January 2012


2012 TMPAA
Mid Year Meeting


April 30 - May 2
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

The TMPAA enters its second decade as the premier industry group for Program Administration with 240 Program Administrators and over 50 Carrier members. The Association will continue to focus on initiatives that generate program business opportunities and foster best practice operations.

Attendees at the 2012 Mid Year Meeting can expect to network with over 600 program business professionals, find an array of vendor services focused on programs and positively impact their agency bottom line.

If you specialize in programs, join us for the most intensive three days of program related issues you’ll ever experience.

Keynote Speaker: Ted Koppel


Industry Speaker: Dr. Robert Hartwig, President of the Insurance Information Institute

Key Meeting Sponsors

  • Wilson Elser
  • Zurich
  • York Programs
  • Tysers
  • QBE
  • Munich Re
  • The Hartford
  • Hudson Insurance
  • REM
  • Breckenridge Insurance Group

Click Here for complete meeting information.









For Target Markets
Members only

Secure your Space in the 2012 TMPAA Rough Notes Supplement

Special Print, Digital, and Video Marketing Opportunity

Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2012 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 $2,500, 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 see a sample of the Ad and Feature Article
Click here to see a Video sample

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot in the TMPAA Supplement.







In an effort to further enhance membership value, the Association created the Target Programs Marketing Service designed to  provide assistance to members seeking to upgrade their program marketing initiatives and resources.
Service packages are flexible and, in most cases, can be customized to an individual PA/MGA’s specific marketing needs.  Services can include:


  • Website design / upgrade
  • Marketing plan / budgeting
  • Brand development
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Media strategy
  • Creative / graphic design
  • Online marketing
  • Social media strategies


Click Here to learn more about TPMS

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to start a conversation about how we can help your program business operation.





 Act Now!

Schedule your Custom
Electronic Ads

Don’t forget about e-ad opportunities available through Target Programs. Distribute your program information to our database of 100,000 independent retail agents.

Book your 2012 dates today. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sarah Ayars
or call 302-765-6053 for discount package options.


***Ads are exclusive to Target Programs participants.


  Program Administrator Town Hall Meeting 

A frequent theme expressed by our Program Administrator members involves the need for more opportunities to hear how their peers run successful program business operations.

Plans are underway to hold our first PA Town Hall Meeting at the Mid Year Event in Boston on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Expect to see more information about the topic areas for discussion at this first Town Hall Meeting.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to suggest topics for this or future Town Hall Events. 




 Caught on Video!


 Program Administrators discussing the benefits of TMPAA Membership


If you are not an Association member, contact us today to explore new membership incentives and fully participate in the Association dedicated to Program Business.

Consider these Benefits / Incentives:






  • Become a part of the only program specialist group worldwide
  • Gain immediate access to 53 program markets
  • Enhance your 2012 market exposure by showcasing your product line on Target Programs
  • Discounted membership and Target Programs access until April 1st
  • Trial Target Programs usage including one free electronic product announcement









Second 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 1/1/11 and 3/15/12.

Now is the time to start reviewing 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.

Click Here  for submission information and application.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a question.





Target University Adds its 10th Course

Two additional courses available this spring.


Target University's 10th course, Leadership and Ethics was recently added to the catalog of courses already available through the University.

Two additional courses, Finance and Accounting and Program Submissions are scheduled to be available in the coming weeks.

View the Target University Course Catalog and "test drive" each course by viewing a video clip of each presentation.


Use the following links to learn more about this important opportunity for program business professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

University Courses and Sponsors

Requirements for the CPL Designation

Click here for the Target University home page to register and take University Courses.

Contact us for any Target University related questions you have, or to discuss options to have multiple people in your agency/company register for TU classes.




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