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.

Returns

The company's excellent results have enabled it to distribute $10.2 million in dividends to Property and Casualty owner-members since 2008 on an initial investment of $3 million.

Impact

HPIEx insures more than 75,000 units owned by 23 HPN members and insures properties with a total value over $10.5 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 10 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

Charles Wehrwein

Chief Operating Officer, Housing Partnership Network

Mike Hynes

President, The Housing Partnership, Inc.

Brian Bieler

Director, Asset Management, REACH

Shelley Murphy

President and CEO, Wesley Housing Development Corp.

Lawrence A. Swanson

Executive Director, ACTION-Housing, Inc.

Arthur "Art" Fatum

Chief Financial Officer, MidPen Housing

Michael Monte

Chief Operating and Financial Officer, The Champlain Housing Trust

Randy Parker

Managing Director, CFO, POAH

Lisa Wilcox Erhardt

EVP, Housing and Services, CommonBond Communities

Laura Selby

Chief Financial Officer, Hispanic Housing Development Corp.

D. Valentine, Chairman

Executive Vice President and CFO, BRIDGE Housing Corporation

(non-board) William C. Kelsey, President

President, Housing Partnership Insurance Exchange

(non-board) Derick White, Secretary

President, SRS, Vermont