Saturday, August 24, 2019

Full Conference Schedule
as of 1.28.19 (subject to change)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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

John Huth
Board Member
Montana Captive Insurance Association
9:05 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Commissioners Message – Keeping Montana the Best in the West
Montana’s insurance commissioner/auditor will share his captive regulatory vision for the years ahead.


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

Benefits of Employee Benefits Captives
Learn how employee benefits captives have positively contributed not only to the bottom line of organizations but also to the health and wellness of their employees. Specific case studies will be shared to illustrate these benefits.


Ashley Nissen
Account Executive
Innovative Captive Strategies

Lindsay Chase
Vice President
Innovative Captive Strategies

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A Lively Discussion of the Tax Definition of Insurance
Key factors determining the presence or absence of insurance tax treatment will be outlined with an opportunity for input. In addition, recent state premium tax disputes will be examined and predictions for further state challenges will be presented.


Tom Jones
Senior Counsel
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Enterprise Risk Captive Market Update
Enterprise Risk Captives (ERCs), otherwise known as 831(b) and/or microcaptives, have been one of the fastest growing segments of the captive insurance marketplace over the last few years. These captives have also come under scrutiny by the IRS, leading to questions about their long term viability. A leading industry expert will provide an update on the regulatory/legal environment for ERVs and what this may portend for market activity in the years ahead.


Jeff Simpson, Esq.
Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, PA
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted Luncheon
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. I Got a Tax Audit Letter – Now What?
The IRS has been very active in Auditing, particularly small captives. What happens in an Audit? If the IRS does not agree, what are my option short of litigation? How much are penalties and interest? These and other topics will be discussed in this presentation.


Charles (Chaz) Lavelle
Senior Partner
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Market Volatility and Your Portfolio
In this era of heightened stock market volatility, it is more important than ever to closely review your captive’s investment strategy. A leading financial advisor will walk you through what you should considering when developing your investment strategies.


John Hallgren
Wealth Management Advisor
RBC Wealth Management
3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. And Now a Word From Our Sponsors…
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 the to provide five-minute presentations to attendees to help facilitate potential partnership opportunities.
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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 provide an update on the 2019 legislative session with a specific focus on captive insurance-related developments.


Aimee Grmoljez
Crowley Fleck PLLPM
9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Montana Captive Domicile Outlook – 2019 and Beyond
Montana’s lead captive regulator details activity in the domicile during 2019 and will discuss how they see the state positioned for the future with regard to new captive formation and ongoing regulation.


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

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