Rachel Giani

Rachel Giani

Senior Vice President, General Counsel


Rachel Giani recently joined the company as a Senior Vice President and General Counsel and has been practicing insurance regulatory and corporate law for 15 years. She has extensive background in insurance company M&A, investment issues, and corporate governance, with experience both in private practice and as a regulator.  Prior to joining Continental, she worked at Winstead PC and served as outside counsel to a diverse group of clients. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of Financial Counsel at the Texas Department of Insurance. For much of her time as an attorney, Ms. Giani has been involved in developing and implementing the legal framework that governs insurance companies. She holds a B.A. and a J.D from the University of Texas and was licensed to practice law in 2007.


W. Travis Simpson, FLMI

W. Travis Simpson, FLMI

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


W. Travis Simpson has been with the company for 25 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has over 25 years of insurance experience with a focus in long-term care, life, annuity, and other health related products. In support of these product lines, Mr. Simpson has managed various areas which include new business, underwriting, customer service, claims, information technology, compliance, premium accounting, commissions, agent licensing, and mail services. Mr. Simpson previously served as Vice President of Operations. Prior to Continental, he served as Assistant Vice President of Operations for Cigna Supplemental Benefits. Prior to joining Cigna Supplemental Benefits, Mr. Simpson served as Divisional Assistant Vice President of Operations for Great American Supplemental Benefits Group. He holds a Fellow, Life Management Institute from the Life Office Management Association.


Thomas E. Pyle, ASA, MAAA

Thomas E. Pyle, ASA, MAAA

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, and Chief Risk Officer


Thomas E. Pyle has been with Continental LTC Inc. (formerly Great American Supplemental Benefits Group) for 13 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Pyle has over 19 years of actuarial experience with an emphasis in long-term care and Medicare Supplement insurance. Prior to joining Continental, he was a Senior Consulting Actuary at Allen Bailey & Associates from 2009 to 2016 and a valuation actuary for Great American Supplement Benefits Group from 2002 to 2009, where he served as the appointed actuary for United Teacher Associates Insurance Company and Loyal American Life Insurance Company in 2008. Mr. Pyle began his career as an actuary at the Ceres Group from 2000 to 2002. He has been an Associate of the Society of Actuaries since 2006 and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries since 2007. Mr. Pyle holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri.


Janet K. Ward

Janet K. Ward

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Janet Ward has been with Continental LTC Inc. (formerly Great American Financial Services) for 10 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Ward has over 20 years of insurance financial reporting experience with long-term care, life, annuity, and other health related products, including financial reporting, planning and forecasting on a statutory and GAAP basis. Prior to joining Continental, Mrs. Ward served as Director of Accounting for Cigna Supplemental Benefits with responsibility for financial reporting, planning and analysis. Prior to joining Cigna Supplemental Benefits, Mrs. Ward served as Divisional Assistant Vice President of Financial Reporting for Great American Supplemental Benefits Group. She holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas – Austin.