December 2013


Happy Holidays
from the TMPAA

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Profitable 2014  

The TMPAA wraps up 2013 as the premier industry group for Program Administration with 274 Program Administrators, 51 Carrier members and services from over 70 Vendor Partners. The Association will continue to focus on initiatives that generate program business opportunities and foster best practice operations.

Here are a few suggestions for your holiday wish list:

  • Take Target University courses and apply for the CPL (Certified Programs Leader) Designation
  • Ensure your agency is protected by receiving a "Cyber Stress Test" and learn about the new sponsored coverage from the Association.
  • Apply to have your agency receive a TMPAA Best Practice Designation
  • Use the Association's commercial website, Target Programs, to promote your insurance products
  • Upgrade your website and marketing with assistance from Target Programs Marketing Services (TPMS)
  • Participate in the Marketing Campaign Competition
  • Make plans to attend both the TMPAA Mid Year Meeting and Summit

 Fourth Annual TMPAA Marketing Campaign Competition

Once again, the TMPAA is teaming up with the highly regarded Insurance Marketing & Communication Association (IMCA) to offer all TMPAA Program Administrator Members the opportunity to submit their best marketing campaigns.

  • Program Administrator Members are encouraged to submit one or more entries prior to April 1.
  • Entries must include a minimum of two communication vehicles that share a common campaign theme.
  • Total campaigns must have been in the marketplace between 1/1/13 and 3/15/14.

Now is the time to start reviewing this year’s marketing campaigns and decide which initiative or initiatives will be your best entry for the TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award competition.

Three winning campaigns will be announced at the Mid Year Meeting. Expect more information in the January newsletter.

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News from our Members

Program Segment an Opportunity for Carriers with the Expertise and Focus

Glatfelter Expands Private, Charter School Program

Schinnerer Energy Program Now Admitted in Several Key States 

GMI Partners with Charles James Cayias Insurance, Inc.- Partnership Now Offering Professional Pilot Car Insurance     

Fulcrum Insurance Programs Recognized as Leader In Sustainability

Click here to read more stories.

Submit your news today!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send us your agency's/ company's news release and we can post it for your Association peers to see.

The TMPAA is proud to welcome President Bill Clinton to its 2014 Mid Year Meeting in Baltimore, MD, May 12-14 at the Hilton Baltimore. The enthusiasm resulting from the President’s visit will generate both increased attendance and program business opportunities.

Click here for complete information about attending this very special event.

Want MORE for your $$$?

Try e-ads through Target Programs in 2014

Custom electronic ads through Target Programs are a great way to get your program information out to our database of over 80,000 independent P&C retail agents.

Let us help you do more business!

Act now to save on ad packages in the New Year.

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

TPMS Brand Refresh

TMPAA’s Target Programs Marketing Services (TPMS) now offers a new service to refresh and rejuvenate your company’s brand messaging at an affordable, one-time cost.

View this one-page summary of our “Brand Refresh” program for TMPAA members only.

Before & After Logo/Tagline Showcase – Five sample logo designs and associated taglines completed by TPMS.

The TPMS Five Minute-Five Question Marketing Assessment – This short online survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and provide TPMS with a snapshot of your company.  The survey is an excellent tool to set up a no-obligation conversation with the TPMS Director.

TPMS Web Design Insights – An overview of some unique features of three new website homepages that highlight innovative ideas for optimizing a website’s functionality.

TPMS Overview & Mini Case Histories – A summary of TPMS’ services and case histories of work performed by TPMS for clients over the past 3 years.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see what TPMS can do for your organization.



TMPAA Cyber Liability Coverage

The TMPAA has brought together two trusted members of the Association to offer cyber liability coverage tailored for your agency.

Edgewater Holdings recently celebrated its 20th anniversary pioneering many management liability products. They have developed an expertise in Cyber Risk and created a coverage that is far superior to many cyber products currently being rushed to market.

The Law Firm of Wilson Elser has been a member of the TMPAA since 2002 and has an extensive Data Security and Cyber Liability Practice. Wilson Elser will be providing the risk management services available exclusively to TMPAA policy holders.

Cyber coverages offered in this program include:
  • System Damage and Business Interruption
  • Cyber and Privacy Liability
  • Privacy Breach Notification
  • Media Liability
  • Regulatory and Privacy
Click Here to learn more about this important protection for your operation.

Year in Review: Membership

Program Administrators:

AFC Insurance
Affinity Agency Group
Align General
Allegiant Programs Group
All Insurance Underwriters
AmFed Insurance Services
Anchor Bay Insurance Managers
Artex Risk Solutions
Asian American General Agency
Athos Insurance Services
Ballator Insurance Group
Besnard & Associates
BNK Insurance Services
Christian-Baker Co.
Conway E&S
Custom Harvest Insurance, Ltd.
Edward E. Hall and Co.
G&G Underwriters
Hotchkiss Insurance Programs
Ink Underwriting
Innovative Risk Management
Irwin Siegel Agency
Keystone Program Administrator
LIG Marine Managers
Med James
MRM Group
NASW Assurance Services
Northshore Insurance Managers
Pioneer Programs
Presidio Excess Insurance Services
Resort Hotel Insurance Services
Risk Transfer
Russell Bond & Co., Inc.
Southwest Truck Insurance Agency
The Holdren Insurance Group
Trinity Risk
Ultra Risk Advisors
Wellington Risk Insurance Agency
Western Experts in Transportation


Berkley Custom Insurance Managers
International Insurance Company of Hannover
Stonewood Insurance Company


Altamont Capital Partners
BinTech Partners
Brown & Joseph, Ltd.
FIRST Insurance Funding
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Johnson and Johnson
Lloyd’s America
Overland Solutions
Premium Assignment Corporation – STRH
Republic Capital Claims Administrators