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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.
Fraud Education Research Development Team - To identify a blueprint/outline for a fraud course, research the resources available to obtain course content and identify the appropriate platform and delivery method for our members.

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 sclifford@claim.org for more information.

Annual Conference Team

Chair
Antonio Ferrante, FLMI, FLHC, AALU, ARA, ACS

Sun Life

Nicole Potvin
Sun Life

Dori Farrey, CIFI, FCLS
Mass Mutual

Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

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Disability Committee

Co-Chairperson
Chuck Angiolillo
Ethos Risk Services

Co-Chairperson
Robert S. Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Co-Chairperson
Lindsey Lajoie
Symetra

Josh Bachrach, JD
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Joe Brady, CFE
Photofax

Kari Briscoe
RGA Reinsurance Company

Carl Capato
FastTrack RTW Services

Joseph Champigny, CIFI
Guardian Life Insurance Company

Joanne DeJong
Swiss Re

Laurie Douglas
Prudential

Jessica Friedman, JD
Friedman Law Firm

Jason Gallant
Claims Bureau USA

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

Anita Kulakowski
IBI

Lora Lyons, RN
Standard Insurance Company

Barbara Mountain
Doherty, Cella, Keane & Associates, LLP

Julie Ovicher, JD
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Eleni Pitaridis
Munich Re

Nicole Potvin
Sun Life

Catherine Schoppe
Gen Re

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

Kimberly Tomaselli, CPA, FLMI, ALCH
Munich Re

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Education Committee

Chair
Bill Dolk
State Farm Insurance Company

Co-Chair
Jeanne Mauritzen
Prudential Insurance Company of America

Co-Chair
Robyn Miller
Ameritas Life

Monica Clink
Optimum Re Insurance Company

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

Bill McClintock
Canada Life Reinsurance

Jill O'Connor
Ameritas Life

Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

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Finance Committee

Chair
Antonio Ferrante, UACRM, FLMI, FLHC, FALU, AIRC, ARA, ACS
SunLife

Bill Dolk
State Farm Insurance Company

Bill McClintock
Canada Life Reinsurance

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

Chuck Storm, ALHC, FLMI
Swiss Re Life & Health

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Fraud & Risk Management Committee

Chair
Michael Caldarazzo
Lemieux & Associates

Co-Chair
Michael Chism
CIGNA

Jonathan Ayers, CFE
The Standard

Cindy Belmore
MassMutual

Bonnie Brunton
Unitedhealthcare

Marlon Fearon, FLMI, ALHC, UND, ACS
Swiss Re Life and Health

Jason J. Gallant
Claims Bureau USA, Inc.

Nick Giannetta
Nicholas Anthony & Associates PTY LTD

Martin O. Jaekel, CFE
Whitehall Bureau of Canada Limited

Richard J. Marquez, CFE
Diligence International Group, LLC

Tina Marshall
American Fidelity Corporation

Sharon Minta
Thrivent Financial

Brad Proctor, JD
Midland National Life Insurance Company

Ryan Schwoebel
Protective Life Corporation

Erick Soeth, CFE
Diligence International Group, LLC

Scott Sperry
Gen RE

Craig Williamson
Farmers New World Life Insurance

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Fraud Education Research Development Team

Chair
Tony Ferrante
Sun life

Chuck Angiolillo
Ethos Risk Services

Ann Binzer
The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company

Michael A. Caldarazzo
Lemieux & Associates

Mike Chism
Cigna

Monica Clink
Optimum Re Insurance Company

Jason Gallant
Claims Bureau

Chris Prutting
Axis Capital

Karen Riendeau
RGA Reinsurance Company

Mark A. Trigg
Nationwide

William Schemmel
Western & Southern Financial Group

Ernie Smith
Nawrocki Smith

Erin Worthington
Munich Re

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Health and Long Term Care Committee

Chair
Chris Prutting
Axis Global Accident and Health

Jon P. McElhaney FLHC, ACS
Northwestern Mutual

Paul Marquez
Diligence International Group, LLC

Randi O’Donnell
Prudential

Melissa Smith
Advantage 2K

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Law Committee

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

Co-Chair
Geoffrey Tong
Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP

Rick Colaw
American Fidelity Assurance

Rebecca Coleman-Polifroni
Nationwide

Kent Coppage
Fox Rothschild LLP

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

Matthew T. Creech
Lincoln Financial Group

William Demlong
The Cavanaugh Law Firm

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

Vivian Ethridge
USAA

John Friederich
Royal Neighbors of America

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

Sebastin Kwidzinski
Foresters Financial

Robert Lesko
Fisher Broyles

Wayne Luck
Thrivent Financial

John E. Meagher
Shutts & Bowen LLP

Jake Monk
Shutts & Bowen LLP

Joseph A. Niglio, JD
Knights of Columbus

Terrence O'Meara
State Farm Life Insurance Company

Kristina B. Pett, JD
Edison McDowell

Brad Proctor
Sammons Financial Group

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

Vm. Jere Tolton
Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, PC

Catherine L. Venard
Nationwide Financial

Christine Walkup
Nationwide

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

Nadya Yarmolich
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

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Life & Annuity Committee

Co-Chair
Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

Co-Chair
Mark A Trigg
Nationwide Life Insurance

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 Ins.

Brian DeJaynes
Country Financial

Carolyn Flores
Pacific Life

Doug Friedman
Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

Meredith Heibert
Ohio National Financial Services

Jean Jackson
Symetra Life

Jackie Kasuboski
Thrivent Financial

Fred Lemire
AIG

Richard Maselli
Ogden & Sullivan, PA

Amanda Mendes
American Amicable Group

Curtis McAdams
RGA

Timothy Quick
National Life Group

Will Stahn
Allstate

Meredith Thomas
American Fidelity Assurance

Kenneth T Wallach
Federal Life Insurance Co

Kizzie Williams
Swiss Re Life & Health

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Membership Committee

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

Co-Chair
Chuck Storm, ALHC, FLMI
Swiss Re Life & Health

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

Robert Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Jay Kenigsberg
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Bob Molnar
Lemieux & Associates

Trent Landes
Fidelity Life

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

Chris Prutting
Axis Global Accident and Health

Sherry Smith
Lincoln Financial Group

Don Trexler
New York Life

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Nominating Committee

Chair
Tracey Zinck
Disability RMS

Wendy Berndt
Prudential

Bill Dolk
State Farm insurance

Lindsey Lajoie
Symetra

Karen Riendeau
RGA

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Reinsurance Committee

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

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

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

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

Jay D. Kenigsberg
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Jeffrey Shepherd
SCOR Global Life Americas

Eli Wahby
Foresters

Erin Worthington
Munich Re

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