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Captive 101 Introduction

 

Thinking about forming a Captive . . . here's what you need to know. Join this panel discussion with various leading experts and learn how to evaluate, license, and operate a captive insurance company. The distinguished panel will include consultants, a captive manager, an actuary, and an attorney all with a strong background in captive insurance. Open Q&A will allow audience members to interact and ask question about any phase of captive feasibility or formation.

MODERATOR: Anjanette Fowler, Managing Director/SVP, PNC Inst Asset Management 

 

PANELISTS:

  • Actuary - Sonya Bergquist, Senior Actuarial Analyst, Taylor-Walker Consulting, LLC

  • Captive Manager - Rae Brown, Director - Captive Operations, GPW and Associates

  • Attorney - Julie Robertson, Partner and Chair of Insurance Department, Honigman LLP

Captive Taxation - Nothing is Constant but Change (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

The captive tax area is dynamically ever-changing in all areas: (1) IRS audits and litigation, (2) Delaware IRS Summons, (3) CIC injunction, (4) State tax developments, both self-procurement and income (including Washington, Colorado, etc.), (5) Employee Benefits and Department of Labor updated procedures, just to name a few. Audience questions are encouraged.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Joseph T. Holahan, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

  • Charles J. Lavelle, Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP

  • Bailey Roese, Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP

  • P. Bruce Wright, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

An Attorney, a Banker, an Accountant, and An Actuary Walk Into A Casino . . . Getting Your OTHER Service Providers Working Together (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

Participants will understand the various roles non-captive manager service providers play in forming a captive. Focus will be on how they interact with each other and with the captive manager to produce the best results for the captive.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Michael Corbett, Sr. Vice President, Pinnacle Financial Partners

  • Solomon Frazier, Consulting Actuary, Taylor Walker Consulting, LLC

  • Nicola Neilon, Shareholder, Casey Neilon, Inc.

  • Ben Whitehouse, Attorney, Butler Snow LLP

A Deep Dive into the 4 C’s - Captives, Control, Consolidation, and Changes
(ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

This course will assist service providers in understanding the impact of various captive arrangements on the financial statements and tax returns of captive companies. The ability to communicate the impact of various captive structures, including collateral issues on the financial statements of the insured is an important consideration for financial reporting and tax reporting, whether a separate account, protected cell, incorporated cell, single parent, group captive, or RRG. After attending you will have an overview of the impact of various captive structures on the financial statements of the captive owner/insured.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Leon Rives, Chief Visionary Officer, RH CPAs

  • Kevin Doherty, Member - Insurance Law Practice, Dickinson Wright

  • Sandra Fenters, President, Capterra Risk Solutions, LLC

  • Nate Reznicek, Head of US Distribution, International Re

The Power of the Pool (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

This session will explain why captives participate in pools, the underwriting processes and pool operations. This presentation will help attendees understand what insurance pools are, different formats of pools, and fundamental differences between frequency and severity pools. The role of the actuary and why pool transparency is so important will also be covered.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Brandy Alderson, Vice President and Sr. Account Manager, Marsh Captive Solutions

  • Marilyn Chappell, Attorney, Sweetbaum Sands Ramming PC

  • Rick Eldridge, President & CEO, The Intuitive Companies

  • Arthur Koritzinsky, Managing Director, Marsh Captive Solutions

Claims Management During Time of Transition (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

This panel will reveal recent trends in approach to P&C claims handling including pandemic claims, effects of The Great Resignation, and best practices for navigating claims.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Amy Klatt, Vice President Captives and Programs Claims, Skyward Specialty Insurance

  • Amy O'Brien, Vice President Captive Sales, Gallagher Bassett

  • Katie Wildman, ProgrM Manager, BevCap Management 

How to Maximize your Strategic Review (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

With a hard market trending constant, captive owners must innovate to best serve their captives, and companies alike. A strategic review brings a new life to a captive’s goals and can better launch the captive for continued success in the long term. Creative risk financing solutions can be evaluated during this process to support lines of business already written in the captive. In our discussion, our speakers will explain the advantages of a strategic review and showcase their rationale during evaluation from the perspective of a regulator, captive consultant, and actuary.

 

PANELISTS:

  • Adam Miholic, Senior Consultant - Captives, Hylant

  • ​​Mark Wiedeman, Captive Insurance Assistant Director, Utah Insurance Department

  • Eric Wunder, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman

Hot Topics (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

This lively panel will address the hot topics, opportunities and threats facing the captive industry. The continued hard market, pandemic and the current economic marketplace have put the captive industry in the spotlight as risk managers are accessing their captives in expanded ways to address today’s challenges. The panelists will share their insights to assist your preparation for continued adversity and ways to maximize your captive. The session will also discuss the industry challenge of an aging captive industry which needs new initiatives to attract a workforce that will become the next generation of captive leaders. The session will share how CICA has developed strategies to attract younger individuals and support women to fill this growing need through their NEXTGen and Amplify Women initiatives.

 

MODERATOR: Dan Towle, President, Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA)

 

PANELISTS:

  • Diana Hardy, Audit Partner, RH CPA’s

  • Dan Kusaila, Tax Partner, Crowe LLP

  • Anne Marie Towle, Sr. Vice President, Hylant

State of States - Regulator Roundup (ICCIE Credit Eligible)

 

Always one of the WRCIC’s most popular sessions, the Regulator Roundup is your chance to hear regulators from multiple domiciles discuss recent trends and opine on topical issues.

 

MODERATOR: Allan Smith, Senior Vice President, Marsh Captive Solutions

 

PANELISTS:

  • Donald Ashwood, Captive Coordinator, Oklahoma Insurance Department

  • Vincent R. Gosz, Chief Captive Analyst, Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions Captive Program

  • Jonathan Habart, Director of Captive Insurance, Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

  • Sam Komo, Captive Manager, Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance

  • Joseph McDonald, Director of Captives, South Carolina Department of Insurance

  • Nick Stosic, Deputy Commissioner, Nevada Division of Insurance

  • Travis Wegkamp, Captive Insurance Director, Utah Insurance Department