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Captive Insurance Talent War

The captive insurance industry must become more proactive in attracting young people into its ranks to secure its future.
March 15, 2016 Read More
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Captive Corporate Governance—The Case for Independent Directors

Captive corporate governance, including the use of independent directors, was the subject of a World Captive Forum workshop.
February 04, 2016 Read More
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Reinsurance Market Report 2016

Michael Woodroffe provides an overview of the reinsurance marketplace as of the beginning of 2016.
February 03, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance Boards Can Benefit from NAIC Capital Markets Special Reports

Since investment portfolios comprise one of the largest assets on the balance sheet of any captive, it is an area that deserves special attention at any captive board meeting.
February 24, 2016 Read More

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"Insurance Risk" Defined by IRS

Internal Revenue Service ruling specifies types of coverage that do not qualify as insurance risk for determining tax-deductibility of premiums paid to a captive insurer.
March 07, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance Again on IRS List

The year may have changed, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) preoccupation with captives as potential abusive tax shelters remains the same.
February 25, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurers' Use of Swing-Rated Reinsurance Contracts Focus of SCCIA Webinar

The use of swing-rated reinsurance contracts by captive insurance companies, including actuarial, accounting, and regulatory implications, was the focus of a March 3, 2016, webinar hosted by the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA).
March 04, 2016 Read More

Recent News

Failure Matters as Much as Success: A Captive Start-Up Journey

Captive Journey 
Those in the captive insurance community who may be down and out because of "failure" in starting or operating a captive insurance company will find encouragement in Captive.com coeditor John Salisbury's personal story.
April 29, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Industry Thought Leader Videos Available on Captive.com

Learning More 
Those considering forming a captive insurance company—as well as seasoned captive board members, executives, managers, and staff—can find an excellent resource in Captive.com's "Captive Thought Leader Videos."
April 28, 2016 Read More

Cyber-Risk Awareness for Insurers Focus of IAIS Issues Paper

Cybersecurity 
In an effort to raise awareness for insurers and supervisors of the challenges presented by cyber-risk, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has published and is seeking public comment on a draft "Issues Paper on Cyber Risk to the Insurance Sector."
April 27, 2016 Read More

Cayman Islands Moving Forward with Insurance Division Head Search

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CNSBusiness reported in an April 25, 2016, article that a number of its Cayman insurance industry readers are concerned that the Insurance Division is "… being neglected by CIMA [Cayman Islands Monetary Authority]...."
April 26, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurers Need Independent, Experienced Directors, Article Says

Board of Directors 
An article written by Andrew J. Barile that appeared recently in "Risk Management Monitor," the official blog of "Risk Management" magazine, explains the increased need for captive insurers to have board members who are independent and experienced in insurance.
April 26, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Actions and Financial Statement Noted in NAIC Annual Report

Cyberrisk 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has issued its 2015 Annual Report, titled "To Serve & Protect in the Digital Age."
April 25, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Industry Should Pay Attention to FinTech

Digital Future 
Almost 40 years ago, captive insurers began as a new business model that disrupted the traditional commercial insurance markets.
April 22, 2016 Read More

Medical Stop Loss Captive Insurance Use Growing, QBE Report Shows

Doctors Surgeons 
A recent white paper published by QBE North America discusses the increased use of medical stop loss captives by companies that self-fund their employee health insurance plans.
April 21, 2016 Read More

RIMS Hosts 214 University Students at Its Annual Conference

Temple Students RIMS 
A total of 214 students majoring in risk management and insurance attend the RIMS annual conference to learn, network, and compete.
April 20, 2016 Read More