Delaware Captive Insurance Association, Inc.
2021 Fall Forum
November 3-4, 2021
Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
Wilmington, DE
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Membership Meeting

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Putting in the Work: Building the Foundation to Get Value Out of Machine Learning
Companies like Google and Facebook are dominating their industries by using machine learning (ML). Yet, despite the many offerings available, no insurance companies (and certainly no captives) have implemented ML and seen returns different than the rest of the market. This session will explore the gap there. We’ll play an interactive game to learn how machine learning works. Then, we’ll understand what people mean when they talk about “big data”. Finally we’ll explore how being good at the latter can help with the former and some lessons we can learn from tech companies.        

Cameron MacArthur
Founder and CEO
AI Insurance Inc.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Should Captive Managers be Subject to Regulatory Oversight?
With the ever-increasing scrutiny and challenges faced by captive managers from regulatory intrusions by the IRS, legislation on Capitol Hill, the state legislatures and the courts, what can (or should) be done within the industry to ensure that captive managers operate at the highest level of competency and ethical standards? This session will look at the pros and cons of self-regulation, including looking into initiatives by the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA)’s development of a captive manager Code of Conduct to address a perceived lack of oversight of captive managers.

John Capasso
Managing Director
Captive Planning Associates

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5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 4, 2021  
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  Welcome Remarks

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.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 ERCs and what this may portend for market activity in the years ahead.

Jeff Simpson, Esq.
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


SIIA Captive Policy & Regulatory Update
This update will provide the latest on captive issues and advocacy activity before Congress, Treasury and the IRS, including impacts of recent and upcoming tax court cases, congressional tax reform discussions, state and federal activities, and what to expect down the road.

Ryan Work
Vice President, Govt Relations
Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA)

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

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


Department of Insurance Regulator Session

Steve Kinion
Director, Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance Products
Delaware Insurance Department

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11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Address from Commissioner Navarro
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Members Only Q&A Session with Steve Kinion
This will be an interactive session where DCIA members will have the opportunity to submit questions to Mr. Kinion. **Questions will be reviewed by the DCIA Board of Directors prior to the session.  

Steve Kinion
Director, Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance Products
Delaware Insurance Department


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