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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.
Marketing Committee - Focuses on the ICA’s marketing strategy to include communications, public/media relations, branding, raising awareness at industry events/tradeshows, developing collateral/promotional materials, social media, the new ICA online newsletter, advertising, and outreach to potential sponsors/exhibitors. Tony Ferrante has been asked to co-chair the Marketing Committee. Please let us know if you are interested in serving as co-chair for this Committee.
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

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

Emily E. Sudermann, JD
Lincoln Financial Group

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

Tracey Zinck, JD
Disability RMS

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Disability Committee

Co-Chairperson
Robert S. Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

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

Co-Chairperson
Chuck Angiolillo
Claims Bureau

Josh Bachrach
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Rick Denman
Munich American Reassurance Company

Jessica Friedman
Friedman Law Firm

Jason Gallant
Munich American Reassurance Company

Ken Hallden
Prudential

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

Adam Love
Sun Life Financial

Lora Lyons
Standard Insurance Company

Margaret Mangan
Northwestern Mutual Life

Barbara Mountain
Doherty, Cella, Keane & Associates, LLP

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

Linda Smith
Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.

Jill Steffen
Ohio National

Hope Wysocki
Trustmark Companies

Tracey Zinck
Disability RMS

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Education Committee

Co-Chairperson
Bill Dolk, FLHC, CLU, FLMI, HIA
State Farm Insurance Companies

Co-Chairperson
Jeanne Maurtizen
Prudential

Jim Brown
Swiss Re Life & Health America

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

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

Roby 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

Woody Thatcher
AIG

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Finance Committee

Chairperson
Emily Sudermann, JD
Lincoln Financial Group

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

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

Bob Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS, ARA, FLMI
Munich American Reassurance Company

Tracey Zinck, JD
Disability RMS

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Fraud & Risk Management Committee

Chairperson
Mike Caldarazzo
Photofax, Inc.

Co-Chairperson
Mark Lanford
Lemieux & Associates

Mary Block
Massachusetts Mutual Life

Dan Brown
Prudential

Bonnie Brunton, CFE
UnitedHealthOne

Michelle M. Curtis
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston

Dori Farrey, ALHC, CiFi, AIRC
CUNA Mutual Life Insurance Company

Mark Gray
MetLife

Martin O. Jaekel, CFE
Whitehall Bureau of Canada and America

Rebecca Jones, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
Allstate Financial

Brian Landry
Claims Bureau USA

Robert A. Linzey
MetLife

Richard J. Marquez, CFE
Diligence International Group, LLC

Tina M. Marshall, HCAFA
American Fidelity Assurance Company

Don McDiarmid
John Hancock

Bob Molnar
Lemieux & Associates

Toni Mortensen
Prudential

Latonya Parker
AXA Equitable

Brad Proctor
Midland National Life Insurance Company

Kerry Reyes
Equitable Life

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

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

Joan Weir
Canadian Life and Health

Craig Williamson
Farmers Insurance

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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

Kimberley Hastings
Sun Life Financial

Chris Prutting
Axis Global Accident & Health

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Law Committee

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

Co-Chairperson
John A. Friederich, JD, FLMI, ACS
Royal Neighbors of America

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

Wilson Elser Moskowitz
Edelman & Dicker 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 E. McAdams, ALHC, CPA
RGA

Co-Chairperson
Jane McWatters
American Fidelity Assurance Company

Brian Anderkin
Great American Financial

Wendy Berndt
Prudential

Ann S. Binzer, FLHC, CLU, ChFC, FALU, FLMI
The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company

Anne Blackett, FLMI, ACS
Security National Life Insurance Company

Marc A. Carlson, FLMI, FLHC, FALU
Modern Woodmen of America

Rosie Gruber
Symetra

Kim Houston, ALHC, ACS, AIAA
Munich American Reassurance Company

Judith LeTendre
Catholic United Financial

Richard Masselli
Ogden & Sullivan

Bob McDonald
Swiss Re

Jackie Raspotnik
Thrivent Financial

Jill Rewis
Prudential

Sherry Smith
Lincoln Financial

Timon V. Sullivan
Ogden, Sullivan & O'Connor, P.A.

Cindy Sumner
Texas Life Insurance Company

Don Trexler
New York Life Insurance

Mark A. Trigg
Nationwide Life Insurance Company

Devon Wallace
MassMutual

Kenneth T. Wallach, FLMI, CLU
Federal Life Insurance Company

Rhonda Wolverton
Jackson

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Marketing Committee

Co-Chairperson
Kevin Glasgow, FLHC, FLMI, ACS
Munich American Reassurance Company

Co-Chairperson
Melissa Taylor
Prudential

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

Brian S. Bullock, FLMI, ALHC, AIRC, ACS
SCOR Global Life USA Reinsurance Company

Charles Deragon, ALHC, FLMI, ARA, AFSI, AIAA, MA, MBA
Reinsurance Group of America

Robert McDonald
Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.

Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS
Munich American Reassurance Company

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Membership Committee

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

Robert Dubiel, ALHC
MetLife

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

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

Wendell Haywood, CLU, FLMI, HIA
State Farm Insurance Companies

Christian Kanehl
Prudential

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

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Reinsurance Committee

Chairperson
Jay D. Kenigsberg
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Mary A. Beaufait, ACS, AIRC, ARA
Hanover Life Reassurance Company of America

Brian Bullock
SCOR Global Life USA Reinsurance Company

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

Charles Deragon
RGA Re

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

Karen Riendeau, FLHC, ACS, ARA, FLMI
Munich American Reassurance Company

Rob Tesdahl
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company

Rosanne K. Thornsbury, ALHC
Lincoln Financial Group

Eli Wahby
Foresters

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Nominating Committee

Bonita Brunton
United Health One

Brenda Emde
Reserve National Insurance Company

Dori Farrey
The CUNA Company

Daniel A. Hepner
Ameritas Life Insurance Company

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