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F1: Curbing the Opioid Addiction Crisis One Employee at a Time – A Guide for Self-Insurers
Self-insured employers (both for group health and workers’ compensation) are uniquely positioned to help steer their employees away from joining the rapidly growing population in the United States who sadly have become addicted to Opioids. This session will provide practical guidance on how employees can be counseled prior to an anticipated pain management approach, as well as how to mitigate potential adverse consequences should Opioids be required to aid in recovery from either an occupational or non-occupational condition. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how you can be a hero in the lives of your employees and their families – all while helping to reduce health care costs.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

MODERATOR:
Mike Zucco
Business Development
AL Trucking Association Fund

SPEAKER:

Cristy Gupton
President
Custom Benefits Solutions

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care & Workers’ Compensation

F2: Stop-Loss Captives Programs and P&C Group Captives – A Powerful Risk Management Combination
An increasing number of smaller and mid-sized employers now participate as part of stop-loss captive programs to control health care cost. Smaller and mid-sized employers are also joining P&C group captives in response to rising workers’ comp, auto and general liability insurance costs. But employers who take advantage of both of these separate captive solutions in combination can further maximize total cost control opportunities. This session will feature case studies of real employers who have taken this “two-fer” risk management approach and cover related technical issues/questions.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

MODERATOR:
Jeff Fitzgerald
Vice President/Shareholder
Innovative Captive Strategies

SPEAKERS:

Keith Coleman
Executive Vice President
Beard Construction Group, Inc.


Amanda Klimaski
Captive Director
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.


Kevin Lamp
Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer
The Fall River Group, Inc.

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care, Workers’ Compensation & Captive Insurance

F3: Duty of Care and Dealing with the "What If" of International Travel
We never know what's around the next corner, particularly when traveling or working abroad. Unforeseen accidents, local laws and medical events can easily become more serious when traveling. Dick Atkins, the leading legal expert who was once referred to as "The Houdini of Fast Escapes from International Prisons” by National Geographic magazine, will discuss the rapid expansion of Duty of Care requirements, from medical and security coverage to the newest area of providing emergency legal assistance for expats and their family members. He will present several incredible case studies and will explain how recoveries can be made on the employee's medical expenses, and for instances where there are serious injuries, how the employee can recover for pain and suffering and disability as well as how the employer and its stop loss reinsurer can recover their outlay for medical expenses and associated medical travel costs.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

MODERATOR:
Bob Repke
Chairman
SIIA International Committee

SPEAKER:

Richard Atkins
Legal Counsel
International Recoveries LLC

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care & Captive Insurance

F4: Self-Insurance-Captive Insurance Convergence – Business Development Stories From the Front Lines
Not too long ago, self-insurance and captive insurance were viewed as distinct silos, at least from a service provider perspective. But more recently as an increasing number of smaller and mid-sized employers embrace both self-insurance and captive insurance solutions, many of the most successful service providers have learned to play “full-court,” establishing non-traditional strategic partnerships for operational capabilities and/or mutual referral purposes. During this session, you will hear stories from some of these service providers who have successfully diversified their business development efforts by taking this approach. Audience interaction will be encouraged.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

MODERATOR:

Duke Niedringhaus
Senior Vice President
JW Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Company

SPEAKERS:

Adam Forstot
Vice President of Business Development
Artex Risk Solutions


Richard Raup
President & CEO
Business Administrators & Consultants, Inc.


John Capasso
President & CEO
Captive Planning Associates, LLC


David Wilson
President
Windsor Strategy Partners

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care & Captive Insurance

F5: Politics & Advocacy: The Self-Insurance Political Action Committee (SIPAC)
The Self-Insurance Political Action Committee (SIPAC) is the political arm of SIIA, contributing to candidates for federal office who understand and advance issues of important to our industry. This session will provide a unique perspective into the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections, how SIPAC is helping you stay involved, and how SIIA’s political and policy advocacy is making a difference. Current SIPAC and SIIA Board Members will share their experience on the importance of candidate contributions and SIIA member involvement. SIIA Government Relations staff will also share a political update just weeks before key congressional elections and provide useful insights into policy campaigns on self-insured and alternative risk issues. Please contact Wrenne Bartlett at wbartlett@siia.org with questions or to check if you are authorized.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

MODERATOR:

Ryan Work
Vice President, Government Relations
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

PANELISTS:

Wrenne Bartlett
Manager
Self-Insurance Political Action Committee


Tom Belding
Chairman
Self-Insurance Political Action Committee


Robert Tierney
Board Member, SIIA & Former Chair, SIPAC
President, StarLine

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care and Captive Insurance

F6: Association Health Plans, MEWAs and Stop-Loss Captive Programs – So Many Options, So Much to Know
With new federal regulations attempting to facilitate the formation of self-insured association health plans (AHPs), the resurgence of multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs), and the rapid market growth of stop-loss captive programs, smaller and mid-sized employers have more choices than ever on pooled self-insurance solutions for their health care risks. But with more choices comes more questions and potential confusion. This moderated panel discussion will dissect each of these options, including the pros and cons, and address audience questions.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

MODERATOR:

Larry Thompson
Founder
Inventas

SPEAKERS:

William F. Megna, Esq.
Attorney
Megna Law Firm


Jim Hoitt
Senior Vice President – Captives Division
Berkley Accident & Health


Philip Healy
Executive Director
AWANE

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care & Captive Insurance

F7: Self-Insurance, Captive Insurance & the Emerging Risk Environment for Employers
From on-demand employment & insurance, to marijuana legalization, to the rise in sexual harassment claims, the business and regulatory environment is rapidly changing – and along with it, the potential for related financial liability for employers. A panel of industry experts will discuss what they view as the most significant emerging risks for employers and the potential role of self-insurance/captive insurance solutions to mitigate these risks.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

MODERATOR:
Harry Tipper
Chief Operating Officer
CaptiveOne

SPEAKERS:

Kimble Coaker
CEO
Alabama Trucking Association Workers' Comp Fund


Steven Keshner
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary
Spring Consulting Group


Steve Kinion
Director of Captive Insurance
Delaware Insurance Department

FUSION AUDIENCE: Health Care, Workers’ Compensation and Captive Insurance