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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:
Automobile Warranty Underwriting, 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, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Property Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Toxic Tort Claims, Workers Compensation Claims, Accounting, Commutations, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, 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:
    <li>Member of Guy Carpenter Contract Wording Committee
    <li>Member of BRMA Contract Wording Committee
    <li>RAA Instructor – Reinsurance Fundamentals; Reinsurance Structures
    <li>IRUA Instructor - Reinsurance Accounting; Reinsurance Contracts; Forms of Proportional and Non-Proportional Reinsurance
    <li>Instructor for Insurance Library Association of Boston (ILAB) - Introduction to 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: 17 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 17 years. Founder/CEO of Reinsurance Consulting Firm
Breakdown of Experience
  • Workers' Compensation
    15%
  • Asbestos
    15%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    10%
  • Product Liability
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Accident & Health
    10%
  • Aviation
    5%
  • Personal Lines
    5%
  • Finite
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    5%
  • Lloyd's
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • International
    2%
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 18
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.
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