Sessions are identified as all audiences, intermediate and advanced to simplify your education selections and allow you to create a customized conference experience.

CLE credits for attorneys will be offered through our sponsor Eversheds Sutherland and are indicated with a dagger (†) in the session titles below.
CPE credits for CPAs will be offered through Taylor Chandler, LLC (NASBA Registry CPE Sponsor). Sessions will be categorized by field of study and up to 10 credits will be available.
ICCIE credits will be available for those indicated with an asterisk (*) in the session titles below.




101: All Audiences  |  201: Intermediate  |  301: Advanced
 = Professional Development Session



Schedule at a Glance

Please note - the schedule below is subject to change

Sunday, March 10


10:00 am-5:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up



11:00 am-8:00 pm
Conference Registration



11:30 am-tee-off
Golf Tournament
Sponsored by: 
VermontCaptive2





12:30-4:00 pm
Tennis Mixer 

12:30-5:00 pm
Tucson Craft Beer Tour
12:30 pm – Transportation departs from the JW Marriott
Sponsored by:
Milliman Logo



6:30-8:00 pm
Opening Networking Reception in Exhibition Area. Join us as we kick off the 2019 CICA International Conference.
Sponsored by:
Rives & Associations, LLP



Monday, March 11


7:30-8:45 am

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Area
Sponsored by:
MMMlogo_HiRes


7:30-8:45 am
First Time Attendee Breakfast and Orientation
Sponsored by:
EWI reinsurance small

9:00-10:45 am
Opening General Session with Awards Presentation and Keynote Address
Keynote Address from Cindy Solomon: “Creating a Culture of Courage – A New Leadership Challenge” -- As companies ask their employees to take more risks, innovate at every turn and anticipate the future, courage is becoming an ever-more critical leadership and job skillpont. Organizations comprised of courageous individuals and leaders can make difficult decisions quickly, take advantage of market opportunities and grow their organizations during even the most challenging of times. In this popular, deeply researched, and highly entertaining presentation, Cindy shares the learnings of over 5,000 interviews about courage, how to build it and how to use it. Understand and identify your unique type of courage as Cindy shares what every leader and individual needs to know to ‘build their courage’ and create teams that communicate, innovate and learn from every experience.
Cindy Solomon, President & CEO, CSA, Inc. 
Dan Towle, CICA President

Sponsored by:



RISK_Actuarial_4C

10:45-11:15 am
Networking Break in the Exhibit Area

11:15 am-12:15 pm
101: Captives 101: Stabilizing Your Organization's Future Through Captive Formation
Captives 101 entails the basic understanding of the what, why and how of captives. Learn the feasibility process and the importance of selecting reliable experts to guide in establishing a captive. Session experts will share their lessons learned in navigating the exploratory stage of a captive.
Brian Johnson, ACAS, MAAA, ARM, President and Consulting Actuary, Risk International Actuarial Consulting
Megan Ogden, Director, JLTIM Captive Management
Theresa Severson, MLIS, Vice President Insurance & Risk, RPAI HOLDCO Management LLC



101: Shaping the Captive Leaders of the Future ⬧
Our captive industry is growing and changing. The insurance world is changing with technology and talent. How does the captive industry survive with a growing number of retirements? Changing the way in which the industry recruits and grooms talent to be future leaders is a key topic of discussion amongst everyone in the industry. Join this session to learn how industry service providers and captive owners are training, mentoring and transferring their knowledge to the younger generations.
Courtney W. Claflin, Executive Director – Captive Programs, University of California, Office of the President
John Prescott, CPA, AIAF, Managing Partner, Johnson Lambert LLP
Sandra R. Springer, MBA, ARM, Senior Vice President, Captive Resources



201: Getting Smart with Lost Time: Integrating Workers Comp & Disability *
The balance of wanting a healthy, productive work force while also providing compliant and appropriate leave policies is tough, not to mention expensive. This is especially true when your workers’ compensation and disability programs operate separately. Savvy Risk managers are integrating workers’ compensation and disability to produce cost savings, increased productivity and an overall uptick in program efficiency. This creates greater claims consistency and allows employers a closer look into the health and injuries of their employees. This session will highlight these and other benefits of integration, offer best practice tips and tactics, and walk through an employer case study to demonstrate its success and how it was achieved. Learn from a major health system how they  approached the integration, the results and learnings along the way.
Kevin Confetti, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, University of California, Office of the President - Office of Risk Services
Fredrik Finnman, Group Risk Manager, Sandvik Group
Karin Landry, Managing Partner, Spring Consulting Group

201: View From Across the Pond *†
A panel of leading European captive owners and consultants share the latest activity from the other side of the Atlantic, where Solvency II, BEPS and a patchwork of domicile options create a vastly different captive landscape to the United States. Delegates will also learn how European captives can be utilised for American corporates interested in a multi-captive strategy. 
Richard Cutcher, Research and Development Manager, AIRMIC
Ciaran Healy, Director, Client Solutions EMEA for Captive & Insurance Management, Aon
Udo Kappes, Chairman, ECIROA/Airbus
Philippe 
Viénot, Vice Chairman, ECIROA/BNP Paribus




12:15-1:30 pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Area
Sponsored by:

Imperial PFS


1:30-2:30 pm

101: The Great Debate II *
Returning by popular demand from last year's packed session. The main arguments in favour of captives will be challenged and discussed between captive owners and ranking senior consultants. The topics will begin with the reasons for single-owner captives large and small. These will be extended in this session to group-owned captives. 
Joel Chansky, Partner, Milliman
Hugh Rosenbaum, Retired Principal, Willis Towers Watson
Peter Rosiere, Risk Manager, Sodexo
Gary Osborne, Vice President, Risk Partners

201: Capturing the Future: Innovative Enterprise Risk Captive Solutions *
This session will focus on the use of micro-captives to provide innovative solutions for enterprise risk management programs.  We will present case studies showing how enterprise risk captives are being used to assist middle-market companies and will address the following topics:
- Using enterprise risk captives to address shortcomings in the commercial insurance market
- Events in which an enterprise risk captive was able to respond to losses that would otherwise have been uninsured
- The use of enterprise risk management captives to assist in the implementation of a holistic risk management approach.
Andrew Rennick, Director, Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. 
Ryan Ralston, Managing Director, Risk Management, Elevate Captives
Stephen Watson, CFO, SVP, Biltmore


201: Succession Planning: Has Your Company Begun? * 
Despite its importance to operational continuity and sustainability, companies, including captives, often do not develop a strategic approach to succession planning, including allowing sufficient time for the process. Captives must be doubly focused –  not only on succession planning applicable to their own employees, but also within their key service provider organizations. Rather than simply an HR exercise, succession planning should ultimately involve the Board of Directors (typically with responsibility for governance), as well as multiple functional areas, executives, and managers throughout the organization.

A panel of senior executives, all of whom have succession planning experience, will discuss the process with a focus on the following:
 - Identification and evaluation of existing talent
- Training and development
- Selection
- On-boarding and transition

The panel’s discussions will also touch on Board/executive team engagement / role(s); ongoing talent assessment; emergency succession planning; recruiting externally; and managing political and emotional dynamics.
Mark Gould, CEO/CFO, Gould Construction, Inc., member/owner and past President of National Contractors Insurance Ltd.
Nick Hentges, MBA, CIC, co-CEO, Captive Resources, LLC
Joseph A. Herbers, ACAS, MAAA, CERA, Managing Principal, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
Moderator: Gordon Padera, Executive Vice President – Consultative, Gallagher Bassett

301: Cyber Insurance Market: Shaping The Future *
Investigate the importance of cyber insurance, the challenge that a lack of result-oriented data poses on pricing, reserving and aggregation, the challenges related to modelling of cyber exposure aggregation, and the impact of large cyber-attacks on insurers, the role silent cyber may play in aggregation, the need for further understanding and clarification on the reinsurance aspect of cyber, and lessons and guidelines to improve such understandings.
Fred Eslami, Associate Director, AM Best
Scott Hammesfahr, Product Marketing, Cyence Risk Analytics, Guidewire
Michael O’Malley, SVP & Managing Director, Strategic Risk Solutions

2:30-3:00 pm 
Networking Break in the Exhibit Area


3:00-4:00 pm
101: Captivating Claims Knowledge
Captive formation and maintenance is crucial to the success of the members, but what happens once the claim comes in the door? Effective claims management techniques and communication could be the key to overall success. Join a program manager, claims expert and captive risk management professional as they captivate you with claims basics: timely and accurate reporting, meaningful contacts, comprehensive investigation and strategic resolutions.
Gregory Agnone, Director Business Development, Captives, Midwest Employers Casualty
Amy O'Brien, National Sales Director, Gallagher Bassett
Richard Sager, Worker’s Compensation Claims Manager, Avitus Group  

201: Best Practices for Forming and Operating a Captive *
In this session, experienced captive owners, one representing a single parent captive, and the other a group program, along with an industry captive consultant will share their experience with captive formations and the ongoing operation of their captives. The session moderator will pose questions to each of the three panelists which will focus on the lessons they have learned at the various stages of a captive’s lifecycle. Panelists will describe how they chose to address certain situations and how this has led to best practices that they have incorporated into their daily routines. Questions will address the different hurdles encountered by group formation versus single parent captives. The panel will offer up some suggestions to the audience to help them achieve long-term success with their own captive programs.
Steve McElhiney, CEO, EWI Risk Services, Inc.
Mike Meehan, Consultant, Milliman, Inc.
Timothy J. Padovese, President & CEO, Ophthalmic Mutual Ins. Co.
Anne Marie Towle, EVP, JLT Insurance Management

201: Big Tax Insights on Small Captives *†
The panel will discuss what is (or should be) on the correct side of the tax line for small captives, given the IRS’ auditing and pronouncements.  We will include practical insights from the former Chief of the IRS Insurance Branch and a lawyer who has tried small captive insurance cases.   Active participation and questions from the audience are encouraged.  
Kacie N. Dillon, Esq., Partner, Woolston & Tarter P.C. 
Sheryl B. Flum, Managing Director, Washington National Tax
Charles (Chaz) Lavelle, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP  


301: "Too" Big Data: Managing the Avalanche of Captive Data *
Do you have too much data? Are you uncertain who needs what data and when? Are you concerned about overwhelming or confusing stakeholders with the wrong information at possibly the wrong time? Do you struggle with your data and/or reporting strategy, worrying that it may be missing the mark? Effectively using the mountain of data generated by most captives is a challenge for many. With a common, yet often misunderstood goal of keeping the right stakeholders informed at the right time with the right information, captive owners and managers often struggle to do so efficiently or with clarity. This session will leverage the experiences and knowledge of a captive owner, a senior actuarial leader and a risk executive with over 25 years of varied captive experience (as a risk manager, broker, insurer, consultant and TPA) to explain how to sift through a large volume of data from numerous sources to get to a cogent, meaningful and actionable data and reporting strategy that will enable the highest quality decision making for all recipients. Learn to be a hero not a zero with a data and reporting strategy that makes an impact on your organization by enabling decision-makers more effectively. 
Chris Mandel, SVP & Director, Sedgwick Institute
Mark Marshall, Director, Risk Management, Extra Space Storage
Al Rhodes, President and Sr. Actuary, SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group 

4:15-5:15 pm

101: Implementing Corporate Governance Best Practices in Captives †
Often, one of the last points new captive owners stop to consider is the proper oversight and corporate governance of their new insurance company. However, both regulators and other participants in the insurance marketplace expect that the captive act like an insurance company. In this session, captive attorney and former domicile regulator Ben Whitehouse, captive manager Belinda Fortman along with Colin Donovan, President of STICO will discuss the challenges and strategies for implementing good corporate governance practices. This session will cover proper selection of board members, training, and captive board operations. 
Colin Donovan, President, STICO Mutual Insurance Company, RRG 
Belinda Fortman, Founder and Managing Director, Risk Administrative Services, LLC
Benjamin Whitehouse, Senior Counsel, Butler Snow LLP

101: Students: Bridge between academia and industry ⬧
There is a little intersection between academia and industry as far as insurance is concerned. It is even more true for captives. For industry, academicians dwell in their ivory towers doing arcane stuff that seemingly has little “practical” utility. Academicians only look to the industry when they need data! There is acknowledgement of the divide on both sides. Yet the same clichés are repeated ad infinitum without a reasonable concerted attempt to bridge this gap. Both parties, however, in their self-serving worlds forget that a major overlap between the two is human capital, namely, students. Academicians are supposed to train students for the “real” world which is the industry. Yet the industry insists that the newcomers to it unlearn the classroom.  Faced with this dichotomy, students veer one way or another. And the chasm continues to propagate inter-generationally. How do we arrest this divide from growing? This session will focus on the ways in which the two sides can bridge the gap by refocusing on the students. We will hear from industry personnel who have focused on mentoring students, and academicians who acted as facilitators rather than “lecturers.” We will learn from them the impediments they faced, whether they succeeded, and if that focusing on the commonalities (students) the only way to bridge the industry-academic gap.
Matt Blessing, Underwriting Manager, RT Specialty
Daniel Freeman, Student of RMI, Army veteran, Missouri State University
Kathleen Larkin, JD, Licensed lawyer in New York with Law Practice until 2016 and Instructor of Risk and Insurance at Missouri State University
Kristen Peed, Director of Corporate Risk Management, CBIZ
John Talley, JD, Captive Program Manager, DIFP, MO
Moderator: Puneet Prakash, Ph. D, Associate Professor and Baker Chair of Risk and Insurance, Missouri State University


201: Reinsurance Options *
Understanding reinsurance and how best to use in your captive program can be complex at best. How do you design your program, do you require one reinsurer or multiple for your program? Do you have a lead partner, what are the benefits? Understanding the analytics and key factors reinsurance companies review in quoting a program. Captive owners will share their experiences.
Steve Bauman, Head of Global Programs and Captive Programs, North America, AXA XL
Desmond Bohan, Senior Vice President, JLT Re
Steven Gibson, President - Dealer Risk Services, Inc. and Program Manager - Dealer Management Group, Inc.  



4:15-5:15 pm
Captive Association Leadership Council Meeting - Invitation Only
Domicile Regulator Meeting - Invitation Only

5:30-7:00 pm
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Area




Tuesday, March 12


7:30-8:30 am

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Area
Sponsored by:

Zurich



8:30-9:30 am
101: Keys to Succeeding as a Young Professional in the Captive Industry: Mentorship ⬧
A panel of mentor-mentee pairs will address the benefits of successful mentorship and how it can have a positive impact on the professional development and career growth of both participants. Topics covered will include lessons learned, different perspectives from each generation on mentorship (mentoring and being mentored), and tips and tricks of mentoring that can be keys to success in the industry.
Ian Davis, MPA, Director of Financial Services, State of Vermont
Karen Hsi, Program Manager – Captive Programs, University of California
Adam Miholic, Director of Alternative Risk, Assurance Agency
Nate Reznicek, Director of Operations, CIC Services, LLC
Anne Marie Towle, EVP, JLT Insurance Management
Kirk Watkins, Proactive Leader, Captive Insurance Programs, Trion Group
Moderator: Dan Towle, President, Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA)



201: Regulatory Hot Topics *†
A panel discussion about regulatory hot topics, will include both a regulatory perspective and industry perspective. Recent hot topics and market trends will be discussed along with ongoing issues such as BEPS, tax scrutiny, 831(b), home-domiciling pressures, regulatory convergence/divergence, NAIC, IAIS and cannabis captives. This session will both discuss some of the unique common perspectives between regulators and address some of the differences. 
Nancy Gray, Regional Managing Director-Americas, Aon Captive Insurance Management
David Provost, Deputy Commissioner for Captive Insurance, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Dana Sheppard, Acting Deputy Commissioner and Associate Commissioner, DC-Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
Moderator: Rachel Moir,  Captive and Risk Finance Product Manager, IRMI, and Editor, Captive.com 


301: Captive History: Lessons Learned Through the Years *
The explosive growth of the captive industry since the 1960s has brought about many changes in the optimal performance and utilization of a captive. Captives are flexible, evolving tools, and there are a variety of configurations available to help drive opportunities for the parent organization. No matter where your company’s risk profile lies, there is a captive that can fit — from small captives structured around catastrophic risks to more traditional captives focused on frequency-driven risks, up through truly strategic captives that integrate innovative and emerging risks like third-party business. Taking a phased approach to your captive’s growth plan can allow it to evolve with your organization’s risk management philosophy. Join a long-time captive owner along with a panel of captive experts as we look back to lessons learned through an ever-changing business environment and learn what is necessary to keep a captive at the core of a parent organization’s risk management strategy.
Michael Corbett, Director, Captive Insurance at State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce & Insurance
J. Michael Low, President, AZCIA and Partner, Kutak Rock LLP
Michael Serricchio, Managing Director, Americas Sales Leader, Marsh Captive Solutions


9:30-10:00 am
Networking Break in the Exhibit Area


10:00-11:00 am
101: Essay Contest Finalist Presentations, Sponsored by: Strategic Risk Solutions
Two-person teams were asked to describe how and why a captive insurance company could be used as a cost-effective means of alternative risk financing for emerging risks and their corresponding loss exposures. Finalist teams receive cash prizes and give presentations on their essays. The essay contest aligns with this year’s conference theme “Captives Shaping the Future” which reflects the growing opportunities for captives.
Kayla Cecchine and Brendan Tarte, St. Joseph’s University
Christian Ferrara and Charles Fisher, Appalachian State University

Angel Song and Alana Vicale, Temple University
Moderator: Brady Young, Strategic Risk Solutions 

101: Understanding Your Captive's Loss Reserves
Risk managers often wonder, if I already have a TPA who sets case reserves for my claims, then why are IBNR reserves necessary? In this session, attendees will hear from a TPA representative, a captive owner, and an actuary. The panel will explain the differences between case reserves and IBNR reserves, why each are typically necessary, and how they are calculated. The actuary and TPA representative will discuss how their roles and goals in reserve setting are different and complementary. A captive owner will articulate their understanding of their captive’s reserves, and comment on their captive’s philosophy with regards to carried reserves with respect to the financials of their captive.
Craig Brophy, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.
James Pingel, President, FreSeguro, Inc. 
Todd Lewis, Claim Supervisor, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. 

201: Addressing Extra-Domicile Regulatory and Premium Tax Risks *†
This session will review recent developments regarding the regulation of captives doing business in the U.S. by state authorities outside the captive’s domicile. It also will examine recent developments regarding the imposition of premium taxes on captives and their insureds by such authorities. Issues to be discussed include: What are the rules governing when a captive may be regulated outside its domicile and what is the regulatory outlook in this area? What are the rules governing when a captive or its insureds may be liable for premium tax outside the captive’s domicile and what is the outlook in this area? What can the owner of a captive insuring risks in the U.S. do to mitigate the risk of being exposed to regulation or unexpected premium tax liabilities in jurisdictions outside the captive’s domicile?
Joe Holahan, Attorney, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Pete Kranz, Managing Director, Captive Group Leader, Beecher Carlson
Moderator: Mikhail A. Raybshteyn, Americas Captive Services Deputy Leader, EY Global Captive Network

11:15 am-12:15 pm


101: The Political Climate and the Future of Captives *†
This session will focus on the latest hot topics in the captive industry. This includes international developments, Association Health Plans and interest in captives, trends in the industry and any regulatory updates.
Steve Kinion, Delaware
Skip Myers, Attorney, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP 
Paul Owens, Willis Towers Watson

201: Commonly Accepted Insurance Practices: Small Captives’ Practices Compared to Commercial Insurance *†
Join this interactive discussion of the commonly accepted practices of captives as compared to the commercial insurance industry. This presentation will look at phrases used by the courts to describe the micro captive transaction and then compare those to the rest of the industry. 
Joel Chansky, Chair, CICA Board of Directors and Partner, Milliman
Jeremy Huish, Senior VP, Artex Risk Solutions
Derek Kaczmarek, Partner, Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC
Mark S. Tabler, Chief Operating Officer, Innovative Physician Solutions, RRG



201: RRGs - Setting the Record Straight *
While risk retention groups continue to be misunderstood in the marketplace, they offer opportunities frequently superior to those of the traditional market and sometimes even other captives platforms. Understanding their purpose, actual performance metrics, streamlined product characteristics, flexibility, historical success, and judicially-held exemption from regulatory and statutory overreach will continue to make RRGs a viable alternative to other strategies, despite the soft market -- for the right group(s), with the right purpose and for the right reasons.
Jim Cutts, Publisher, Risk Retention Reporter
Joe Deems, Executive Director, National Risk Retention Association
Mike Schroeder, Chairman & General Counsel, Allied Professionals Ins. Co. RRG 


301: Globalize and Modernize Your Captive in Response to Geo Political Events *
The session will explore the current changes to the geo-political landscape highlighting developments in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Discussion will include turning geo-political risk into captive solution opportunities, ‘globalizing’ a company's captive structure to address worldwide risk, and using a captive structure to centralize global risk and exposures. 
Eric Bishop, VP of Finance/Risk, Fresenius
Jason Flaxbeard, Managing Director, Beecher Carlson
Jim Bulkowski, Senior Manager, Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services, Ernst & Young



12:15-1:15 pm

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Area
Sponsored by:
Pro Group CM Logo

1:15-2:15 pm
201: Changing Times: Accounting & Tax Update *
The panelists in this session will edify the audience on key developments in the guidance for both accounting and tax, as it impacts alternative risk entities. The presentation will highlight some of the inter-connected play between book and tax accounting, and will cover clarifying guidance published to address tax reform since the law was enacted. Examples will be provided for how to deal with the new loss reserve discounting and the panelists will outline important items companies should be considering to address a constant developing accounting and tax environment. 
Matt Gravelin, Tax Principal, Johnson Lambert LLP
Dave Tatlock, Director, Strategic Risk Solutions

201: Risk Pooling – The Debate of How to Do It Right *†
The purpose of this session will be to discuss possible structures of risk pools.  Specifically, what is a valid operational pooling structure under tax authorities and insurance best practices, and what is not.  The panel will also discuss the IRS view of circular flow of funds, premium pricing, permissible lines of coverage, and how to meet “common notions of insurance” in the context of risk pooling. 
Brandon Keim, Tax Litigation Attorney, Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, LLP (counsel for the IRS in the Avrahami case)
Frederick E. Turner, Founder and CEO, Active Captive Management


301: Growing Your Captive with Employee Paid Lines of Coverage *
Stakeholders across the company can benefit by offering additional voluntary lines of coverage designed to protect employees from unexpected expenses and financial stress. Coverages such as critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, legal, cell phone, electronic product and home warranties can provide employees much better coverage at a lower cost when reinsured through a captive insurance company. Premiums are 100% employee-paid, providing the captive profitable third-party premium, diversification, and low risk with minimal effort. We explore the benefits of supplemental employee lines of coverage in a captive and the benefits to the captive, HR, Finance and the employees.
Karen Hsi, Program Manager, Captive Programs, University of California, Office of the President
Kirk Watkins, Practice Leader - BeneCap Program, Trion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC


2:30-3:30 pm
101: How Captives Will Utilize Blockchain Technology *
Emerging Blockchain technology offers captive insurers the chance to collect real-time data, reduce risks and transform their business models. We will explore and identify actual opportunities for captives to understand and potentially apply the technology to their businesses.
Barbara Ingraham, Managing Director, Excess & Surplus, Verisk
Steve McElhiney, Vice Chair, CICA Board of Directors and CEO, EWI Risk Services, Inc. 
Simon Kolkmann, CEO, BlockART Institute GmbH
Marcus Schmalbach, MBA, RYSKEX GmbH


201: Butler University Student-Run Captive: Operational & Educational Update ⬧
Hear an update on the operational activities and learning outcomes from the first student-run captive at Butler University. 
Zachary Finn, Director, Davey Risk Management Program, Butler University
Sammy Szames, student, Lacy School of Business, Butler University 
Professor Kevin Thompson, Butler University

201: What's Driving the Commercial Auto Crisis? *
The commercial auto insurance industry generally, and trucking in particular, is dealing with significant problems. This session will examine the magnitude of the problem, some of the underlying causes and proactive solutions captives and RRGs are implementing to address these issues.
Charles Baxter, CRO, URS
Dan Seman, VP, ATTIC
Lisa Wall, EVP, Lockton   
Robert Walling, Principal, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

3:45-4:45 pm


101: Captive Tax Developments – What They are and What They Mean *†
The panel will present a lively discussion of the federal and state tax cases and other authorities that have been issued over the last year. The ramifications of major federal tax reform are still unraveling, and the panel will provide insights into the latest interpretations. This will be of great interest to both foreign and domestic captives and their owners. The panel will analyze IRS guidance, including Treasury regulations, that are continuing to be issued under the new law and provide practical lessons from the last 15 months since tax reform was enacted. The Courts are continuing to refine the tax definition of insurance - even though most of these cases relate to small captives, the IRS will use those principles in tax audits of all captives. The panel will discuss the elements of these audits and cases as they relate to all captives. Several states have been active in seeking to tax captive income and premiums; the panelists will provide both timely reporting on these developments, as well as provide planning ideas for complying with these states and local tax challenges.
Dan Kusaila, Partner, Crowe         
Tom Jones, Senior Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
P. Bruce Wright, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP 
Moderator: Richard E. Irvine, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


101: Latin America Captives:  Challenges & Opportunities *
This session will focus in the Latin America Market and how a captive solution can assist with an enterprise risk management. A panel of captive industry experts will talk about the captive structures, domicile selection, feasibility studies, fronting arrangements, and reinsurance requirements. It will provide valuable information and resources for the specific challenges in these countries.
Gabriel Holschneider, Founder and President, Rainmaker Group
Esperanza "Espy" Mead, Principal, Actuarial Factor LLC
Moderator: Brady Young, CEO, Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc. 


201: Using Active and Passive Management in Captive Portfolios *
Explore the hot topic debate, “Is active or passive management appropriate for captive portfolios?” Learn the benefits of each method, comparing fees and performance, to determine what is most appropriate for certain portions of a captive insurance investment portfolio.
Raghu Ramachandran, Head of Insurance Asset Channel/S&P Dow Jones Indices
Kelly M. Sweppenhiser, CFA, CAIA, Head of Pension and Insurance General Account Solutions, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group
Moderator: Carl Terzer, Principal, CapVisor Associates


5:00-6:30 pm
Outdoor Networking Reception
Sponsored by:



Atlas Insurance Management



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