April 2011
 2011 Mid Year Meeting
Next Month
Register Today!

Expect Revolutionary Ideas from Proven Program Business Leaders
The TMPAA continues celebrating its 10th year of promoting excellence in Program Administration. Attendees at the Mid Year Meeting in Boston can expect the following:
  • Meeting Opportunities with decision makers from our 57 Program Carriers
  • Program Specific Education and Industry Updates
  • Product Distribution and Marketing Opportunities
  • Best Practice Information
  • Vendor Trade Show / Product Demos
  • Networking with 600 Program Business Professionals

"The Most Intensive Three Days of Program Related Issues You'll Ever Experience"

Keynote Speaker: Tom Peters
Bestselling Prophet of Management Revolution
Sponsored by
Wilson Elser / York Programs
Industry Speaker: John Doyle
President and CEO Chartis U.S.
Sponsored by
Lexington Insurance
Click here for Registrations, Hotel Reservations, Agenda, and complete Mid Year Meeting Information.

Key Meeting Sponsors
Wilson Elser
York Programs
Argo Group
The Hartford
Hudson Insurance
Munich Re
Lexington Insurance
Breckenridge IS

Promote your
Company with a
Meeting Sponsorship
Position your Company as a leader in Program Business. 
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Contact us to discuss a plan that works for you.

 Mid Year Meeting Workshops 
-Plan to Attend-
Click Here to see details about the workshops planned for the 2011 Mid Year Meeting
  • Leadership 2.0 Presents - The Role of Technology in New Business Production 
  • Ten Steps to Building your Program Marketing Plan
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in a Changing Economic Environment
  • Evaluating the Financial Strength of Program Markets, Market Conditions and What to Expect in 2011/2012
  • The Commercial Transportation Market - Opportunity for Growth and Profits
  • Cloud Technology - What you Need to Know and Understand for your Program Business Operation
  • Financial Statement Facelift - Improving your Financial Statements for Presentation to Carriers, Reinsurers, Lenders or Equity Partners 
  • Data and Network Security(Cyber) Risk - Identifying, Assessing and Combating the Exposures

The Leadership 2.0 Team is planning a Networking Lunch Meeting at Noon on Monday 5-9-2011 at the Mid Year Meeting. 

Leadership 2.0 focuses on the emerging leaders in Program Business (Under 40) as well as Administrators new to this industry segment.
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Following the networking session, the Leadership 2.0 Team will be presenting a panel discussion on;
"The Role of Technology and Social Media in New Business Production" 
All attendees are welcome for this panel presentation. 

Not a Member Yet? 
We Want You
Contact our Membership Coordinator, Monica Elischer


TMPAA - Advisen - Argo Partner for
"State of the Industry"
Program Business Study
The Target Markets Program Administrators Association will begin ground-breaking research to document the size, characteristics, and growth of the program business market.     

The “State of Program Business Study” will be conducted by the research firm Advisen, and released at the Summit in October.
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. is sponsoring the research effort.  Argo Group, a carrier member of TMPAA, is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty markets. It operates niche insurance programs in the United States through its Commercial Specialty business segment.
The objective of the research is to provide the industry with information that documents the size, dynamics and trends in the program business market. The analysis will begin with a survey of program administrators, carriers and managing general agents. Additional data and information will be drawn from the Advisen databases of retail brokers, managing general agents and underwriters and wholesale brokers. The research will also leverage Advisen data on policies, premiums, coverage and losses. 

Target Markets Member information will be key to the success of this research.  Surveys will be distributed following the Mid Year Meeting.
For additional information about this study, contact the TMPAA at 877-347-5700.
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The TMPAA Welcomes
Starr Indemnity & Liability Company as a new member of the group

Starr Indemnity & Liability Company

Ian Davey

(646) 227-6555

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More New Members

Program Administrators:


American Altair Group, Inc.
Dennis Reilly
(631) 923-2280
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Irving Weber Associates, Inc.

Adam Weber

(800) 243-1811

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American Insurance Management Group (AIM)

Alexander Farley

(215) 704-9550

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Silent Auction - Support for our Troops Planned for TMPAA Mid Year Meeting
Silent Auction
Do you have a skill you are willing to donate, a service you are willing to contribute, a piece of valuable sports memorabilia, or vacation time at a beach house? 
TMPAA Charities is looking for you!

We are asking members of the Association to donate items of value to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Items will not need to be brought to the meeting. A picture, description, and estimated minimum bid of the items/services you are willing to donate are all we need to make this work. 
Click Here for the Silent Auction donation page.

Supporting our Troops
TMPAA Charities will be supporting our troops again at the Mid Year Meeting.  The Charities board has chosen a group that operates in the Boston area to once again provide care packages for soldiers in active duty locations.
TMPAA Charities will be purchasing the contents of 100 packages that our group will pack and secure in boxes that will then be shipped to our service men and women around the world.
More information about how you can participate to follow. 

Have you seen this logo?
If you are a TMPAA Member it should be on your website. 
Contact us and request a logo file.
  Meet Me Under the TMPAA Banner!
If you are coordinating meetings at the TMPAA Mid Year Meeting, here is the best spot to connect.

Tell your business partners to meet on the 4th Floor of the Westin Copley Hotel under the TMPAA Banner.  A networking lounge, and our registration table will all be available at that location.


Dave Springer 
Named TMPAA President Elect
The TMPAA Board has selected Dave Springer to fill the position of TMPAA President Elect.  Dave will assume the position of President at the conclusion of current President Jeremy Hitzig's term in 2013.

David Springer
has been President of NIP Programs, a national leader in Program Administration, since 2005.  Since taking over NIP Programs, Mr. Springer has developed the business into a world class program administrator.  With a focus on developing leading edge business processes that are scaleable to support growth, Mr. Springer has made dramatic improvements in efficiency and the service that NIP Programs provides to all of its customers, from carriers to brokers to insureds.  Over that time, NIP Programs has also grown its program offerings from one active program to twelve, with several more in various stages of research and development.


The high standards of the operation were recognized in 2007 when NIP Programs was awarded the prestigious Best Practices Designation from the Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA).  Evaluation for TMPAA’s Best Practices Designation involves a rigorous and complete third party review of the business operations of nominees, and recognizes those that are best of breed operations. 


Mr. Springer’s insurance career spans more than 25 years.  Prior to joining NIP Programs he held senior executive positions with profit and loss responsibility at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Prudential Insurance Company and Small Business Underwriters, Inc.  Mr. Springer has a long track record of profitability managing property, casualty and benefit insurance underwriting operations. Earlier in his Prudential Insurance Company career he was an operations and systems consultant


Mr. Springer believes that providing superior quality comes from employees with the absolute highest levels of integrity and dedication to customer service, accurate product pricing, and efficient use of new technologies that reduce costs and allow for greater flexibility and convenience to insurance producers and their clients.


Mr. Springer is a member of several industry associations and was elected in 2007 to the Board of Directors of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association.  Mr. Springer graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Arts and Science. 

Two Webinars for your Program Business Operation
How to Revolutionize Your MGA & Program Business with Flexible Technology 
Presented by Epic-Premier
Tuesday, May 17 @ 2:00 PM Eastern

See how fully integrated Policy, Accounting, Claims & Document Management Solution provides the many answers to the challenges facing your company’s success.
Click Here  to register
How to Develop Innovative Insurance Programs
Presented by Lexington Insurance Tuesday, May 3 @ 2:00 PM Eastern

Discussion topics for this webinar include: innovative approaches to developing new ideas, separating good ideas from great ideas, using data and demographics to identify trends and niches, determining which ideas are profitable and which are merely interesting, and developing and deploying new solutions quickly to capitalize on new opportunities.


Webinar panelists will include:


Vincent Pugliese, Senior Vice President and Program Division Executive, Lexington Insurance
Karen O'Reilly, Chief Innovation Officer, Lexington Insurance
Jeremy Hitzig, Chief Executive Officer, Distinguished Programs

Greg Thompson, Chairman, THOMCO

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Network with TMPAA Members on
Linked In
Click Here to add your name to the Target Markets Program Administrators Group recently formed on Linked In.

Target Markets Program Administrators Association  4001 Miller Road Wilmington, DE 19802
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