Delaware Captive Insurance Association, Inc.
2018 Spring Forum
May 14-15, 2018
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Monday, May 14, 2018

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


TCOR, CCOR, and XCOR - Can We Really Measure the Appropriateness of Captive Premiums?
An issue raised more and more frequently with captives, especially Enterprise Risk Captives taking the 831(b) election, is whether the premium amounts are appropriate. The appropriateness of premiums was a factor in the Avrahami decision and is a focus of IRS audit activity. The question is whether and how we might be able to actually determine the appropriateness of premiums. Some in the industry believe an objective measure of appropriate premium could help define the line between good captives and bad ones. In this session, three experts on the latest developments in measuring the appropriateness of premiums will discuss what measures currently exist, what ideas are in development, and how they are being deployed or proposed to help the industry.

Jeremy Huish

John Talley
Managing Director
Risk International

Randal Davis
Area Vice President
Risk International

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Networking Break

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



Update on Captive Tax Controversies
In the wake of the Tax Court's opinion in Avrahami, this panel dissects the reasoning behind, and the lessons to be drawn from, the Court's decision. The purpose is not just to raise ideas for subsequent planning, but to anticipate how 831(b) litigation may continue to unfold going forward.

Giselle Alexander
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Derek Kaczmarek
Dickinson Wright PLLC
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  
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.


Disruptive Innovation and Risk
It seems like not a day goes by that some amazing new innovation is being announced. The technological advancements often completely redefine entire industries and can dislocate large populations of the workforce. Disruptive innovation can also dramatically reduce insurance risks and often replaces them with new ones. This session will present some of the innovations likely to dramatically change one or more industries, their potential impact on risk and some prognostications on the expanding role of captives.

Rob Walling
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


The Ever Changing Cyber Regulatory Landscape - Where are we now?
This session will provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape here in the US and Europe, and how it impacts insurance coverage and products. Regulations that will be discussed include, but are not limited to, State Breach Notification Laws, Federal Regulations, the New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Requirements, and the EU General Data Protective Regulation, or GDPR. We will also discuss how cyber coverage has evolved to deal with this ever-changing regulatory landscape, and what coverages are available to help mitigate risk.

Brian Robb
Director, Cyber Industry Leader
CNA Insurance

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Tax Reform and Its Impact on Captives
This presentation will address the impact that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") could have on domestic captive structures with direct insurance as well as reinsurance business. We will also discuss what the Act did not change and highlight the tax accounting impact from both a GAAP and Statutory perspective including disclosures.

Anthony "AJ" Stranix
Mazars USA

Steve Greene
Mazars USA
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted Luncheon

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Department of Insurance Regulator Session

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

Final Attendee List  




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