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IRMI Brings Back Popular Middle Market Captive Seminar

Release Date: Apr 30, 2003

Release Date: May 1, 2003
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DALLAS�International Risk Management Institute, Inc., will present "Captive Insurance Solutions for the Middle Market,� again in the summer of 2003. The return of the seminar series on using captives to solve insurance challenges for middle market companies is based on its success the first two times it was offered. This time, it will be held June 25�26 in Chicago, July 15�16 in Las Vegas, and August 20�21 in Orlando.

"Middle market companies�those with premiums between $500,000 and $5,000,000�are still being negatively impacted by the hard insurance market, and this program equips them to solve these problems with sophisticated alternative risk transfer (ART) programs,� said Jack Gibson, IRMI�s president. "The program received rave reviews from the nearly 500 people who have attended it. We've made a few adjustments in the agenda based on the feedback we received, and we're ready to do an even better job this time around.�

"Captive Insurance Solutions for the Middle Market� is an intensive and focused learning session for financial officers, risk managers, association executives, consultants, and agents/brokers who are considering forming a captive insurance company, participating in an existing group captive, or utilizing a rent-a-captive on behalf of a midsize organization.

The presenters will be Kate Westover, president of Captive Advisory Services and author of Captives and the Management of Risk, and Jon Harkavy, Vice President and General Counsel to Risk Services, LLC. Ms. Westover and Mr. Harkavy, who are very experienced industry professionals, will compare captives to traditional programs, explain how to evaluate whether a rent-a-captive or group captive is optimal in different situations, outline a game plan for fast-tracking the formation of a group or association captive, and detail the most important keys to the success of a group captive insurance company.

For more information on "Captive Insurance Solutions for the Middle Market,� visit, contact us, or call 800-827-4242 and ask for the Captive Seminar Coordinator.

Founded in 1978, International Risk Management Institute, Inc., (IRMI), is a Dallas-based research and publishing organization specializing in risk management and insurance reference manuals, books, and newsletters. These references and the firm's website,, provide practical strategies and tactics for insurance buyers, human resources professionals, risk managers, agents, brokers, underwriters, claims adjusters, and attorneys. IRMI is also the sponsor of the annual IRMI Construction Risk Conference, which is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to managing and insuring construction risks. Visit, or call 1-800-827-4242 for more information.