April

April 2021

TMPAA Program Networking Week


May 3-6, 2021

Event Portal Now Open* 

The TMPAA Program Networking Week offers the opportunity to dedicate time to virtually connect with carriers, service providers and program peers to generate business opportunities, meet new members, explore markets and assess the solutions available for your operation. Registration provides access to the Networking Week meeting portal including:

Expect meeting opportunities with 60+ program carriers including London Markets and over 100 premier service providers. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

 

Gold Sponsors

Zurich  •  QBE  •  Sedgwick  •  Tysers  •   Wilson Elser  •  Allianz  •  Munich Re  •   AIG Programs  •  Hudson Insurance  •  Berkley  •  BMS Re US  •  Instec  •   Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters  •  Breckenridge Group

*Registered attendees received an email about accessing the event portal. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 


A Message from the TMPAA President

Hear from current TMPAA President, Chris Pesce, about the upcoming Networking Week event.


Program Employment Bulletin Board

Are you looking to fill a position at your agency/company? The Program Employment Board is accessible to all TMPAA website visitors, promoted broadly in the industry, and made available to universities with Insurance and Risk Management programs. Here are some recent postings:

  • Director of Insurance Services and Education
  • AVP, Public Entity Claims Manager
  • Senior Excess Underwriter
  • Insurance Programs Underwriter

Add your opportunity today!

 

   Market-Finding

These key resources are available to members year-round on the TMPAA website

Carrier Search Portal
Searchable database of 60+ TM Carrier profiles with program appetites - member login required

Carrier Meeting Request
Form to set up meetings

Program Carrier Checklist 
Items to consider when choosing a market for your program

Program Executive Summary 
Baseline information required to start the market-finding discussion

Reinsurance Support
Assistance with challenging program placements and alternative risk transfer

London Markets
Access to Lloyd’s focusing on startups, new business ideas, and unique opportunities

 

A Conversation
with AM Best
____ WEBINAR ____

Thursday, May 6 | 11:00 AM ET

AM Best recently announced its intention to offer a performance assessment for Program Managers, MGAs, and entities with delegated underwriting authority, to help insurers gauge the effectiveness of their existing and prospective underwriting partners. As this initiative could have significant implications for program business, the TMPAA has invited members of the AM Best team to provide more information about their plan and get feedback directly from members. The live webinar will be moderated by TMPAA President, Chris Pesce, and provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and add to the conversation.

If you have not already done so, please click here to access and review AM Best’s information about their Performance Assessment Methodology and Criteria for Delegated Underwriting Authority Enterprises (DUAEs), which includes MGAs, MGUs, Program Administrators, and Binding Authorities.  

Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance for the AM Best webinar. 

If you have not taken the opportunity to share your thoughts about the assessment process described above, please use the survey links below to do so now.

Program Administrator Survey

Carrier Survey


2021 State of Program Business Study 


Development of the 2021 State of Program Business survey is underway. You can expect to receive the survey in June by our research partner Advisen to assure the confidentiality and anonymity of responses. The results of this study will be discussed at the Summit in October.  

PARTICIPATION BONUSES

  • Program administrator members will receive one FREE e-ad distribution to 80,000+ retail agents about your program(s) following the completion of the study 
  • Enrollment in one FREE Target University Course
  • Access to complete study results  (Non-participating members can purchase these results for $500)


2021 STUDY SPONSORS

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Allied World Insurance Company

Amwins Program Underwriters

DOXA Insurance Holdings 

K2 Insurance Services

MGA Systems

QBE North America


I-Engineering, Inc.

Top Program Administrators nationwide & in UK markets have been excelling with I-Engineering’s robust suite of premier technology solutions and services since 1999. 

From Agent Raters to ALIS, our award-winning full MGA solution, to our newest solutions: PUMAA – Policy Underwriting Management Agency Access and ACE-HUB – Agency Carrier Exchange – our bidirectional carrier communication protocol, I-Engineering has the cloud-based solutions to save you both time and money. Click here for a video on our cutting-edge solutions.

Contact us to learn why we are the industry’s leading automation solutions provider!

Contact:  Chris Hiles, VP of Sales
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636-236-9390

We will spotlight your company on request. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Members
Including 2 New Markets

Carriers
  • Brace Underwriting Limited
  • Convex Insurance UK Ltd

View additional information on Carrier members (sign in required).

Program Administrator
  • Chatham Insurance Services
  • Denali Specialty Group, LLC
  • Roundstone
  • SAGE Program Underwriters

Program Administrator Incubators

  • Afton Managing General Agency, Inc. 
  • K&B Underwriters, LLC

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

Service Provider
  • Choice Legal, Inc.  

View additional information on Service Provider members.


  Review Your
Member Profile

Maintaining an accurate business profile on the TMPAA website is a key element for successful networking and business development among members. These profiles are especially important in a time when face-to-face meetings are limited or not possible.

Please review your current profile in the member section of the TMPAA website and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need assistance making updates.


Member News

MS Amlin Buys US Transportation MGA

Palomar Holdings in California Closes $400M Cat Bond with Torrey Pines Re

Gallagher Bassett Services Acquires Terrier Claims Services, MT Investigations

RPS, AXIS Insurance Launch Coverage for Home-Based Businesses

First Indemnity Adds AM Best Rated A & A+ Insurance Carriers

NSM Insurance Group Launches Instec Platform for State-of-the-Art Quoting System

HDVI partners with Munich Re, Spinnaker

Insurance Broker Acrisure Raises $3.45 Billion

ClarionDoor Selected to Optimize Insurer's Cannabis Program


Read more stories and submit your news today!


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