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Webinar: Model Audit Rule


Model Audit Rule: An Introduction to MAR and diagnosing the effectiveness of your MAR efforts



Presented by:
Dan Buttke, CPA - Baker Tilly

This presentation will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern time. 
This is a FREE webinar for all AHIA members! Non-members can join AHIA today to take advantage of this benefit.



Session Description: 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Annual Financial Reporting Model Regulation #205, commonly known as the Model Audit Rule (MAR), has been around for more than a decade, yet insurers of all sizes struggle to develop a sustainable and cost-effective MAR program. While certain elements of MAR have been implemented by insurers with minimum difficulty, creating and maintaining a cost effective and efficient program that supports management's attestation regarding internal controls (i.e., financial reporting) proves to be a challenge for many organizations. This webinar will explore common misconceptions of the MAR requirements, and include current trends, best practices and suggestions to improve your organizations MAR program. 

Learning Objectives:
Following this discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and identify the MAR requirements for management's report of internal control over financial reporting
  • Identify and assess common misconceptions and current trends in addressing the requirements for the basis for management's review and assertions
  • Explore options how to re-engineer your MAR compliance program to be more cost efficient and effective

Program Level:

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Who should attend:Individuals with involvement in insurance operations. 

Delivery Method: Interactive discussion using telephone and Internet technology.

CPE Credits: 1 credit

Speaker Bio(s):
Dan Buttke, CPA - Baker Tilly 
Dan Buttke, Senior Manager with Baker Tilly, has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to joining Baker Tilly Dan worked for a national firm. Dan specializes in providing audit and consulting services to health and P&C providers, with particular focus in statutory reporting, internal control compliance, and risk management. He has presented at a number of national and chapter conferences on topics including Model Audit Rule, ORSA, vendor risk management and the Affordable Care Act.



Please Note: If you wish to receive continuing professional education credits for participating in the discussion, you are required to register and pay the registration fees. You will also be required to answer 3 of the 4 questions asked online during the discussion to qualify for CPE credit.

Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the discussion will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the discussion. For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact AHIA at 888-ASK-AHIA (275-2442).



Continuing Professional Education Credits:
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11/15/2018 1:00 PM - 11/15/2018 2:00 PM