"Good morning, fellow captives. I'm honored to be here, and I confess I know nothing about your business."
--Helen Thomas, author and former White House bureau chief, in introductory remarks at the 35th annual Captive Insurance Companies Association conference
"I don't get overwhelmed very often, and I'm overwhelmed, though, after seeing Len's trophy. I'm suffering from trophy envy."
--Brian Donovan, president and CEO of STICO Mutual Insurance Co., and recipient of the Outstanding Captive Award, presented by CICA at its annual conference
"I'm pessimistic about the state outlook. Then I look at the federal government and say, 'Holy cow.' The tax code is 76,000 pages long, and what are they regulating: a 1.6-gallon flush, obesity laws."
--Ernst Csiszar, former South Carolina Insurance Commissioner, on the prospects of insurance regulation at the CICA conference
"I will not be out of business. I'll be right here with you. The attraction of the insurance business is becoming clearer and clearer to people not in it."
--Mark W. Hinkley, executive vice president, Odyssey Re during the CICA event
May 1, 2007
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