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28. Special Event: Hot Topics with Dave Provost (Basic)

Date: 2021-08-12T00:00:00-04:00 Time: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Learning objectives: Following this session, attendees will be informed on current events and future initiatives impacting the captive insurance industry and its members.
Level: Basic 
Prerequisites: None 
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 
Content Advisor: Derick White, Strategic Risk Solutions
Coordinator: Ryan Gadapee, Primmer Piper Eggledston and Cramer
Moderator: Tracy Hassett, Educators Health, LLC
Join Dave Provost, Vermont's Deputy Insurance Commissioner, and our other highly experienced panelists, for an engaging and interactive discussion on current hot topics impacting the captive insurance industry. In what is always a highly regarded session, panelists will examine current developments in captive regulation and key issues facing the industry as well as highlighting future initiatives, increased interest in captives as a response to challenging markets, and using captives to address ever changing risks. Panelists and audience members alike will share their experience and insight, ensuring that attendees are well-informed about current trends in the captive industry.

Scheduled Speakers:

Sandra A. Bigglestone, APIR, CPA

As Director of Captive Insurance, Sandy manages Vermont’s captive regulatory operations, licensing and monitoring the financial condition of captive insurers domiciled in Vermont. With 24 years of experience, Sandy serves as a principal staff member to the Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance. Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Examiner, a Certified Public Manager with the State of Vermont, and earned an Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation designation from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In 2018, Sandy was a recipient of the Women to Watch Award for her leadership, expertise, and accomplishments in the captive insurance industry. Presented by Business Insurance, Sandy is the first Vermonter and only insurance regulator to have received this prestigious award. The 2020 Captive Review Power 50, which recognizes the most influential professionals in the global captive insurance industry, named Sandy at #17.

Ellen Charnley

Ellen Charnley is the President of Marsh’s Captive Solutions Practice. She is responsible for all aspects of Marsh’s captive operations, which include more than 450 colleagues worldwide and nearly 1,500 captives under management in 50+ domiciles with premium volume approaching $60 billion. She speaks at industry conferences around the world and is recognized as a global leader in the captive industry.

A. Tracy Hassett, SPHR

Tracy Hassett, SPHR, became President and CEO of Educators Health, LLC on September 1, 2015. For more than 20 years, Ms. Hassett has served as a senior human resources executive and leader in multiple industry settings, most recently serving 17 years as vice president of human resources at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. Ms. Hassett played a key role in the launch of edHEALTH, a unique entity, a first of its kind consortium of colleges and universities with the mission of reducing health care costs while enhancing consumer knowledge of options, plan design, disease management and wellness programs. Ms. Hassett, the first employee of edHEALTH, provides strategy, vision and leadership to guide growth of the organization, along with responsibility for the day-to-day operations. Ms. Hassett is an alumna of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and lives in Barrington, RI with her husband and their two labs.

Steve Legg, ARM, CPCU

Steve has been with Starbucks since 1997, serving as director, risk management since 2006. Steve’s responsibilities include global property and casualty insurance, claims management, risk financing activities and management of the risk team within Starbucks treasury & risk management department. Steve was a board member of the Washington RIMS Chapter for seven years, serving as President in 2005, and he is a current board member of Starbucks Vermont-domiciled captive insurer. Steve has a degree in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley, and he lives in the Seattle area with his wife Carla and their 10-year-old twins.

David F. Provost, CFE

Mr. Provost is Deputy Commissioner of Vermont’s Captive Insurance Division; responsible for the regulation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups. He has been with the Division since 2001 and was appointed Deputy in 2008. Mr. Provost has 30 years of experience in captive insurance in both the private and government sectors. His prior experience includes work in the captive insurance arms of Johnson & Higgins, Sedgwick, and AIG, and he served as Treasurer of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. A lifelong Vermonter, Mr. Provost is a Certified Financial Examiner, and a member of the Society of Financial Examiners.