May 2011  

Mid Year Meeting
Success in Boston 
The 2011 TMPAA Mid Year Meeting provided program business opportunities for 570 attendees, a 10% increase over last year’s meeting attendance. Over 125 different program agencies were represented at the event along with 53 program carrier markets and 59 vendors.

Attendees were provided with valuable business management ideas from keynote speaker Tom Peters who challenged the group to focus on excellence in their operations. Peter Eastwood, President and CEO of Chartis US, engaged the group with a discussion on leadership in challenging times.

Best Practice Awards were presented to AmRisk, GMI Insurance Services and Bunker Hill Underwriters. Our first ever Program Marketing Awards were given to Ascinsure Specialty Risk, Oryx Insurance Brokerage Inc. and the Brownyard Group.

Workshop information, photos and online meeting evaluations are all available on the meeting results page.

Click Here for the Meeting Results.
Special thanks to our
Key Meeting Sponsors
Wilson Elser
York Programs
Argo Group 
The Hartford

Hudson Insurance
Munich Re
Lexington Insurance
Breckenridge IS

At the Mid Year Meeting in Boston, Greg Thompson, Target University Dean, and Past TMPAA President, announced the impending opening of Target University.
Each TMPAA Member can expect an email in the next two weeks that provides information about accessing and taking University courses.  Here is some useful information to have in advance of registering for University courses.

The TMMIC is now open for business.  The most important benefit of TMMIC is long-term, stable coverage at a competitive price, that won’t fluctuate as dramatically as the insurance markets. Our goal is to help TMPAA members anticipate their ongoing E&O costs free from concerns about rapid price increases, and provide stable, ongoing coverage that meets your needs.
The following links will provide additional information about this important Association resource:
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TMPAA Vendor Services Book
If you did not attend the recent Mid Year Meeting, or want an electronic version of the TMPAA Vendor Services Book, the link below will provide you with that document.
Special Note: Milliman, one of our long standing Association members was placed in the wrong section of this publication.  They are correctly placed in the "Actuarial Services" section of the electronic document.
Click Here to access the TMPAA Vendor Services Book.

Did you Attend the Mid Year Meeting as a Non Member to see if the TMPAA is a fit for your business?

We Want You!
Contact us today to explore new membership incentives and fully participate in the Association dedicated to Program Business

Click here for the TMPAA Membership page.

Contact our Membership Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



George W. Bush
to Keynote
11th Annual Summit
October 24-26, 2011
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, AZ
Save these dates.  Registration, hotel reservations, draft agenda and sponsorship opportunities will be available the first week of June.  More information to follow.

President George W. Bush sponsored by: 


"State of the Industry"
Program Business Study
Reminder that we are encouraging all TMPAA Members to participate in the Program Business Study.  You can expect an email from Advisen with the online survey form soon.  Please take a few minutes to add your information.
The objective of the research is to provide the industry with information that documents the size, dynamics and trends in the program business market. Target Markets Member information will be key to the success of this research.   
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. is sponsoring the Program Business Study.
For additional information about this study, contact the TMPAA at (877) 347-5700.

Special Print, Digital & Video Marketing Opportunity


2011 TMPAA Rough Notes Special Section

Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2011 issue exclusively to Target Markets.  Our previous eight supplements were a tremendous success.

Here's what you get:

  • A full-page feature article and full page, four-color ad within the Target Markets Special Section for $4,500.
  • A full-page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite ad.  
  • 500 color reprints for $1 each.   
  • FREE EXPANDED EXPOSURE - Your feature is now seen by an additional 25,000 monthly readers of the online magazine.
  • NEW ENHANCEMENT - For an additional $2,000, Rough Notes Digital Services will produce an exceptionally high quality business video promoting your company.  It will have a professional actor, green screen enhancements and editing all chosen by you.  A “QR” code will be added to your advertisement so that your video will be instantly uploadable to your smart phone or tablet.

Contact us today:

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(302) 765-6048

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(800) 428-4384

Supporting our Troops
Thank you to everyone who packed a bag or wrote a letter to one of our active duty military personnel at the Mid Year Meeting.
We were able to send over 250 care packages to troops in Afghanistan.  Once again your contributions and efforts have made a difference.
Thank you. 

Have you seen this logo?
If you are a TMPAA Member, it should be on your website. 
Contact us and request a logo file.




Bunker Hill Underwriters &

GMI Insurance

Awarded Best Practice Honors


Congratulations to AmRisc, Bunker Hill Underwriters and GMI Insurance for receiving the Association’s Best Practice Designation at the Mid Year Meeting in Boston.


“Many of our members have used these challenging economic times to find greater efficiencies in their agency operations, while maintaining underwriting discipline and excellence.  Once again, the Best Practice Designation showcases our members who function at the highest levels of this industry segment and have demonstrated their expertise in Program Administration.  We are pleased to recognize AmRisk, GMI Insurance and Bunker Hill Underwriters as our newest Best Practice Designation recipients.”

         -Jeremy Hitzig,TMPAA President



Have your Agency Recognized as a Best in Class Operation at the 11th Annual Summit in Scottsdale this October


Click Here to view the Best Practice Award Presentation at the Mid Year Meeting


Click Here  to access the TMPAA Best Practice Designation Overview
View all TMPAA Best Practice Agencies
Click Here for testimonials from TMPAA Best Practice Program Administrators. 

For additional information about the TMPAA Best Practice Designation, contact Ray Scotto, Executive Director, at (877) 347-5700.

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Congratulations to our
Program Marketing
Award Winners
The competition was conducted in partnership with the IMCA, who along with a TMPAA representitive, judged the submitted entries.
The three winning program marketing campaigns were:

Ascinsure - Launch Brochure of Ascinsure Specialty Risk

Marty O'Brien, President


Brownyard Group - Electronic Ad for SASSI

Tory Brownyard, President


Oryx - Print Ad for The Sweet Science of Underwriting

Tim Cappellett, Marketing Director


Click Here to view the Program Marketing Award Winners.


Honorable Mention Entires were:


Arrowhead Group                          
Quick Quote – Multimedia

Automotive Risk Mgmt  
New Vehicle Dealer Program

Brownyard Group           

"When you Know Better“

Irving Weber & Associates 
Dry Cleaning Campaign

NIP Group                          
PetProâ„¢ Launch Program

Venture Programs          
Preferred Club Program

The TMPAA looks forward to next year's competition and would like to give special thanks to the IMCA for their leadership in this effort.

The IMCA's annual meeting is in Toronto, June 26-29, 2011.

Program Business Operation Webinar Video 
 Click on the link below to view the recent webinar: "How to Develop Innovative Insurance Programs"
Webinar panelists included:


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

Click Here  to view the webinar video 

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Linked In
Click Here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.

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