The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) awarded three member agencies the association’s Best Practice Designation at its recent Annual Summit in Tempe, Arizona.
Receiving the Designation Awards at this years Summit were, Distinguished Programs, The Mattei Companies and Professional Underwriters, which was awarded the designation earlier this year but recognized at this annual event.
All three agencies were evaluated by the association and demonstrated a proficiency in the program business areas under review.
The Mattei Companies, based in Seattle, has programs for agribusiness, forest products, wholesale distributors, moving and storage, waste haulers and Alaska commercial insurance.
Distinguished Programs, based in New York City, administers several real estate and community association programs.
Exton, Penn.-based Professional Underwriter is a national program administrator focused on public entity insurance.
“Recognizing the expertise of program specialists and acknowledging the administrators who run successful program operations is an important function for this association,” maintained David Jordan, senior vice president of AIG Programs, and charter member of the association. “The Best Practice Designation raises the bar for the program business segment of the industry.
Incoming TMPAA President Greg Thompson said the group hopes the award will prompt all agencies to review their operations. “We feel that participation in a best practice evaluation will encourage applicants to review their current level of functioning, look for greater efficiencies in the way they currently do business, and ultimately be recognized by program business professionals as a best in class operation,” he said.