Jim is President and CEO of LifeCare Assurance Company, a reinsurer dedicated exclusively to the long term care insurance marketplace. LifeCare is the premier provider of customized turnkey administrative and reinsurance services to major life insurers seeking to enter the individual LTCI market in a timely and cost effective manner. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of both LifeCare and its parent company, 21st Century Life and Health Company, Inc.
Jim is currently a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries (SOA). He was the founding Chairperson of the SOA LTCI Section Council in 2000 as well as during his final year on the LTCI Section Council in 2004. He served as Chairperson for each of the SOA’s first four Intercompany LTCI Conferences. He was awarded the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” presented at the Fifth Annual Intercompany LTCI Conference and was one of the ten people selected for the November 2007 Senior Market Advisor Magazine article “The Power List – Who’s Who in LTCI”. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries State and Federal LTCI and RBC Task Forces, and a member of the ILTCI Conference Association Board of Directors.
Jim has authored many articles on LTCI including the annual Broker World LTCI surveys for years 2000 through 2004, as well as articles for the National Underwriter, Best’s Review, Contingencies, Life Insurance Selling, and Health Insurance Underwriter. He is frequently a featured speaker at national meetings about long-term care insurance.
Jim is a third generation insurance professional with over 35 years experience in the life and health industry including more than 25 years specializing in LTCI. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).