11 August 2014Actuarial & underwriting

Decosimo to present at Tennessee captive convention

Decosimo is to participate as an exhibitor and educational session presenter at the 2014 Annual Convention & Trade Show for the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Tennessee Center for Assisted Living.

Assurance principal of Decosimo, a top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, Renee Ford CPA, will serve as one of the presenters during the THCA/TNCAL annual meeting, which will take place at the Music City Center in Nashville, August 24th-27th.

Addressing the topic of captive insurance as a cost-effective risk management alternative, Ford will co-present "Captive Insurance - Delivering Advantages through Risk Management" with Sean King, who serves as principal of CIC Services LLC, a Knoxville-based firm which manages captive insurance companies.

Ford and King will provide an overview of captive insurance, discuss the potential uses for captive insurance platforms within healthcare organizations and examine the first steps involved in a feasibility study to begin a captive program.

Ford is a principal in Decosimo's assurance practice and has over 24 years experience in public accounting in both assurance and taxation. She practices primarily in the area of financial statement audits under both US and international audit and accounting standards with emphasis on investment entities, captive insurance companies and healthcare. Ford is the primary assurance principal involved with the firm's offshore engagements handled in the Cayman Island office and has obtained certification in IFRS to enhance her expertise in the international market.

The 2014 THCA/TNCAL Convention & Trade Show will offer attendees with a host of educational opportunities as a record number of nearly 40 sessions have been planned for the event. The topics cover a broad spectrum of interests for all professionals working within the field of long-term care.