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Standing Committees

Click on a committee name below for a listing of that committee's members. ICA Standing Committees help the ICA Executive Commtitee accomplish their goals. Participating on an ICA committee is a very valuable networking and professional development experience. It is a great way to interact with other claim professionals as well as keep current on the latest issues in the claim industry. Committee members usually participate in monthly conference calls as well as attend one face-to-face committee meeting in late January/early February. Time and travel expense to the committee meetings is the responsibility of the ICA member company.

Annual Conference Team - Special working group assigned to manage the Annual Education Conference.
Disability Committee - Short Term and Long Term individual and group disability products, including waiver of premium benefits.
Education Committee - Oversees the ICA’s ALHC and FLHC Programs, manages the development of curriculum, texts and study guides for those programs. Develops and reviews exams. Members must have their ALHC or FLHC professional designation to qualify for committee membership.
Finance Committee - Special working group assigned to manage the ICA's finances.
Fraud & Risk Management Committee- Works in conjunction with Federal, State and Local law enforcement on the distribution of ICA Law Enforcement Inquiries to investigate suspicious or fraudulent claims.
Health and Long Term Care Committee - Health and Long Term Care products (group and individual), including Managed Care, Pharmacy Benefits, Medicare and Supplemental Health Products.

Law Committee - Legal issues related to Life, Health and Disability claims.
Life & Annuity Committee - Individual and group life products, including AD&D and annuities.
Membership Committee focuses on member value and engagement – developing and overseeing the ICA membership, serve as a liaison between the leadership and members, strategies to retain and engage current members, seek ways to improve value to members, identify new opportunities for member benefits and resources, review membership applications, review of current membership categories and identifying new categories and opportunities, following up/welcoming new members, membership database enhancements, dues outreach/reminders, and strategies for growing the membership including targeted recruitment focusing on health, reinsurance, and international members.
Nominating Committee - Special working group assigned to manage the election process.
Reinsurance Committee - Understanding issues related to reinsurance coverage.

Join a Committee

The ICA is always looking for new committee members!  If you are interested in joining a committee, please download the Committee Interest Form by clicking here. Once complete, email the form to Kim Reed at kreed@claim.org for more information.

Annual Conference Team

Marc Carlson, FLHC, FLMI, FALU, ARA, ACS
Modern Woodmen of America

Bill Dolk, FLHC, CLU, FLMI, HIA
State Farm Insurance Companies

Tony Ferrante, FLMI, FLHC, AALU, ARA, ACS
Sun Life Financial

Annette Tephly, JD, FLHC, FLMI, AAPA, ARA
Modern Woodmen of America

Tracey Zinck, JD
Disability RMS

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Disability Committee

Co-Chairperson
Chuck Angiolillo
Summit Investigations

Co-Chairperson
Robert S. Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Co-Chairperson
Kimberly Tomaselli, CPA, FLMI, ALCH
Munich American Reassurance Company

Josh Bachrach, JD
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Rick Denman
Munich American Reassurance Company

Jessica Friedman
Friedman Law Firm

Ken Hallden
Prudential

Sophia Horsman, HIA, DIA, ALHC, LTCP, HCAFA
Standard Insurance Company

Lora Lyons, RN
Standard Insurance Company

Barbara Mountain
Doherty, Cella, Keane & Associates, LLP

Ernie Smith, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE
NawrockiSmith

Julie Ovicher, JD
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Linda Smith
Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.

Jill Steffen
Ohio National Financial Services

Tracey Zinck
Disability RMS

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Education Committee

Co-Chairperson
Jim Brown
Swiss Re Life & Health America

Co-Chairperson
Jeanne Maurtizen
Prudential

Monica Clink, FLMI, FLHC, HIA, AIRC, AAPA, PCS, ARA
Optimum Re Insurance Company

Bill Dolk, FLHC, CLU, FLMI, HIA
State Farm Insurance Companies

Sophia Horsman, HIA, DIA, ALHC, LTCP, HCAFA
Standard Insurance Company

Bill McClintock
Canada Life Reinsurance

Robyn Miller, FLHC, ACS, HIA
Ameritas Life

Jill O'Connor, FLHC, ACS
Ameritas Life

Alex Stultz
Ohio National Financial Services

Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

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Finance Committee

Chairperson
Marc Carlson, FLHC, FLMI, FALU
Modern Woodmen of America

Jim Brown
Swiss Re Life & Health America

Bill Dolk, ALHC, CLU, FLMI, HIA
State Farm Insurance Companies

Bob Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Jeanne Maurtizen
Prudential

Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS, ARA, FLMI
RGA Reinsurance Company

Tracey Zinck, JD
Disability RMS

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Fraud & Risk Management Committee

Co-Chairperson
Michael Caldarazzo
PhotoFax Inc.

Co-Chairperson
Dori Farrey, CIFI, FCLS
CUNA Mutual Group

Mary Block
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Bonita Brunton, CFE
Golden Rule Insurance Company

Michelle M. Curtis
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston

Shannon DeLenardo
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Inc.

Martin O. Jaekel, CFE
Whitehall Bureau of Canada Limited

Rebecca S Jones, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
AllState Life Insurance Company

Brian Landry
Claims Bureau USA

Mark Lanford
Summit Investigations

Charles Lee
Archangel Investigations & Protection, Inc.

Adam Love
Sun Life Financial

Don MacDiarmid, ALHC, ALMI, CFE
John Hancock Financial Services Group

Richard J. Marquez, CFE
Diligence International Group, LLC

Tina M. Marshall, HCAFA
American Fidelity Group

Sharon K. Minta
Thrivent Financial

Robert Molnar
Lemieux & Associates

Antoinette G. Mortensen, ALHC, ACS, HIA
Prudential Financial, Special Investigation Unit

LaTonya C. Parker
AXA

Brad Proctor, JD
Midland National Life Insurance Company

Carmen E. Russo, CFE, AHFI
John Hancock Financial Services Group

Ernest P. Smith, CPA, CFE
Nawrocki Smith LLP

Charles D. Storm, ALHC, FLMI
Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.

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Health and Long Term Care Committee

Co-Chairperson
Brenda Emde, ALHC
Reserve National Insurance Company

Co-Chairperson
Antonio Ferrante, UACRM, FLMI, FLHC, FALU, AIRC, ARA, ACS
Sun Life Financial

Chris Prutting
Axis Global Accident & Health

Audrie Varkalhoff
Transamerica

Russell Workman
Aetna Senior Products

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Law Committee

Co-Chairperson
Adam Formus, Esq., ALHC
Guardian Life Insurance Company

Co-Chairperson
Robert P. Lesko, JD
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Joann Abt
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society

Sarah Bouwman
Midland National Life Insurance Company

Rebecca Coleman-Polifroni
Nationwide

Ian Collins
The Independent Order of Foresters

Melissa M. Cowan, Esq.
Burke, Williams, and Sorenson, LLP.

Matthew T. Creech
Lincoln Financial Group

Steven P. Del Mauro, Esq.
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

William Demlong
The Cavanagh Law Firm

Louis P. DiGiaimo
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Katherine Gabler
Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Walter T. Gilmer, Jr., JD
McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C.

David Koth, JD, ALHC, CLU, ChFC, FLMI, CPCU
State Farm Insurance Companies

Cynthia Maskol
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

John E. Meagher
Shutts & Bowen LLP

Joseph A. Niglio, JD
Knights of Columbus

Terrence O'Meara
State Farm Life Insurance Company

Kristina B. Pett, JD
Pett Furman, PL

William T. Schemmel, ALHC, FLMI, CLU, FFSI, ChFC
Western & Southern Financial Group

Carl D. Semmler, JD, FLMI, CLU
Lincoln Financial Group

Kelly D. Simpkins
Wells, Marble & Hurst, PLLC

Timon V. Sullivan
Ogden & Sullivan P.A.

Norman L. Tolle, Esq.
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Geoffrey Tong
LTLW Attorneys

Catherine L. Venard
Nationwide Financial

Lauren A. Welch, JD
McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch LLC

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Life & Annuity Committee

Co-Chairperson
Curtis McAdams
RGA

Co-Chairperson
Jane McWatters
American Fidelity Assurance Company

Brian Anderkin
Great American Financial Resources

Wendy Berndt
Prudential

Ann Binzer
Cincinnati Life Insurance Company

Marc Carlson
Modern Woodmen of America

Donna Conticchio
The Hartford

Cathy Courcey
Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance

Brian DeJaynes
Country Financial

Doug Friedman
Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

Rosie Gruber
Symetra

Kim Houston
Munich Re

Judith LeTendre
Catholic United Financial

Richard Maselli
Ogden & Sullivan, PA

Bob McDonald
Swiss Re

Mary Moerbitz
Voya Financial

Jackie Raspotnik
Thrivent Financial

Jill Rewis
Prudential

Erin Ross
Thrivent Financial

Catherine Schoppee
GenRe

Sherry Smith
Lincoln Financial

Tim Sullivan
Ogden & Sullivan, PA

Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

Don Trexler
New York Life Insurance

Mark A Trigg
Nationwide Life Insurance

Devon Wallace
Mass Mutual

Kenneth T Wallach
Federal Life Insurance Co

Rhonda Wolverton
Jackson

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Membership Committee

Chair
Antonio Ferrante, UACRM, FLMI, FLHC, FALU, AIRC, ARA, ACS
Sun Life Financial

Franklin L. Best Jr., JD
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Robert Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Doris Erdman, ALHC, FLMI, ACS
Woodmen of the World

Kevin Glasgow, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
Munich American Reassurance Company

Chris Hai
Research Services Bureau

Dan Hepner
Ameritas

Rebecca Huerta, FLHC, FLMI, AIRC, AAPA
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Robert McDonald
Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.

Antoinette G. Mortensen, ALHC, ACS, HIA
Prudential Financial

Melissa Taylor
Prudential

Don Texler
New York Life Insurance

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Reinsurance Committee

Co-Chairperson
Pamela Evans, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
Pacific Services Canada Limited

Co-Chairperson
Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS, ARA, FLMI
RGA Reinsurance Company

Mary A. Beaufait, ACS, AIRC, ARA
Hannover Re

Jay D. Kenigsberg
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Monica Clink, FLMI, FLHC, HIA, AIRC, AAPA, PCS, ARA, FFSI, AIAF, HIPAAP
Optimum Re

Charles Deragon
RGA Reinsurance Company

Pamela Evans, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
Pacific Services Canada Limited

Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS, ARA, FLMI
RGA Reinsurance Company

Rob Tesdahl
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company

Rosanne K. Thornsbury, ALHC
Lincoln Financial Group

Eli Wahby
Foresters

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Nominating Committee

Chairperson
Emily Sudermann, Esq.
Lincoln Financial Group

Chuck Angiolillo
Summit Investigations

Kim Houston
Munich American Reassurance

Jane McWatters
American Fidelity Assurance Company

Tracey Zinck, JD
Disability RMS

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