Overview

Housing Partnership Insurance Exchange (HPIEx) is the first property and casualty reinsurance company created, owned and operated by nonprofit housing developers. It offers members superior coverage (property, liability, and workers compensation), customized loss control services, and stable premiums that shield them from the volatile pricing in the conventional insurance market. Strong performance has enabled HPIEx to consistently distribute annual dividends to owner-members.

Housing Partnership Network launched HPIEx in 2004 to address the insurance crisis faced by our members after September 11th when insurers dramatically raised premiums and canceled coverage despite exceptionally low loss histories. Today, HPN serves as general manager and part owner of the company and oversees its contractual relationships with brokers, fronting carriers, reinsurers, claims managers and actuaries.

Mission

The strength of HPIEx provides stability for affordable housing organizations which provides confidence they have a reliable insurance program working for their best interest.  HPIEx works with members to deliver safe homes for tenants with safe work environments for employees.   

Results

The company's excellent results have enabled it to distribute over $12 million in dividends to Property and Casualty owner-members since 2008 on an initial investment of $3 million.

Impact

HPIEx insures more than 85,000 units owned by 23 HPN members and insures properties with a total value over $11 billion. The company provides property and casualty insurance; in January 2014, the company added workers' compensation coverage to its offerings; and now provides coverage to 11 members with a payroll of over $150 million. Total annual premiums have grown from $6 million in 2004 to over $30 million today. 

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Partners

Management Team

Board of Directors

Brian Bieler

Director, Asset & IT Management, REACH

Tom Early

Chief Operating Officer, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Tracy Gargaro

Chief Financial Officer, Rocky Mountain Communities

Susan Johnson

EVP & Chief Operating Officer, BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Janine Lind

Chief Operating Officer, MidPen Housing Corporation

Daniel Lorraine

Senior VP Property Management, National Community Renaissance

Michael Monte

Chief Executive Officer, The Champlain Housing Trust

Walter Moreau

Executive Director, Foundation Communities

Shelley Murphy

President and CEO, Wesley Housing

Randy Parker

Managing Director, CFO, POAH

Lawrence A. Swanson

Executive Director, ACTION-Housing, Inc.

Charles Wehrwein

Chief Operating Officer, Housing Partnership Network

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