IN THIS ISSUE: News, Upcoming Events, Kudos and Opportunities

Dear CICA,

Happy New Year and welcome to the February 2024 issue of the Amplify WomenTM Newsletter!

As we welcome a new year and leave 2023 behind us, I reflect upon successes within the captive industry. When I moved to Vermont 20 years ago, never could I imagine what an impact it had on a global scale. But let’s face it, at the time I had no idea what captive insurance even was.

I am also struck by the vast accomplishments of women in the industry who have made efforts to not only reshape the landscape of captive insurance but also set a new standard for excellence and leadership in the industry. We as women have broken barriers and challenged norms in a historically male-dominated industry. Our contributions have been multifaceted – from leading multinational captive insurance companies, to innovations in risk management, through regulatory reform advocation. We are not just participants but continue to be leaders and role models for the next generation to come. This makes me proud to work alongside so many of these women through Amplify Women.

In looking at the year ahead I am excited about the upcoming conference schedule, specifically CICA’s annual conference in March. I am reminded of why I enjoy working within this industry so much. I look forward to connecting with colleagues, meeting new ones, and engaging in the various sessions CICA has to offer, especially those featuring members of Amplify Women. Over the past year, Amplify Women has grown much momentum, with frequent new members dedicating themselves to fostering education, networking, and supporting women. 

This newsletter is more than just a collection of articles, it’s a celebration of the strides made by women like me in the captive insurance industry. It is a recognition of our hard work and leadership that have contributed significantly to the industry’s growth and success. We hope that these stories will inspire, inform, and invigorate all our readers as we continue to navigate the exciting and ever-evolving world of captive insurance. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of CICA’s NEXTGen & Amplify Women, please reach out! I look forward to seeing everyone at CICA in March!

Natalie Lemery

Natalie Lemery, MS, ACI

Senior Captive Administrator, NFP Risk and Insurance Strategy Collective

CICA Amplify Women Social Media Committee Co-Chair

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Featured News

Caroline’s journey to captives

From: Captive Insurance Times

Hylant’s emerging talent Caroline Erdman speaks to Frances Jones about her role as captive account manager and her future career aspirations in the captive industry.

Read the full article.

Captive USA 2024 Part I: Property to dominate the US captive market

From: Captive Intelligence

Companies seeking property coverage will continue to be the driving force behind captive formations in the United States in 2024, as companies look to negate rising costs and reduced capacity in the commercial market.

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Captive and carrier cohabitation

From: Captive Insurance Times

Leading experts Diana Hardy, Adam Miholic, and Mike Meehan unravel the intricacies of hybrid insurance programmes.

Read the full article.

Hylant: Addressing extreme weather events through captives

From: Captive Review

Anne Marie Towle, CEO at Hylant Global Captive Solutions, discusses the challenges created by natural catastrophes and extreme weather events, and how captives can be invaluable in responding to them.

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CICA Announces 2024 Top Three Essay Contest Finalist Teams

From: CICA

Students from Butler University, Middle Tennessee State University and Temple University will compete for cash prizes and present at the CICA 2024 International Conference.

Read the full article.

Captives for inclusion

From: Captive Insurance Times

Frances Jones explores how EB captives can support and accelerate an organisation’s DEI objectives.

Read the full article.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate International Women's Day

#InspireInclusion – March 8 is International Women’s Day. Are you participating? For several years Amplify Women members have celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing photos and stories on social media and raising awareness of Amplify Women and how we are supporting captive insurance careers. If you are posting on social media, include a mention of Amplify Women and why you’re involved, and include our hashtag, #CICAAmplifyWomen.

CICA 2024 International Conference

March 10-12

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Register today for CICA 2024! Make plans to join us in Scottsdale for a weekend of learning and networking.

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Western Region Captive Insurance Conference (WRCIC)

April 15-17

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) Annual Conference

April 28-May 1

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

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Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) RISKWORLD Annual Conference

May 5-8

San Diego, California, USA

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Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) Annual Conference

August 12-15

Burlington, Vermont, USA

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New executive on TCIA board

Congratulations to Michelle Bradley, who has been appointed to the board of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association.

Read more.

Sequoia Benefits appoints head of corporate risk

Sequoia Benefits and Insurance Services has hired risk manager Kristen Peed as head of corporate risk. Congratulations, Kristen!

Read more.

Business Insurance Women to Watch 2023

The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards program was launched in 2006 to celebrate the achievements of women leaders and executives in the insurance and risk management industry and highlight female talent in a sector dominated by men. Congratulations to Marcia Geisler and Melissa Hollingsworth for being named Women to Watch 2023!

Read more.

Amplify Opportunities

South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA) Call for Speakers, Session Topics & Speaker Proposals

Panels are welcome. Speakers should possess motivation, originality and excellent public speaking skills. Each presentation will last approximately one hour. Preference will be given to presenters that are members of the SCCIA. Submissions are due April 12th. Read more.

VCIA Session Topics & Coordinators Identified

VCIA is always hard at work preparing for an excellent annual conference. As of September 2023, the 2024 Conference Task Force meets on a regular basis. By November 2023, topics were identified for the 2024 conference! Interested in a speaking role on a specific subject? Contact the coordinator directly. Read more.

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