Profile
John F. Chaplin
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Compass Reinsurance Consulting, LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Have served as both arbitrator and expert witness. In the latter role, have written numerous expert reports, appeared before arbitration panels and in court, and have concomitant deposition experience.
    In addition to the expert work, serve as reinsurance trainer, providing education to insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries on reinsurance subjects. Training activities include seminars for the Reinsurance Association of America, the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association and the Insurance Library Association of Boston.
    Have also appeared as panel member in several reinsurance conferences.

  • Address:
    P.O. Box 1350
    Grantham, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03753 United States
  • Phone:
    9143186870
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Casualty Underwriting, Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Homeowners Underwriting, Insurance Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Property Underwriting, Pro Rata / Quota Share Reinsurance Agreements, Reinsurance Underwriting, Workers Comp Underwriting, Accident and Health Claims, Asbestos Claims, Errors and Omissions Claims, Homeowners Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Property Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Toxic Tort Claims, Workers Compensation Claims, Accounting, Commutations, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Industry Loss Warranties, Reinsurance Contract Wording
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Guy Carpenter
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Managing Director, head of team dedicated to the development of new business with emphasis on Workers Compensation Insurance, Property Insurance and Start-up ventures.
    Also during my time at Guy Carpenter, I worked with aviation insurers, general liability carriers, property and casualty retrocedants and WC writers.
    Additionally, I headed up: the reinsurance training effort and a research project into WC reserving/commutations/MAOLs/agreed valuation.
    I served on Guy Carpenter's Contract Committee and was their representative to the BRMA Contract Committee.

  • Company:
    North American Re
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Eastern Region Marketing, National and Specialty Companies.
    Clients were generalist National companies and/or specialist niche underwriting companies.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Degrees:
    BA in Mathematics and Economics
  • Designations:
    CPCU, ARe, New York State Agents/Brokers License
  • Other Information:
    Member of Guy Carpenter Contract Wording Committee
    Member of BRMA Contract Wording Committee
    RAA Instructor – Reinsurance Fundamentals; Reinsurance Structures
    IRUA Instructor - Reinsurance Accounting; Reinsurance Contracts; Forms of Proportional and Non-Proportional Reinsurance
    Instructor for Insurance Library Association of Boston (ILAB) - Introduction to Reinsurance
    Various Law Firms - Structures of Reinsurance
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 3 years.
    Marketing/Underwriting: 3 years. Senior Vice President
  • Insurance-related Firms: 23 years.
    Broker: 23 years. Managing Director , Casualty, Special Accounts
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 18 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 18 years. Founder/CEO of Reinsurance Consulting Firm
Breakdown of Experience
  • Workers' Compensation
    15%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    10%
  • Product Liability
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Accident & Health
    10%
  • Asbestos
    10%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Finite
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    5%
  • Lloyd's
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Personal Lines
    5%
  • Aviation
    3%
  • International
    2%
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 23
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; February 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Fall Conference 2017 - FACULTY Fall Conference 2019 - FACULTY

Other Approved Training:

Fall 2014 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
Spring 2015 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
January 2016 Webinar - FACULTY

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 14

As an Umpire: 4

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
6
Appointed as an arbitrator.
5
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

John Chaplin has been employed as a transactor of reinsurance (broker, underwriter) in the insurance and reinsurance field for 45 years, and thus has first-hand experience in the turmoils of the US and London reinsurance markets during the liability crisis of the 1970's and 1980's along with the subsequent market recoveries; the meltdowns in the Workers Compensation field that followed in the 1990's and the boom in the natural disasters of the early 2000's. His experience in those years was as an intermediary at Guy Carpenter and later as a direct writing reinsurer at North American Re (now, Swiss Re America).
He has performed several roles within the field of alternative dispute resolution under the aegis of ARIAS-US: arbitrator, umpire, mediator, advisor and expert witness. Mr. Chaplin’s long experience in broking and underwriting has made him conversant in virtually all of the insurance and reinsurance disciplines of underwriting, intermediation, accounting, finance, and claims.
In addition, Mr. Chaplin has served as a lecturer, trainer and panel member typically in the field of reinsurance, providing education to insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries on a variety of subjects.
Mr. Chaplin’s training activities outside of ARIAS-US include seminars for the Reinsurance Association of America, the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association and the Insurance Library Association of Boston.
While Mr. Chaplin’s major focus over time has been property and casualty insurance, he is experienced in certain specialty lines of business such as life and health insurance, professional liability, cyber and aviation.