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Debbie Liebeskind

Ms. Liebeskind is a senior consultant in Towers Watson's Health and Group Benefits practice and is located in the Parsippany, New Jersey, office.

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Ms. Liebeskind is a senior consultant in Towers Watson's Health and Group Benefits practice and is located in the Parsippany, New Jersey, office. She has been consulting on the design, pricing, and funding of benefit plans since 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance business. Her recent work was mainly focused on life, health, and disability plans. It ranged across broad strategy, detailed analysis, valuation, population health and captive feasibility studies, and plan administration.

She authored "A Three Bears Strategy for DOL Benefits Reinsurance Approval" in Towers Watson’s 2012 Captive Compendium; "Reducing the pain and cost of rheumatoid arthritis" in the January 2006 edition of Employee Benefit News; "The Trend Toward Demutualization" in the December 2001 edition of Benefits & Compensation Solutions; and "Demutualization process could burden benefit plans" in the October 2001 edition of Employee Benefit News. She coauthored "Validation of Employer-Focused Actuarial Model for Measuring the Economic Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" in the May 2008 edition of Journal of Health & Productivity; "Employer Benefit Design Considerations for the Era of Biotech Drugs" in the June 2007 edition of Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine; "Addressing the Hidden Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis" in the November 2005 issue of Managed Care; and "Biotech Injectable Drugs: Clinical Applications and Financial Effects" in the September 2004 issue of Biotechnology Healthcare.

Ms. Liebeskind began her consulting career at another major consulting firm following extensive work with a prominent insurer, where she gained broad experience in individual and group life product development, life and health product administration, pricing, underwriting, life sales illustrations, process redesign and implementation, asset/liability management, and project management. Ms. Liebeskind is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Chartered Financial Consultant. She is a grader for the Society of Actuaries' Decision Making and Communication Module and a member of the Professionalism Education Management Committee.

Ms. Liebeskind has a bachelor's degree in statistics from Princeton University.


Debbie Liebeskind

DOL Approval Not Necessary for Medical Stop Loss in Captives

In this video, Debbie Liebeskind of Towers Watson discusses changes to the medical stop-loss claims landscape under the Affordable Care Act and explains why putting medical stop loss into captives is an easy and efficient transaction.

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History of US Employee Benefits in Captives

Debbie Liebeskind of Towers Watson discusses the brief history of US employee benefits and captive insurance and describes some of the federal requirements for obtaining permission to use a captive for employee benefits.

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Feasibility Studies Critical When Considering Employee Benefit Programs in a Captive

Potential gains from putting employee benefits programs into a captive insurance company may be outweighed by practical concerns. In this video, Debbie Liebeskind of Towers Watson advises that feasibility studies should be undertaken to evaluate such a business decision.

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Regulatory Hurdles for Covering Benefits in Captives

In this video, Debbie Liebeskind of Towers Watson explains two key regulatory issues to resolve before covering employee benefits in captive insurance companies: approval from the captive domicile and approval from the US Department of Labor.

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Reasons To Cover Benefits in Captives

In this video, Debbie Liebeskind of Towers Watson lays out some of the primary reasons companies have for covering employee benefits in their captives, which include cash flow, interest income, and accelerated tax deductions.

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