There are many benefits to belonging to a captive association if you are involved in the captive insurance market. Utah is fortunate to serve as the domicile of choice for a major segment of the captive insurance company community. The Utah Captive Insurance Association (UCIA) has supported and served the captive insurance industry as legislative and regulatory concerns continue to surface.

The UCIA has been sought out by various industry groups over the years to operate as thought leaders on current and critical issues facing the industry. Over the last year, recent issues surrounding captive insurance companies have led to the UCIA becoming even more important in regards to lobbying, networking, and education to protect the captive market.

One of UCIA’s primary objectives is to further industry opportunities and provide educational forums for its members – including captive insurance companies, captive owners and service providers. To better address and meet the needs of its members the UCIA has recently re-organized their leadership, including a complete board and officers representing every facet of the captive industry – owners, managers, auditors, actuaries, and former regulators.

In May, the UCIA will host the renowned Western Region Captive Insurance Conference (WRCIC) here in Salt Lake City. The speakers and panelists are experts and their topics in regard to captives are timely. In addition, the opportunities to network and collaborate are abundant. For more information about registration, lodging, and program details, click here.

As a UCIA member you can receive a $150 discount on registration for the WRCIC. Membership forms and details are on the UCIA web site at

The new board of directors and officers of the UCIA are as follows:


Officers –

CB Batts, President (Owner)

Ross Elliott, VP (Independent captive consultant and former Utah Captive Insurance Director)

Martha Hayes, Treasurer (CPA, service provider)

Brandy Alderson, Secretary (Captive manager)


Board & Committees –

Ken Avery (Captive manager)

Bob Barker (Owner & Captive manager)

David Broadbent (Owner)

Richard Ence (Owner)

Scott Garduno (Actuary, service provider)

Mark Farmer (Owner)

Everett Smith (Owner)



  • CB Batts – Chair
  • Ken Avery
  • Everett Smith



  • Ross Elliott – Chair
  • Bob Barker
  • David Broadbent



  • Martha Hayes – Chair



  • Brandy Alderson – Chair
  • Richard Ence
  • Mark Farmer
  • Scott Garduno

For more information on how captive insurance can benefit your business, contact Martha Hayes today.