December 2019

Registration Opens
January 3

2020 Mid-Year Meeting
May 4-6 | Tampa, FL

Industry Presentations by:

  • Pina Albo – CEO, Hamilton Insurance Group
  • VJ Dowling – Managing Partner, Dowling & Partners Securities
  • Ivy Kusinga – SVP, Chief Culture Officer, Chubb

More speakers and presentation to be announced soon.

  Click the calendar icon for a registration reminder.


19th Annual Summit
In Review


A record-breaking attendance of over 900 program professionals took advantage of opportunities to grow and improve their business at the 19th Annual Summit. The meeting featured a keynote address from former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the results of the 2019 Program Business Study and Prem Watsa, Chairman/CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings, speaking to the group about successful strategies of running a business and important industry trends. 

Click here for full meeting recap 

Key Summit Sponsors

Zurich  |  QBE  |  Wilson Elser |
Munich Re  |  Tysers  |  AIG
Hudson Insurance  |  Mystic Capital
Berkley  |  Allianz  |  BMS Re US
Breckenridge Insurance Group
NetRate  | Sedgwick  |  Ascot Group
Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters


Summit Presentation Recordings

The Changing Carrier Model: PA Access to Third Party Capital Partners

The Compelling Case for Independent Actuarial Analysis

The Management Discipline of Listening

Cognitive Bias Is Impacting Your Decisions and Bottom-Line

Resource Recap


ALIRT 2019 Nine Month
P&C Full Review

The TMPAA has partnered with ALIRT Research to provide a valuable resource for Association members. The Marketplace Review Portal provides access to ALIRT’s quarterly macro financial analyses/ snapshots and white papers (i.e. high level industry research). In addition, Program Administrators interested in seeing specific research on an individual insurance company will be able to do so on a fee basis specifically negotiated for members. 

Click here to learn more and request access to the Marketplace Review Portal.

*Nine month snapshot available through the ALIRT portal

Sponsored by Association member:

Season's Greetings 

The Advisory Board and Staff would like to wish the members and friends of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association a very happy holiday season. It has been our privilege once again to serve you and work to develop initiatives and networking strategies that generate program business opportunities and foster best practices. We look forward to continuing these efforts in 2020.

Become a Best
Practice Agency

A core element of the Association’s mission is to promote excellence in Program Administration. Visit the Best Practice page of the TMPAA website to watch a short video and learn how you can gain recognition as a best-in-class operation at the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting.

Find a Program Partner

The Carrier Search Portal (CSP) allows members to search for markets using specific program characteristics and quickly identify the most likely program partners. A market profile is available for every carrier member of Target Markets. This is not only a great resource to plan for the Mid-Year and Summit events, but a year-round, market-finding tool.

Access the Carrier Search Portal

Program Business Continues to Outpace Total P&C Industry

Program business premium rose 12.18 percent in 2018, reaching $40.5 billion from $36 billion in 2016. It continued to outpace the total property/casualty industry, which grew commercial lines premiums by only 9.97 percent in 2018.

Follow the links below for more information about this year's study.


Appulate, Inc.

For more than a decade, Appulate has helped hundreds of Carriers, MGAs, Brokers and over 70,000 Retail Agents connect on a single digital platform, automating the submission, quoting, and even bind process for both commercial and personal lines. Our market-leading, cloud-based software solutions; ProducerConnect™, MGAConnect™, and CarrierConnect™ bridge data electronically between stakeholders to drastically reduce data entry and underwriting time and costs.

Contact:  John Yarbrough
Automation Specialist

To schedule time with me, go to:
or call direct: (818) 717-7301 x 813

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500+ Members Strong

The TMPAA welcomed 82 new members this year. 

  • 45 Program Administrators
  • 13 Program Administrator Incubators
  • 18 Service Providers
  • 6 Carriers

Target Markets remains the association dedicated to program administration. 

Current members are the best ambassadors to inform prospects about the resources available for program specialists within the TMPAA. The Association gets stronger with each new agency, carrier and service provider that joins. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Membership Development, with any referrals.

New Members

Program Administrators 
  • California Southwestern Insurance Agency 
  • L. H. Brenner Inc.
  • Financial Risk Solutions, A DOXA Insurance Holding Co.

View additional information on Program Administrator members (sign in required).


Reach More Agents

Find out how Target Programs can help expand your agent reach. Feature your programs on and consider an electronic ad package- email distributions to our large agent database- in your 2020 marketing budget. Explore the options today.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more information, (302) 268-1011.

Member News

InsurTech Fuels Focus on Underwriting Data and Analytics

Risk Strategies Makes Recreational Marine Buys

AmTrust Promotes CFO Karkowsky to President

Smart Club Program from Insurance Office Of America Targets Member Organizations

Blue River Underwriters Opens VA Office, Welcomes New Underwriter

Beazley Introduces Small Business Life Sciences Insurance

Worldwide Facilities Acquires Managing Wholesale Broker Risk Management Advisory Group

Gallagher Appoints President of Small Business, US Retail P&C Brokerage

Lloyd's Launches Ground-Breaking Space Insurance Policy

Preferred Property Program Launches D&O Policy for Community Associations

Argo Group Welcomes New EVP of US Operations

Former Ironshore, Lexington CEO Kelley to Retire at Year’s End from Liberty Mutual

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage Announces New Partnership

Read more stories and submit your news today!