About NAPA, the National Association of Professional Agents

Since 1989, the National Association of Professional Agents (NAPA) has provided direct access to a full line of insurance benefits and professional services tailored to the unique needs of insurance professionals.

The History Of NAPA

The National Association of Professional Agents (NAPA) was formed in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois by Lou Marinaccio, who remains a senior benefits consultant to the association. NAPA's original business model still holds true today: An association that brings benefits, services and knowledge to the independent insurance agent.

An independent agent himself, Lou saw the need to provide tailored products to meet the unique benefit requirements of the independent insurance agent. Moreover, he identified the opportunity to market these products through a sponsoring insurance company which distributes their products through an independent agent network. This partnership with NAPA would provide the sponsoring company an advantage over the competition in recruiting and retaining quality agents and increasing sales.

Today, through these company sponsors, NAPA offers a portfolio of insurance products and professional services including Errors & Omissions, Life, Health, and other ancillary offerings to over 100,000 independent insurance agents nationwide. Many of the most prominent companies in the industry use NAPA as their voluntary benefit provider, selecting the products appropriate for their distribution force. NAPA has the ability to customize company-sponsored E&O programs.

Historically, NAPA E&O programs have some of the lowest loss ratios in the industry. This is due in a large part to the diligence of NAPA's loss control department that monitors sponsored E&O programs and offers ongoing loss control suggestions. NAPA has attracted key marketing people like Ted Baran and Scott Reid who have long-standing business relationships in the insurance industry. Ted Baran joined NAPA in 2006 and has led the NAPA team in new business development, as well as creating new products and services for NAPA's sponsored programs. Scott Reid manages the West Coast office for NAPA and continues to provide new business opportunities for NAPA.

NAPA moved from Illinois to Sarasota, Florida in 1998 and continues to expand. In 2006, NAPA moved into their new headquarters in Lakewood Ranch, Florida to accommodate expanding customer service, direct marketing and office administration.

Ted Baran

Ted Baran

Area President

Ted Baran is a Senior Consultant supporting NAPA sponsored-business opportunities. Ted has worked closely with the National Association of Professional Agents and their Board of Directors for 20-plus years to bring the Association’s core values and services to their membership. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1991, Ted started his career in Chicago and has worked in the Association Administrative Services, developing numerous membership programs for healthcare professionals, financial services agents, and many other small independent contractors’ professionals. Ted currently resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, with his wife and two children.

Jason Rogers

Jason Rogers

Senior Vice President

Jason Rogers consults NAPA to deliver professional liability insurance program solutions, assists with the sourcing of new benefits for members and helps support new business activities. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University as a four-year scholarship student-athlete and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Real Estate Development. He began his insurance career with Hartford Financial Products, underwriting public company D&O liability risks. He went on to Zurich Insurance Group, where he was responsible for a diverse portfolio of financial institution risks.

Joseph Peters

Joseph Peters

Account Executive

Joe Peters provides consultative support for NAPA’s agency professional liability book of business. With a focus on large agencies and unique risks, Joe has assisted clients with comprehensive coverage tailored to the insured. He graduated as a student-athlete at Hilbert College and transitioned his leadership skills to business, kicking off an extensive and successful career in sales. With a focus on risk management, he’s offered agency consultation and peace of mind to countless NAPA members since 2011.

Program Administration Services

  • Full marketing support
  • Dedicated customer service call center and online chat support
  • Website development and hosting
  • Customer billing and collections
  • E&O mandate management
  • Carrier premium reporting
  • Agent participation reporting
  • Agent claims reporting
  • Loss control and management services
  • Gallagher Affinity is the exclusive licensed broker and administrator for the National Association of Professional Agents.
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Why Partner With NAPA?

  • Proven track record in helping recruit, retain and motivate independent agents
  • A complete package of benefits and services designed for independent contractor agents
  • "A-Rated" program underwriters
  • Dedicated customer service call center and online chat support
  • Comprehensive online enrollment and account management tools
  • Turn-key administrative services
  • We administer over 100,000 insurance policies for over 100 sponsors of all sizes
  • Gallagher Affinity is the exclusive licensed broker and administrator for the National Association of Professional Agents.
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