

Xceedance Acquires Activer Solutions

Altamont Capital Partners Hires Joe Zuk to Focus on Investments in the Insurance and Insurance-Services Sectors

Catapult Insurance Promotes King, Adds Fisher to Executive Team in Dallas

SterlingRisk Insurance Promotes DelPrete to President of Programs

Read more stories and submit your news today!



Insurance Journal - February 7, 2020 - Bermuda-based global specialty lines underwriter Argo Group International Holdings has agreed to sell its Trident Public Risk Solutions brand and underwriting platform to Paragon Insurance Holdings.

IBA Editor - 2/7/20 - Sompo International Holdings has announced that Sompo Global Risk Solutions (Sompo GRS) – a specialty provider of P&C insurance and reinsurance – is introducing a comprehensive product for the life sciences market.

IBA Editor - February 6, 2020 - Worldwide Facilities has named Garett Kaneko (pictured) as executive vice-president of national client management and sales.

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