Wednesday, February 8, 2023

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Association Update

SPEAKER:

John Huth
MCIA Chairman
9:05 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Welcome Message from the Commissioner
Montana’s insurance commissioner/auditor will share his captive regulatory vision for the years ahead.

SPEAKER:

Troy Downing
Commissioner of Securities & Insurance
MT State Auditor’s Office
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

So is it Feasible?  Getting to Go for a Captives
This session is designed to educate on the captive feasibility, implementation, and management workflow for prospective captive owners, current captive owners, and professionals looking to continue their education. This expert panel will discuss the elements of the feasibility process and the roles of key service providers. The session also features a captive owner who will share their real world experience.

SPEAKER:


Anne Marie Towle
Global Captive Solutions Leader
Hylant


Daniel Linton
Senior Consulting Actuary
Pinnacle Actuarial Services

Additional Speaker to be Announced

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

And Now a Word from Our Sponsors - Part 1
Our conference sponsors provide valuable products and services for captive insurance companies doing business in Montana, so we are providing this opportunity for each of them to provide five-minute presentations to attendees to help facilitate potential partnership opportunities.

SPEAKER:  One representative from each conference sponsor

 

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Achieving Capital and Risk Diversification Through Captives
This session will focus on how captives can be utilized to support various capital and risk diversification objectives of the parent. The discussion will also address what you can do to identify and evaluate expanded utilization opportunities more generally.

SPEAKER:  

Betsy Southworth
Consulting Actuary
Select Actuarial Services

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

IRS Captive Regulatory & Litigation Update
This session will provide the latest updates on IRS litigation involving captives and offer expert insights about the IRS audit program. The speakers will also suggest best practices for captives, managers, and insureds when dealing with the IRS under a variety of scenarios.

SPEAKERS:

F. Hale Stewart
Alliant Group


Additional Speaker to be Announced

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted Luncheon/Open Networking Time
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Not All Medical Stop-Loss Captives Have to be Built from the Same Blueprints
Disrupting a fully functional group captive playbook is not for the faint of heart! This session will do just that by suggesting an alternative blueprint for medical stop-loss group captives that do not require fronting by an admitted carrier, among other variations.

SPEAKER:



Phillip Holowka
Chief Operating Officer
Complete Captive Management Services, LLS


 

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. And Now a Word from Our Sponsors – Part 2
Our conference sponsors provide valuable products and services for captive insurance companies doing business in Montana, so we are providing this opportunity for each of them to provide five-minute presentations to attendees to help facilitate potential partnership opportunities.

SPEAKERS: One representative from each conference sponsor
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Risky Business...or Not?  A Discussion of the Future of Small Captives
Our panelists – captive advisor and regulator – will begin by talking about where the industry started versus where we are now and then address related considerations such as: how state regulators view small captives vs. federal regulators/courts, regulatory compliance priorities and captive management best practices.

SPEAKERS:

Dana Hentges Sheridan
Founder & Principal Advisor
CIRA Solutions, LLC


Tal Redpath
Captive Examiner
Office of the Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance

4:00 p. m. to 4:30 p.m. Captive Regulator “Game Show”
A fun, yet informative way to end the afternoon where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a “game show” that will test their knowledge about the Montana captive domicile.

HOSTS:

Steve Matthews
Captive Insurance Coordinator
Office of the Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance

 
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception – Poolside
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

MCIA Lobbyist Report
MCIA’s lobbyist will provide an overview of the 2023 legislative session with a specific focus on captive insurance-related developments.

 

SPEAKER:


Aimee Grmoljez
Attorney
Crowley Fleck PLLP

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Montana Captive Domicile Outlook – 2023 and Beyond
Montana’s lead captive regulator details activity in the domicile during 2023 and will discuss how they see the state positioned for the future with regard to new captive formation and ongoing regulation.

SPEAKER:

Steve Matthews
Captive Insurance Coordinator
Office of the Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance
11:00 a.m. Conference Concludes