Advantus Capital Management/AAM Insurance Investment Management
400 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55101
Ms. Linda Sauber
Vice President and Director, Client Service
AAM Insurance Investment Management and Advantus Capital Management (both subsidiaries of Securian Financial) have a long history of serving the investment needs of fraternal benefit societies. AAM serves as the core fixed Income manager and Advantus offers specialty credit strategies including Private Placements and Commercial Mortgage Loans. Investment portfolios are tailored to meet the specific investments needs and challenges of fraternal organizations. Value Add services include Asset-Liability Management, Investment Accounting, and Cash Flow Forecasting. For more information, please visit our websites, www.advantuscapital.com and www.aamcompany.com.
Since 1987, the actuarial consulting firm of Allen Bailey & Associates, Inc. has specialized in helping Fraternal Societies enhance their product portfolios to attract new members. We assist our clients with financial reporting, strategic alternatives, compliance, experience analysis, illustration software, and more. We pride ourselves on providing timely value-added consulting services. For more information on AB&A or to inquire how we can provide exceptional service to your society, please email email@example.com or visit us at www.allenbailey.com.
The American College of Financial Services
270 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Mr. Tony Boquet
Vice President/Sales and Marketing
Since 1927, The American College of Financial Services has helped financial services professionals realize their career goals through rigorous and practical education. Our mission is clear – we are committed to benefiting society by delivering the highest quality to the professionals entrusted with the public’s financial well-being.
A mutual insurance holding company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, consisting of five insurance companies specializing in the senior supplemental life and health markets.
Andesa Services, Inc. provides cloud-based policy administration and support services for life insurance and annuity carriers. Our flexible Software as a Service (SaaS) model allows fraternal carriers of all sizes to realize the benefits of a secure, modern infrastructure, fully integrated administration, reporting and illustration systems and industry-leading agent e-app portal and member self-service portal. The Andesa policy administration platform was specifically designed for the fraternal market which includes an integrated Fraternal Member Management solution. This tool allows fraternal carriers the ability to capture and maintain information on its members, chapters/regions/lodges as well as volunteer hours, social memberships, donations, scholarships, etc. Andesa’s integrated approach to policy administration results in dramatic efficiency gains, significantly reduced hardware costs, highly predictable support expenses, streamlined client service, mitigated compliance risks and speed-to-market for new products and lines. Andesa’s clients include several fraternal carriers as well as 7 of the top 13 life insurance carriers including numerous small to mid-sized insurers. Visit our website to learn more.
AQS Asset Management is an SEC registered investment advisor exclusively serving insurance companies. More than just a portfolio manager, AQS assumes an active role in the financial performance of our client.
Performance – Experience – Results
Vested in your success
Wellness programs are nothing new, over 50% of employer and membership groups have implemented the programs since 2008. askFinancial Wellness, an industry leader since 1989, bring some of the timeliest benefits to your product and membership program. We are currently providing these financial helpline, education and resource benefits to millions of members through a wide variety of sponsors, including: insurance companies, EAPs, Fraternal Societies and membership programs throughout the US and Canada. Consider a total member Wellness Benefit that will: provide practical solutions to members and their families; financial and legal needs; increase value; improve retention and complement other insurance and financial service products. We have no affiliation with any company that sells or manages financial, insurance or investment products.
Balanced Growth is a Chicago-based, innovation consultancy. Our mission is to create enduring value for our clients and their customers through strategic and operational innovation and transformation. Through our four main service domains, Innovation Operations, Digital and Transformation, we focus on the Insurance, Financial Services and Healthcare industries.
The Berwyn Group partners with fraternals and insurance carriers, helping them comply with state Unclaimed Property Regulations and reduce over payments. Our focus for the last 25 years has been providing Death Audits, Location Services, Beneficiary Searches and other NPPI retrieval, utilizing our proprietary software systems and methodologies. The Berwyn Group uses the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (DMF), other official government death records, and obituaries to provide accurate and timely results. Policy Holder Verification services can reduce the number of false positives by over 75%. For more information on The Berwyn Group or to inquire how we can provide exceptional service to your society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.berwyngroup.com.
BKD National Insurance Services Practice is the accounting firm of choice for hundreds of insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies across the country, providing audit & tax services, cybersecurity consulting, internal audit, big data & analytics and more. Ranked by A.M. Best as a top-tier assurance provider in the insurance industry, BKD helps companies manage risk, navigate the complex regulatory environment and add value for shareholders and policyholders. With a strong commitment to the industry, BKD also is a proud sponsor of the American Fraternal Alliance. To learn more, we invite you to visit bkd.com/insurance. Everyone needs a trusted advisor. Who’s yours?
Consulting actuarial firm providing: valuation, asset adequacy analysis/cash flow testing, plan development, marketing, form development and filing, and pension services. We have been in business since 1929. We have five actuaries, including a pension enrolled actuary.
BTC Capital Management possesses strong expertise, knowledge, sophisticated technical skills and proven experience in providing customized investment services for insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies. BTC Capital Management utilizes a highly disciplined, fundamentally based risk-aware approach in managing all of our insurance client portfolios. Our investment approach incorporates liability-appropriate, risk-aware portfolio construction and management.
CalSurance Associates, A Division of Brown & Brown Program Insurance Services, Inc.
5545 Comstock Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55446
Ms. Michele Gerace
CalSurance is proud to be the endorsed broker for the American Fraternal Alliance member insurance programs, including Agents’ E&O, D&O, Employment Practices, Fiduciary, Outside Directorship and Professional Liability. We take pride in offering our clients the depth and power of our insurance knowledge as a recognized industry leader while still providing the personal touch of a smaller organization.
From real-time generation of customer correspondence to fully-automated, batch generation of policies, Cincom delivers the most-intuitive customer communications solutions in the industry. By streamlining the design, deployment, delivery and management of high-volume, personalized customer communications (print and electronic), Cincom has helped more than 85 insurers worldwide (incl. Everence, National Guardian Life, and Alaska National Insurance) acquire, strengthen and expand customer relationships, minimize compliance risks, reduce operating costs and accelerate time-to-market for all their communications. For more than three decades, Cincom has led the industry in providing customer communication solutions that are easy to integrate and easy to use.
CSG Actuarial is a full service actuarial consulting company specializing in the supplemental life and health insurance markets, with more than 60 years of combined experience. As actuaries, we help our clients develop new insurance products, manage inforce blocks of business, support their valuation processes, and also provide strategic level consulting. In addition to providing traditional actuarial services, CSG also maintains a large and robust database of insurance product information. The CSG MarketAdvisorTM database contains current and historical premium information, product specifications and underwriting procedures on over 150 different insurance companies. In addition, our software engineers have developed many other unique and cutting edge insurance tools, such as, E-Applications, Document Libraries, and Agent Databases.
Currin Compliance provides compliance and actuarial consulting to fraternal benefit societies. We focus exclusively on the products that you offer — we are your compliance resource in the life insurance industry. We can assist Alliance members when you need to:
- Design, draft, review and/or file life/annuity/health insurance products, including actuarial compliance;
- Assess your compliance or help you become compliant with various state and federal rules, such as NY’s Reg 210 and the DOL rule;
- Review your advertising
- Conduct compliance assessments in the home office or the field;
- Prepare and help implement compliance risk mitigation strategies;
- Assist with company and agent licensing;
- Prepare you for, and respond to, market conduct examinations;
- Advocate for you with insurance regulators;
- Provide compliance training: in person, at conferences and meetings or online at education.currincompliance.com.
Let Currin Compliance be your #compliancehero.
ENDePersis Fraternal Consulting, LLC
1910 Cochran Road
Manor Oak Two, Suite 980
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Mr. Edward U. DePersis
CFO, Senior Financial & Marketing Advisor
Serving fraternal benefit societies for many years. We are experienced in all areas of fraternal operations, such as: accounting assistance; IRS Form 990; management discussion and analysis; financial operations report; completing annual and quarterly financial statements, including filing state forms; RBC; NY Supplement; forms and policy drafting and filing via SERFF; UCAA state expansion filings; marketing assistance in program promotions; board governance training; etc. We assist actuaries with compiling valuation data. Currently, we provide assistance with three actuarial firms. Client asset size: from $17,500,000 to $1 billion+.
Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 71 of the Fortune 100, 57 of the FTSE 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200. The firm has approximately 125 attorneys who, on a daily basis, advise our national and international insurance company clients on a full array of insurance matters, resulting in one of the largest, if not the largest, and dedicated insurance practice groups in the U.S. The breadth of this practice ensures that there are few, if any, issues involving the day-to-day operations of insurance companies on which we do not have direct experience that has been accumulated and honed over the course of many years of service. Our national and New York insurance practices have repeatedly been recognized as top-of-class by numerous organizations. For more information, visit www.evershedssutherland.com.
Gallagher Affinity is dedicated to providing valuable benefits and services to licensed independent agents working in the insurance and financial services industry in all 50 states. We offer customized programs for members through partner associations, company sponsored programs, as well as individual membership. Gallagher Affinity specializes in a wide range of benefits and services including, but not limited to, health, wellness, life, auto and home, errors and omissions, preferred pricing business services, education and training to meet the members professional needs.
Established in 1916, Griffith, Ballard & Company (GBC) is the oldest, continuously run actuarial consulting firm in the United States, and has been ranked by AM Best as a top-3 life actuarial firm for each of the last five years. GBC is a full-service actuarial solutions provider, specializing in management consulting and financial reporting for life insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies. Our services include reserve valuation, product development, financial statement assembly, asset adequacy/cash flow testing, actuarial appraisals, and operating results reporting/forecasting. Through our subsidiary, Network Microdesigns Corporation, we also offers life and annuity sales and inforce illustration systems, as well as electronic application services. We are strategically positioned to meet the varied needs of the life insurance and annuity provider marketplace. Please visit our website, www.lifebase.com, for regularly published articles and updates on topics important to the fraternal industry or contact us directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guggenheim Life & Annuity Company
401 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Mr. Peter Wilson
Senior Vice President-Reinsurance
Guggenheim Life & Annuity Company serves individuals and institutional clients by providing a full range of services including insurance coverage, reinsurance, asset management, and capital sourcing. We deliver superior client service, objective advice, and customized solutions demonstrating an advanced appreciation for risk management. This is fostered by a business model that rewards talent, innovative ideas and, most importantly, success. We offer solutions tailored to your needs through reinsurance, management, investment expertise, and prudent counsel. The goal of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company is to treat its clients as partners. Your success is our success.
“Innovative Solutions – Enduring Values”
H2R CPA is a Certified Public Accounting and Business Advisory firm providing comprehensive tax, assurance and business consulting services to fraternal benefit societies for more than 25 years. Established in 1956, H2R CPA has a 60-year reputation for consistently delivering high-quality services and establishing trusted advisory relationships with our clients.
- Preparation of annual and quarterly statements
- Implementation of new statutory accounting pronouncements
- Mergers and acquisitions (including discussing the transactions with the related state departments of insurance)
- Selection and implementation of accounting and policy management systems
- Acting as an independent third party for elections and required membership voting
With significant experience serving fraternal benefit societies, H2R CPA is well-positioned to meet and exceed your needs for a professional accounting firm partner. Our team possesses the technical knowledge, experience and integrity required to help you meet your reporting requirements and accomplish your financial objectives.
Heritage Life Insurance Company
227 W. Monroe, Suite 3775
Chicago, IL 60606
Mr. Peter McPherson
Senior Vice President
Heritage Life Insurance Company provides life and annuity reinsurance solutions to small- and medium-sized organizations. Heritage offers a unique combination of financial stability, product expertise and organizational efficiency along with a streamlined operating model. This combination allows Heritage to competitively support direct writers to safely achieve their objectives, in both their operations and communities.
The Hoopis Performance Network provides innovative sales training & leadership development resources to financial professionals worldwide. HPN’s suite of solutions features blended learning formats in the areas of Recruiting & Selection, New Advisor Development, Experienced Advisor Development and Leadership Development. These field-tested resources have been developed from over 40 years of industry leading experience in our very own “living laboratory”. Visit us at www.Hoopis.com.
10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 500
Toronto, ON, M9B 6H7
Mr. Tom Murphy
illustrate inc is an industry leader in the life insurance illustration software market in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. illustrate inc has grown steadily over the past 20 years as a result of its hard focus on addressing industry need for efficiency, effectiveness and speed to market for life insurance illustration software as well as mobile quoting solutions. With clients across North America, illustrate inc continues to evolve to anticipate and meet the changing needs of the insurance and financial services industries.
IMS – Insurance Medical Services, Inc.
Mr. Leo Luther
Vice President, Corporate Sales Executive
46540 Fremont Boulevard, Suite 514
Fremont, CA 94538
IMS provides excellent services for paramedical examinations nationwide, pre-underwriting services, medical records retrieval, and state-of-the-art tools to conduct full risk assessment by financial institutions. IMS brings a fresh and innovative approach to underwriting services acting as a liaison between the applicant and the insurance carrier. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every customer by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility, and greater value, thus optimizing system functionality and improving operation efficiency.
2 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Mr. Doug Massey
EVP, Sales and Relationship Management
Ms. Kristin Wills
Vice President, Marketing
Insurance Technologies is a provider of innovative sales and regulatory automation solutions to the insurance and financial services industries. Insurance Technologies provides carriers and distributors a suite of integrated sales tools and experiences to better serve advisors, agents and consumers. The unique architecture and flexibility of Insurance Technologies solutions deliver front and back-office configurability and usability to support multiple business strategies, encourage cross-channel growth, and evolve with regulatory changes. From pre-sale functions through e-application, to post-sale services, Insurance Technologies solutions provide the key sales components to create an automated and cohesive sales journey across all lines of insurance, retirement and investment products. Insurance Technologies is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO and is the provider of ForeSight® and FireLight® solutions. For more information, visit www.insurancetechnologies.com.
Intellect Design Arena
20 Corporate Place South
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Ms. Laila Beane
Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Consulting
Ms. Barbara Stanton
Intellect SEEC, the insurance software division of Intellect Design Arena, provides an extensive portfolio covering distribution, underwriting and claims. Intellect SEEC has been developing innovative insurance solutions to lower operating costs and increase premium volumes and margins for the last two decades. Over the last 25 years, the company has built strategic relationships with major insurance carriers in America, Canada, United Kingdom, India and the Far East. Intellect SEEC builds its innovative, low-cost solutions on a firm belief that while the underlying business and technology of insurance are complex, their application should not be.
International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF/Americas)
8400 Westpark Drive, Second Floor
McLean, VA 22102-5116
Mr. Edward L. Potter
Executive Director, ICMIF/Americas
ICMIF represents insurance companies that use mutuality or a people-based business strategy that incorporates the principles of member ownership, democratic governance and the practice of fraternal, cooperative and mutual values (such as solidarity, equality and social responsibility). With its global headquarters in the United Kingdom and regional offices in Washington, D.C.; Tokyo, Japan; and Brussels, Belgium, today ICMIF represents 225 “people-centered insurers” in more than 70 countries with more than $268 billion in premium income and $1.52 trillion in assets, and serving 225 million member/policy holders. In the Americas region, ICMIF/Americas represents 67 cooperatives and mutual insurers in 20 countries throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with more than US$23.8 billion in premium income. Collectively, ICMIF members in the Americas region represent more than 1,500 mutual and cooperative insurers.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)
845 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Mr. Andrew Edelsberg
Managing Director, Insurance
Ms. Tina Bukow
Senior Director, Issuer Relations
Mr. Sted Dowd
Senior Director, Issuer Relations
KBRA was established in 2010 in an effort to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate and transparent ratings. KBRA is a full service rating agency whose mission is to set a standard of excellence and integrity. KBRA provides the market an alternative solution by delivering timely and in-depth research across various sectors: structured finance, financial institutions, public finance, corporates and financial guarantors.
Starting in 2016, KBRA has been providing insurance financial strength ratings as well as long-term ratings on insurance holding companies. The lead analysts for KBRA’s insurance rating team have more than 50 years of combined industry experience, including 30 years of rating agency experience.
LIDP provides award-winning, innovative solutions to the life and annuity industry. Our policy administration system Titanium is built entirely on the JEE platform and provides the stability, portability, and scalability necessary to power any life insurance enterprise. Designed to work with your existing hardware, software, and databases, Titanium is truly unique. A complete solution from illustrations through contract maturity, billing, agent compensation & licensing claims, and underwriting and issue. Titanium provides for STP and is completely SOA enabled. Titanium processes all life, health, annuity products, including: fixed, variable, equity, indexed, traditional, non-traditional, individual, and worksite. LIDP has been in business for over 35 years and is backed by industry experts who collectively have over 600 years of experience on our systems. LIDP is has a 100% success rate in implementation and conversion projects. Our solution is available in the cloud or onsite.
Life Line Screening provides community-based preventive health screenings for stroke and vascular disease. We use advanced ultrasound equipment, the same as the equipment found in hospitals, and our screenings are performed by highly trained healthcare professionals. Members of the American Fraternal Alliance will be able to offer their membership these potentially life saving screenings at a rate not available to the general public.
MIB provides fraud detection information for individually underwritten life, disability income, long-term care, Medicare supplement, and critical illness insurance. MIB member companies rely on its Checking Service for fast, secure aggregation and exchange of data to combat applicant fraud, improve underwriting effectiveness and increase product line profitability, while ensuring fair pricing for all applicants.
Miller & Newberg, Inc.
8717 West 110th St., Suite 530
Overland Park, KS 66210
Ms. Lori Newberg, FSA, MAAA
Executive Vice President
Miller-Newberg provides actuarial consulting services to insurance organizations including many fraternal benefit societies. Our work with fraternal benefit societies began in 1994, the day Miller Newberg opened its doors. Miller-Newberg is a full-service actuarial firm, ready to help you with your risk management. We excel in each of the three distinct roles: the valuation actuary, financial actuary, and marketing actuary. As consultants, our focus is to advocate your interests while adhering to professional codes and standards of practice. We do so by first understanding the goals of your organization, and ultimately, by working closely with your management team to achieve those goals.
We have command of what we do and are committed to serving you.
Primary contacts are Eric.Newberg@Miller-Newberg.com and Lori.Newberg@Miller-Newberg.com.
The mission of New England Asset Management (NEAM) is to be integral to the success of our insurance industry clients by providing investment management solutions through a team of skilled professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional client service. Our insurance investment management solutions include asset management, enterprise risk and capital management, capital and risk analytics, and investment accounting and reporting services.
Since 1990, we’ve focused exclusively on long term care solutions. We offer individual and multi-life plans from most of the industry’s top carriers. We offer traditional LTCI, multi-life, linked-benefit and LTCI rider solutions. Producers can work with us through our brokerage channel or team with one of our specialists to do joint case work. Insurance Solutions for Long Term Care are All We Do!
Northern Trust Company
50 South LaSalle, M27
Chicago, IL 60603
Mr. Michael J. Kingsley
SVP and Division Manager of Insurance Solutions
Northern Trust has served the insurance industry for 30+ years. We understand the dynamics of the market and the regulatory, statutory, accounting, investment, treasury and reporting needs unique to insurance companies. Our experienced team members work together to deliver custody, accounting, treasury, credit, investment management and private banking solutions. Delivering superior client service is a core value of Northern Trust. In addition, Northern Trust’s competency, scale and product breadth enables us to deliver excellent client service, improve efficiency and returns and reduce risk.
Optimum Re Insurance Company (ORIC) has been building successful partnerships since 1987, marking 2017 as our 30th anniversary. We have maintained steady growth and profitability, earning a solid reputation as a reinsurer that provides efficient and professional client service.
Client Focus is a core value at ORIC and is affirmed by our clients consistently ranking us as one of the best reinsurers in industry surveys. ORIC has served the Fraternal market for many years, laying the foundation for our successful partnerships. ORIC looks forward to future development opportunities with our Fraternal partners for years to come.
ORIC offers comprehensive reinsurance solutions, competitive pricing, full underwriting services, research & development and an individual record administration system which enhances its risk management services for Life, Critical Illness and supplementary products. We are a leader in the Critical Illness and Final Expense market through our experience and expertise in risk management and claims adjudication. We continue to successfully expand our presence in the market through organic growth, block acquisitions, and personalized solutions tailored to increase our growth for our clients.
ORIC has a rating of A- excellent by AM Best.
With a consultative focus and more than 100 insurance services, Parkway works as an extension of your team. Our focus is on service to your fraternal organization and the members you serve.
Investment Management Services: Net Investment Income, Surplus Volatility, RBC, ALM, Diversification
Insurance Consulting Services: ERM, AM Best, Peer Analysis, Board Education, Portfolio Review
Investment Statutory Reporting: Schedule D, IMR/AVR, Investment G/L entries, What/If scenarios
Pin Point has provided software solutions to its fraternal clients for more than 20 years. Our administrative software integrates all aspects of insurance, lodge and annuity management into a robust and user-friendly software package that is custom-tailored to your needs. Our investment management software allows for easy quarterly and annual statement preparation. Transactions can be imported directly from your broker monthly statements files. Easily export to your annual statement software for final reporting. Join the eleven other fraternal insurance societies already using our software.
For more than 160 years, PNC Bank, NA, has been committed to providing clients with exceptional service and financial expertise. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers, but also our communities, employees and shareholders. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we have the products, knowledge and resources necessary to help you achieve financial success.
PNA’s Financial Institutions Group (“FIG”) has a dedicated insurance coverage team that is focused on helping our clients enhance investment portfolio performance, expand commercial product offerings, manage operating costs and strengthen liquidity positions.
Prime Advisors, Inc.
West Coast (HQ)
22635 NE Marketplace Drive, Suite 160
Redmond, WA 98053
100 Northfield Drive
Windsor, CT 06095
Prime Advisors, Inc.®, a Sun Life Investment Management company, has provided customized investment strategies and investment accounting for the insurance industry since 1988. Prime’s dedicated insurance professionals have deep roots in the fraternal system, and our innovative strategies are helping our clients to profit during the current low yield environment.
Prime offers liability-driven investors a suite of active fixed income, passive equity, and real estate strategies, customized through extensive analysis of each client’s unique needs. Give us a call to find out more about our strategic efforts to add significant portfolio yield and income for our clients. We would love to speak to you about how this can benefit your organization and your members.
Prime is ranked by Insurance Asset Manager as one of the top money managers in the country helping insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies. For more information, please visit our website at www.PrimeAdvisors.com.
Our vision is to be a prominent insurance technology partner known for great people, tailored solutions and peerless support. Providing L/H/A policy administration and Medicare Supplement claims auto adjudication. QLAdmin serves the entire policy lifecycle, with illustrations and e-apps powered by illustrate inc. Key features include built-in Document Engine, Follow-up Queue for workflow assistance, and agent and policyholder web portals. Accounting exports and full valuation empower your financial reporting. QLAdmin is an affordable, easy-to-implement system that allows you to focus on new business and member service. Serving 47 clients in the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.
When you trust the advice you’re getting, you know your next move is the right move. That’s what you can expect from RSM. We’re the fifth largest accounting, tax and business consulting firm in the nation, with 90 offices and more than 9,000 employees. We’re focused on serving fraternal insurance companies nationwide. Understanding your industry is more than just a marketing credential at RSM – it’s central to our client service approach.
Education changes lives. Helping students achieve their educational goals has been Scholarship America’s mission and focus for 60 years. Scholarship America partners with organizations to design and manage high impact education assistance programs for students of all kinds, with a special focus on helping those most in need. With a dedicated team of experts, Scholarship America works with organizations to create effective programs that align investments with corporate social responsibility goals and philanthropic values. As the nation’s largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational assistance support organization, Scholarship America is working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment.
Sidley Austin LLP is a global, full-service law firm. We serve many mutual aid organizations, including fraternal benefit societies, in insurance, tax, corporate structuring, investments and other areas, and we understand their unique legal issues. Our firm has nearly four decades of experience and a team of 85 lawyers devoted exclusively to providing transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution services to the insurance and financial services industry, and we also have a group dedicated to serving not-for-profit organizations. We take an integrated, multidisciplinary approach among these and our more than 40 other practice areas to address the complex issues our clients face.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial advisors and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop precise investment strategies, including our pioneering family of SPDR ® ETFs. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global footprint provide unrivaled access to markets and asset classes, and allow us to deliver expert insights and investment solutions. State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. *Assets under management were $2.4 trillion as of March 31, 2015.
Steimla & Associates, Inc.
2867 Gypsum Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
Mr. Joseph Steimla
Steimla & Associates, Inc., has been providing actuarial services since 1983. The firm was founded for the purpose of providing actuarial and consulting services to fraternal benefit societies doing business in the United States and Canada. In addition to actuarial services, we also focus on advising management in a progressive range of significant business decisions. Our primary goal is to establish a good working relationship with everyone involved and to foster good communication. Over the years, we have found that good communication helps us to know the client’s need and concerns. Our ultimate goal is to increase our client’s self-sufficiency and promote growth. Mr. Steimla, in addition to actuarial consulting, previously served on the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control for the Federal Government commissioned by President Ronald Reagan.
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Mr. Peter H. Thrane
Mr. Todd W. Martin
One of the 100 largest law firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has nearly 500 attorneys and offices in 14 cities. Attorneys in our Insurance practice have spent their careers solving the legal and regulatory dimensions of insurers’ and fraternals’ business problems. Many of our attorneys have previous experience in regulatory agencies and the insurance industry, managing legal matters unique to insurance businesses. This perspective enables us to efficiently and effectively handle the broad range of legal challenges faced by insurers and fraternals. We are routinely involved in insurance company formations; all manners of insurance transactions and dissolutions; alternative risk transfer arrangements; coverage matters; regulatory applications; distribution; and administration arrangements and advocacy before regulators, the courts and arbitration panels. For more information, please visit www.stinsonleonard.com or call Pete Thrane at 612-335-1779 or contact him via email at email@example.com.
StoneRiver delivers the industry’s widest range of value-oriented technology solutions and services to insurance carriers, agents and broker-dealers. This versatile product group encompasses front-office, policy, claims, rating, underwriting, billing and reinsurance automation for all major business lines. Hundreds of companies of all sizes rely on StoneRiver software and processing solutions to achieve a competitive edge. Customer satisfaction and client success are the continuing goal, and are in large part achieved by maintaining and valuing strong, long-term customer relationships.
Strohm Ballweg is a niche certified public accounting and consulting firm serving only insurance entities, including nine fraternal life insurance societies. Currently, Strohm Ballweg is ranked in the top 10 on A.M. Best’s list of top audit firms serving the insurance industry. We provide traditional services such as audits, review, compilations and tax compliance, but we also provide consulting services for insurers through our SB Solutions offerings such as investment accounting, regulatory filing assistance, litigation support and staff co-sourcing.
In addition to providing specific services to the insurance industry, we have conducted seminars and designed training programs tailored to the needs of insurance personnel and boards of directors. Our staff keeps abreast of current insurance issues through active support and membership in the American Fraternal Alliance, the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, and the Wisconsin Insurance Accountants’ Conference. We also attend meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and actively participate in meetings of the American Fraternal Alliance.
As a fraternal insurance company, the USLC Mutual Benefit Association has been in existence for more than 125 years. MBA is a 501 C 5 organization that offers products, life insurance, hospital confinement and retirement plans to members of our parent association, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the member’s family. MBA’s marketing base is 300,000 plus members.
An independent private partnership, founded in 1928, whose sole business is investment management for institutional clients. The firm’s investment expertise spans the global equity, fixed income, currency, and alternatives markets. Wellington Management has $104 billion of assets under management for insurance general account clients. The firm’s insurance group of 43 professionals works with 134 insurance company clients. With a long history of working with fraternal benefit societies, we currently manage over $3.4 billion in assets on behalf of 7 fraternals through our Fraternal Investment Program.
Insurance client assets are invested using 63 of the firm’s various investment approaches involving all major asset classes. We develop customized investment solutions in response to client requests and market opportunities.
Willis Towers Watson
12730 Barton Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Ms. Mary Broesch
SVP – Life Solutions Group, Willis Re
Mr. Matthew Coleman
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating back to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.