Industry Activity

CHART Exchange

The CHART (Cover Holders And Risk Takers) Exchange was established in 2015 to serve as a forum through which London markets and U.S.-based insurance agencies can interact for the purpose of identifying and pursuing new business opportunities.  The entity became a permanent organization in 2016; members consist of current/prospective Coverholders, London-based Syndicates, and Vendor Partners who provide services for the insurance industry. CHART was formed based on these Ten Core Principles. Glenn Clark, owner of Rockwood Programs, is CHART’s “Earliest Adopter.” To learn more visit www.chart-exchange.com.

Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA)

TMPAA is an organization dedicated to the unique challenges of insurance program administration. The association’s mission is to help Program Administrators and MGA’s conduct their business more efficiently, with greater proficiency and profitability. The organization provides its membership with an array of business and educational services including access to program carrier decision makers, best practices information/recognition, an 12 course online university, program marketing services, an online portal for retail agents & brokers, industry studies and two annual, national meetings. The organization boasts 225 agency, 55 carriers and 60 vendor members as of January 2012. TMPAA was founded in 2001 by Glenn Clark, President of Rockwood Programs and has recently been acquired by Breckenridge Insurance Group. To learn more visit www.targetmkts.com.

Target Programs

Target Programs is a commercial website that was developed for Program Administrators and MGA’s members of TMPAA to promote their programs to Independent P&C agents & brokers. Agents and brokers are drawn to the site using a multi-media communication campaign designed to direct them to TMPAA members’ “outlet centers” featured on the Target programs website. Outlet center member participants also receive free and discounted e-marketing services as part of their annual membership. Rockwood Programs was a charter member of the retail portal initiative in 2006. To learn more about Target Programs, visit www.targetprograms.com.

SIAA

In 1995, with the encouragement of a number of insurance industry executives and consultants, the replication process of the highly successful first master agency – Satellite Agency Network Group was initiated, and in 1997, after a pilot program, SIAA was launched. Today, SIAA is the nation’s largest partnering Independent Insurance Agency Alliance. Since 1997, SIAA has grown to over 3,500 signed Independent Insurance Agency Members with only 11 domestic property and casualty insurance companies writing more premium than SIAA.

SIAA ended 2010 with over $300 million in new premium growth and added 414 new members. On average, more than one new agency joins a SIAA Master Agency Alliance each business day. The SIAA business plan calls for a network of 4,500 Independent Insurance Agencies producing in excess of $20 billion in premium. SIAA is not a franchise, cluster or aggregator. SIAA Master Agencies gain much more independence as members of a large national alliance. For over a decade, Rockwood Programs has partnered with SIAA members to offer a wide array of professional liability products. To learn more visit: http://www.siaa.net/

Insurance Agents & Brokers of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland Member

The Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B) organization is a partnership of three agents’ associations working together to deliver pre-eminent programs, products and services for IA&B members, all provided by the associations’ management arm, the Insurance Agents & Brokers Service Group. Led by dedicated agent volunteers and staffed by 35 professionals, the IA&B organization is recognized and respected nationally for its industry leading efforts in agent professional development, advocacy, industry information and knowledge base, communications and more.

The IA&B Partnership consists of…

• The Delaware Association of Insurance Agents & Brokers Inc.

• The Insurance Agents & Brokers of Maryland Inc.

• The Insurance Agents & Brokers of Pennsylvania Inc.

As individual state associations, each is committed to its own membership and program of action. By joining hands, each is able to advantage the economies of scale and shared expertise that the entire IA&B organization offers. Rockwood Programs has been an active member of IA&B since its inception. To learn more visit www.iabgroup.com/index.asp.

Rough Notes

Founded in 1878, The Rough Notes Co. was a pioneer publishing entity in the emerging world of property & casualty insurance in the United States. The original Rough Notes magazine has evolved into a multi-media enterprise deploying industry news analysis and insurance services (print, online, video production, special magazine issues, broker and agent services, electronic newsletters and publishing supplies). Focused on the independent insurance agency community, Rough Notes continues to be a leading force in the P&C industry. Rockwood Programs and its offspring, TMPAA have been long term business partners for over a decade. In fact, Rockwood President, Glenn Clark, is a member for the Rough Notes Editorial Advisory Board. To learn more visit www.roughnotes.com.