7 December 2015Actuarial & underwriting

CICA announces line-up for international conference

The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) has announced the line-up for the CICA 2016 International Conference which will take place from 6-8 March, 2016 at the Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona.

This year’s theme is Think Big! Expand Your Captive’s Horizons. CICA said the theme offers a wealth of new ideas to help design innovative captive strategies.

“Opportunities and challenges are growing rapidly in the captive arena,” said Dennis Harwick, president of CICA.

“Cyber risk, healthcare reform, employee benefit changes, technological advances and increasing regulatory oversight are converging and creating a need for big ideas for captives.”

The CICA International Conference programme opens on Sunday 6 March with a reception sponsored by US Legal Support, followed by a general session, awards presentations and a keynote address by Peter Navarro on Monday 7 March. Navarro is an author, educator and keynote speaker.

Educational sessions will be held on Monday, 8 March and Tuesday 9 March, concluding with a networking reception that evening.

Topics of the conference include Using Design Thinking to Spur Innovation; Healthcare Captive Trends – Impacts of the Affordable Care Act ; Next Generation ERM; Tax Update for Captive Business Today; and Will the Real Cyber Solution Please Stand Up?

Additional sessions cover expanding captive boundaries with reinsurance, bolstering value through analytics, balancing investment risks and rewards, captive exit strategies, tax updates, and emerging risks, according to CICA.

The conference is ideal for captive owners, potential captive owners, captive managers, risk managers, domicile regulators and service providers.