November 2011




The TMPAA Completes its first "State of Program Business" Research Study

Program Business Market Hits $17.5 Billion in Gross Written Premiums

The report and results of ground-breaking research to document the size, characteristics, growth and other base-line information about the program insurance market has been released.  The first-ever “State of Program Business Study” was presented at the recently concluded Eleventh Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.
The study pegged the program administration market at $17.5 billion in premiums. It is composed of about 750 program administrators and involves an estimated 1,750 individual programs.

The research study and survey was conducted by Advisen, the commercial insurance research and data analytics firm. TMPAA member, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. sponsored the research effort. 

Click here to access the Program Business Study Findings.


for You?

Target University coursework is geared for owners/CEOs or individuals that the owners and/or CEOs have chosen to potentially assume a major leadership role in the future. Coursework would also be applicable for Insurance Company Program Leaders or individuals who could assume a major leadership role in the future.

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.




Plan Ahead for the 2012 TMPAA Rough Notes Supplement

Special Print, Digital, and Video Marketing Opportunity

For Target Markets
Members only

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.




Eleventh Annual Summit Success

The recently concluded Eleventh Annual TMPAA Summit was attended by almost 800 Program Business Professionals that included 175 Program Administrator Agencies, 50 Carrier and 60 Vendor Companies.

Attendees were provided with the unique opportunity to hear former President George W. Bush speak about the essential elements of leadership and get a glimpse of his journey to the Presidency.

William R. Berkley shared his views on current world events and the impact on the insurance industry.

Click Here for complete Summit results  (workshops, photos, awards and more).


Summit Photos

Did we catch you at the Summit?
Click on the links below!

**Scheduling Alert**

2012 Mid Year Meeting

April 30 - May 2
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

Plans are underway for our Mid Year Meeting in Boston.

Keynote Speaker: Ted Koppel

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

Complete information to follow in the coming weeks.

Click Here for early information and registration.



Did you attend the Summit as a
Non Member?

We Want You!

Click here for the TMPAA Membership page.



This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to explore new membership incentives and fully participate in the Association dedicated to Program Business.



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Sterling and Sterling Inc. and The Redwoods Group Awarded TMPAA Best Practice Honors

“The TMPAA continues to celebrate its 10th year of serving the unique needs of the Program Specialist.  Our Best Practice Designation stands at the core of what the Association looks to bring to this industry segment and our members.  Once again, this Designation provides us the opportunity to showcase our members who function at the highest levels, and have demonstrated their expertise in Program Administration.  We are pleased to recognize Sterling & Sterling, Inc.  and The Redwoods Group as our newest Best Practice Designation recipients.”

-- Jeremy Hitzig, TMPAA President and Distinguished Programs CEO.

Click Here to view the Best Practice Press Release



Click Here for Best Practice Award Photos.

Sterling and Sterling Inc. can be found at

The Redwoods Group can be found at



Welcome New Members

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our new TMPAA Program Administrators:
Noel Group
Mike Meeks
(715) 346-1847  
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The Powderhorn Agency
Gary Missigman
(888) 354-0677
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Westcap Insurance Services
Tim O’Neill
(805) 686-2668
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Food Service Insurance Managers
John Stassi
(916) 660-0267
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Motor Transport Underwriters Inc.
Ryan Bonnell
(317) 810-2028
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CM&F Group, Inc.
Jay Sullivan
(646) 871-8646
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Two events at this year's Summit, along with your individual contributions, have once again made it possible for TMPAA Charities to support organizations in your communities.
Our TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament had 100 participants and many generous sponsors.
The "Photo Contest" with President Bush raised almost $2500 dollars.
The TMPAA Board and Staff would like to thank everyone who has participated in these efforts. 
The TMPAA Charities Committee will be meeting in December to review the proposals submitted by members, and make the awards that support Education and Business Incubation in your community.  Please review the information below. 

Request for Proposals 


The Charitable arm of the TMPAA is organized to give members a greater voice in deciding what organizations our funds will support. 

The TMPAA Charities Board is now accepting funding applications submitted by TMPAA members to choose our beneficiaries. 

Funding requests must fall into two areas:

1) Education 
2) Business Incubation

Click Here for more information about TMPAA Charities and funding your favorite charity.





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