PMA Companies, a provider of workers compensation and related commercial insurance risk management solutions, said that it is expanding its footprint in New England with a focus on growing third party administration accounts and property and casualty insurance business.

According to PMA, its New England operation will have Meriden, CT as its regional hub and initially focus on Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Meriden office, which offers in-house underwriting, claims and risk control services, has 48 staff members and expects to add staff as new business increases.

The company said that Alan Mathog, president of PMA management corp of New England, and Ed Scannell, vice president for PMA insurance group would lead the New England team.

The New England expansion began in 2008 when PMA Capital Corp purchased PMA management corp. of New England, a regional TPA provider based in Meriden. Since then, PMA has established a full-service PMA branch office, offering TPA and risk services through PMA management corp. of New England, and property and casualty insurance and services through PMA insurance group.

John Santulli, executive vice president of PMA Companies, said: “We have the infrastructure in place, as well as the experienced, knowledgeable local staff, to bring our unique brand of PMA Companies insurance and risk management solutions to more clients in the New England region.

“We look forward to sharing our risk management expertise with the leading institutions, companies and public entities throughout the New England states, bringing even greater ease of doing business and tangible results to their workers’ compensation and related commercial risk management programs.”