Decosimo To Serve As Exhibitor And Captive Insurance Presenter At Tennessee Health Care Convention

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Renee Ford
Renee Ford

Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, will participate as an exhibitor and as an educational session presenter at the 2014 Annual Convention and Trade Show for the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Tennessee Center for Assisted Living.  Decosimo Assurance Principal Renee Ford, CPA, will serve as one of the presenters during the THCA/TNCAL annual meeting, which will take place at the Music City Center in Nashville, Aug. 24-27.

Addressing the topic of captive insurance as a cost-effective risk management alternative, Ms. Ford will co-present "Captive Insurance - Delivering Advantages Through Risk Management" with Sean King, who serves as principal of CIC Services, LLC. Mr. King’s Knoxville-based firm manages captive insurance companies. Ms. Ford and Mr. King will provide an overview of captive insurance, discuss the potential uses for captive insurance platforms within healthcare organizations and examine the first steps involved in a feasibility study to begin a captive program.

Ms. Ford is a principal in Decosimo’s assurance practice and has over 24 years experience in public accounting in both assurance and taxation. She practices primarily in the area of financial statement audits under both U.S. and international audit and accounting standards with emphasis on investment entities, captive insurance companies and healthcare. Ms. Ford is the primary assurance principal involved with the firm’s offshore engagements handled in the Cayman Island office and has obtained certification in International Financial Reporting Standards to enhance her expertise in the international market. 

Mr. King holds active licenses as a CPA, attorney and insurance agent. Along with his law degree, Mr. King holds a Masters in accounting with a concentration in the area of tax.

The 2014 THCA/TNCAL Convention and Trade Show will offer attendees with a host of educational opportunities as a record number of nearly 40 sessions have been planned for the event. The topics cover a broad spectrum of interests for all professionals working within the field of long-term care. For more information on the THCA/TNCAL Convention & Trade Show, please visit www.decosimo.com/2014THCA.

Sean King
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