Group of professionals discuss Medical Stop Loss Captives

Group Medical Stop Loss Captives – What you need to know.

Group medical stop loss captives continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the captive industry. How do you create the optimal structure, providing employers with a solution that improves their benefits offerings while controlling year-over-year costs?

During the session, we discussed an overview of the structure, updates on the growth of this sector, and factors to consider when building a successful program. To learn by example, our panelist shared the evolution of Community Hospital Insurance Coalition, from an idea in 2015 to a mature program benefitting the rural hospital community and their employees.



Wendy Dine, SRS Associate Director

Wendy is an Associate Director in our Washington, D.C. offices and Chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits practice group. Her responsibilities include supporting consulting sources with analyses, underwriting and feasibility studies for all single parent and group program prospects and clients assuming medical stop loss, ERISA or voluntary employee benefits risk within their captive. In addition, her responsibilities include the program management and oversight of group medical stop loss insurance business. Wendy is a frequent speaker at industry conferences providing up-to-date insight on the use of captives for medical stop loss risk.

James Hoitt, Berkley Accident and Health Sr. VP & Chief Growth Officer

Jim Hoitt joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2011. Jim is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and underwriting.

Barry Couch, CIC, ARM, HealthSure Chair & Founder

Barry Couch is the Chair and Founder of HealthSure which specializes in insurance, risk and quality management programs for hospitals, medical groups and health systems and associations. Barry is a leader in the development and implementation of risk management strategies, processes and programs for healthcare and insurance providers. As a specialist in alternative risk financing strategies, Barry helps various self-insured organizations develop strategic direction dealing with the challenges of taking their company to the next level or simply reviewing new opportunities to address the complexities of the future. HealthSure was founded in 1998 and works with over 70 hospitals, Non-profit organizations, Risk Retention Groups, Captives, Trusts and self-insurance Pools.

Brant Couch, CPA, CIC, HealthSure CEO

Brant Couch is CEO of HealthSure and leads business development, programs and strategic account management. HealthSure is one of the largest specialized insurance brokerage and consulting firms in Texas. For over 15 years he has worked closely with healthcare clients and important groups such as Rural Hospital Insurance of America (RHIA), the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH), the Texas Hospital Association (THA) and Texas Medical Group Administrators (TMGMA), to develop new and better ways to ensure the success of Texas healthcare providers.

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