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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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Conclusions and Random Tidbits from the 2016 World Captive Forum

The 2016 World Captive Forum just concluded. Here are a summary and random musings from the event.
February 08, 2016 Read More
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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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"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

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In Observance of Memorial Day

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Captive.com wants to take this opportunity with Memorial Day approaching to remember our fallen heroes who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
May 27, 2016 Read More

Insurance Distribution: A Peek into the Future

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One challenge for multistate group captive insurance companies, including risk retention groups, is marketing their program coverages and services.
May 27, 2016 Read More

Group Captives—Signs May Point to End of Era

End of an Era 
Over the first 5 months of 2016 we have highlighted a number of global trends that have implications for captives. Looking at the potential convergence of these factors got us thinking about why these issues may well signal the end of an era for group captives.
May 26, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance for Employee Benefits: "Pioneers" Surveyed

Charting New Territory 
It has been more than a decade since the first two companies gained prohibited transaction exemptions from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2000 and 2003. A total of 30 companies have since secured prohibited transaction exemptions, and they share their experiences in a white paper recently published by Spring Consulting Group.
May 25, 2016 Read More

Best Combined Ratio in 28 Years Reported for Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited

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The Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS) 2015 Annual Report holds great news for its North American utility members.
May 24, 2016 Read More

AEGIS Healthcare RRG Rating Affirmed

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Demotech, Inc., has affirmed the Financial Stability Rating of A (Exceptional) of AEGIS Healthcare RRG, Inc., according to a Demotech, Inc., press release.
May 23, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance and Healthcare Liability: Learn More

Medical Costs 
Excellent short videos related to captive insurance companies and healthcare liability and featuring captive expert Michael Maglaras are available on Captive.com.
May 20, 2016 Read More

NRRA Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Continuing Effort To Benefit RRGs

Gavel on Top of Legal Books 
The National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) last month filed an amicus curiae brief in the Louisiana Supreme Court in support of CPA Mutual RRG in the ongoing case of Zeigler v. Hous. Auth. of New Orleans, according to an NRRA press release.
May 19, 2016 Read More

Workers Compensation 2015 Results Analyzed by NCCI

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Captives writing workers compensation (WC) insurance can get a great overview of the WC market in this year's "State of the Line Report" published by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
May 18, 2016 Read More