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Jane Marie Downey

Jane Marie Downey, ARM, M. Ed Principal Risk Consultant, Clarity Concepts, Inc.   Jane Downey is an internationally known Risk Management consultant and Insurance industry expert. Jane has a background in both Insurance brokerage and Risk Management. Her specialty industries include manufacturing, financial institutions, and technology risks.  She has made many Risk Management reports to…

Rick Hammond

I serve as the Principal of Insurance Claims and Litigation Consultants, LLC, a firm that provides expert witness services and testimony on claims and lawsuits involving insurance coverage, bad faith, underwriting, agent-broker liability, regulatory issues and good faith claims handling practices. I also provide consultation and oversight of pre-suit and litigated coverage matters that potentially…

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James J Moore

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies…

Akos Swierkiewicz

Akos Swierkiewicz has over 50 years of experience in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance underwriting, management, company startup, marketing and product research and development. He founded IRCOS, LLC in 2000 to provide property and casualty insurance and reinsurance consulting and outsourcing services, including company startup and runoff, arbitration, mediation and expert witness services, feasibility…

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David Mandt

Dave has been retained in over 150 cases as a consulting or testifying expert on insurance claim handling standards and practices in both state and federal courts in a variety of jurisdictions, both at deposition and trial. He has been qualified to testify in Washington and Oregon state courts and the United States District Courts…

Looking Behind the Curtain

I have not figured out why reinsurance is not fully regulated, as is insurance. I have heard the logic that the parties to the contract are equally sophisticated, and therefor no regulation is necessary. The problem with that logic is that it assumes a premise that is false. Many of the parties do not have equal bargaining power; they are not equally qualified to enter into the transaction and there are no real arms length negotiations. Many small companies spend more on reinsurance each year then they could possibly receive from the sale of the building they occupy.

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Colonel Roy L. Phillips

I have been a license Insurance Agent in the State of Texas since 1983 holding  General Lines Property & Casualty, General Lines Life, Accident & Health and Risk Manager licenses.  I am currently Vice-President of King-Phillips Insurance Agency, a firm providing a full range of insurance products to the insuring public. I also serve as…

Dale Crawford

Dale is a 35+ year veteran of the insurance industry, from an underwriter trainee to president of an insurance company.  Along the way, he was also an officer at 2 reinsurance companies for 14 years.  The reinsurance experience provided an exceptionally broad view of the industry, dealing with numerous insurance company clients in standard lines,…

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