June 2010

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TMPAA June 2010 News and Information
Tenth Annual Summit
The TMPAA is celebrating Ten Years of promoting excellence in Program Administration.
From a handful of administrators, carriers and vendors in 2001, the TMPAA now has 200 Program Administrator Members, 55 Carriers and 65 Vendors...... All who specialize in Programs!
The 2010 Summit will continue our tradition of providing “The Most Intensive Three Days of Program Related Issues You’ll Ever Experience” 

Keynote Speaker: Rudy Giuliani
Industry Speaker: Kevin Kelley
(Ironshore Inc.) 

Click Here for complete Summit information 

Registration, Hotel information and More. Plan to arrive early and participate in the TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament.


Key Sponsors

The Association would like to thank the current Gold  Sponsors for the 2010 Summit Meeting




Wilson Elser

The Hartford

York Programs

Breckenridge IS

Hudson Insurance Company

Liberty Mutual Commercial Affinity

Contact the Association  to discuss how to promote your company at the Summit.

TMPAA E&O Risk Retention Captive
Be Part of the Core Group of Founders ! 


The TMPAA Risk Retention Group introduced at the Mid Year Meeting is moving forward based on the interest expressed by our members. We would like to provide an opportunity for all our members to be part of the core group of founders, and be a part of the group that takes the first step to really control their claims and defense costs – in a soft market or hard market. 

As the Premier Program Business Association,  w
e understand the kind of E&O risks that program administrators face everyday.


Stable E&O costs – costs that won’t skyrocket in a hard market or when somebody sues your agency. An E&O action can get ugly. That’s why the right kind of E&O protection can make or break your agency.


The TMPAA Risk Retention Captive information presented at the Mid Year Meeting  is on the TMPAA website.   Check it out  or we can email it to you.


More than 20 of your fellow program administrator members have already said they want to know more. We can give you more details, answer your questions and help you decide if this new option – designed specifically for TMPAA members – will work for you.


The Target Markets Insurance Company will be up and running this fall.  Help us make this one of the TMPAA’s most valuable initiatives– we’re here to make it work for you.


Contact us  for more information.

2010 - 2013 TMPAA Meeting Schedule Now Available

 Get these events on your long range calendars now.

Click Here for the Calendar of Events page of the Association website.


 Have you seen this logo?

If you are a TMPAA Member it should be on your website.
Contact us  and request a TMPAA Logo file.

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

Request for Proposals
The Charitable arm of the TMPAA has been reorganized 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.

TMPAA Charities Events at the Summit


TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

The proceeds from our networking Golf Tournament is the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.  We need sponsors to make this work.

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between Carriers, Program Administrators and Vendors.  Our first three Tournaments were tremendous successes.

Plan to arrive early and enjoy this networking opportunity.  Our Tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack there of) levels.
Click Here  to register for the Golf Tournament
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?

Then TMPAA Charities is looking for you!

In coordination with the many events being held at this year’s Tenth Annual Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, the TMPAA will be holding its first “Silent Auction” to benefit TMPAA Charities. 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 Summit event in October. 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.
  Service Activity
The TMPAA Charities is working to organize a service activity in the Phoenix area during our Summit in October for attendees who are able to participate.  Expect more information in the July newsletter.

Have your Agency recognized as a best in class  program operation at the
Tenth Annual Summit

Recognizing the expertise of program specialists and acknowledging the Administrators who run successful program operations will not only continue to promote excellence in this industry segment, but also provide important information for program markets as they seek partners with whom to do business.

Click Here to access the TMPAA Best Practice Designation Overview

View all TMPAA Best Practice Agencies

For additional information about the TMPAA Best Practices Designation, contact :
Ray Scotto – Executive Director - at (877) 347 - 5700. E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Click Here for testimonials from TMPAA Best Practice Program Administrators
Leadership 2.0
"Dating Game"
Scheduled for the
Tenth Annual Summit
The Leadership 2.0 group is developing presentation for the Teneth Annual Summit on Monday 10-18 at 4:00. 

The presentation will explore what Carriers and Program Administrators are looking for in good program partners.  Presentation will take the form of the
"Dating Game"
The TMPAA is targeting the next generation of program business leadership, and will look to provide networking, education, and professional development for this identified group.  

Please be sure to have your future senior managers, principals,  and program division heads attend this year's Summit and participate in the continued development of this Leadership 2.0 Group. 
Meeting registrations allow you to indicate planned attendance at panel presentation.  
Contact us for additional information.
Ray Scotto  - TMPAA Executive Director 

Reminder :  Deadline to participate in the
TMPAA / Rough Notes Supplement is
July 16
A full-page feature about your company and a full page, four-color advertisement within the Target Markets Special Section for $4,500.  
A full page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite your ad.
500 color reprints of your ad and article for $1 each.   

Significant bonus distribution at many industry events.
E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in this opportunity, or contact Eric Hall, VP Advertising Rough Notes, at 800-428-4384, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

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We Want You ! 
Click Here  for the TMPAA Membership Page
 Contact us to discuss how the TMPAA can assist in the continued success of your program business operation.