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Governance Standards Checklist for RRGs and Captives

Risk retention groups (RRGs) face some common sense but rigorous policy and governance standards that need to be incorporated in their plan of operation.
September 01, 2016 Read More
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Group Captive Signs Point Toward Growth, Young Says

Brady Young, president and chief executive officer of captive management firm Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc. (SRS), writes that management of group captives does not show signs of decline. In fact, he says, there is still growth in group captives.
June 06, 2016 Read More
Culture Matters Featured News

Captive Insurance Company Culture and Values Matter

Culture and values matter in the captive insurance industry, believes Captive.com coeditor John Salisbury, whose experience as a captive insurance company chief executive officer supports this conclusion.
June 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

Hot Topics

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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

Sunland Risk Retention Group, Inc., Rating and Organizational Structure Explored

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Sunland Risk Retention Group, Inc., has recently earned a Demotech, Inc., Financial Stability Rating (FSR) of A, Exceptional.
September 28, 2016 Read More

The 2016 Symposium on Captive Insurance in Connecticut Is Approaching

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There is still time to sign up for the 2016 Symposium on Captive Insurance in Connecticut, to be held October 12–13 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. The Symposium, hosted by the Connecticut Captive Insurance Association (CCIA), is themed "Managing Risk in the New Economy."
September 27, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Option for Oklahoma Workers Compensation Opt-Out Employers?

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What is next for the 55 employers that provided workers compensation coverage under the Oklahoma opt-out statute that has since been declared unconstitutional in a 7–2 decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court?
September 26, 2016 Read More

Dan Labrie Joins Captive.com Editorial Team

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Dan Labrie, who recently retired as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Housing Authority Insurance Group (HAI Group), has joined the editorial team of Captive.com and "Captive Wire."
September 26, 2016 Read More

Demotech, Inc., Releases Second Quarter 2016 Analysis of RRGs

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According to Demotech's Douglas Powell, the bottom line for risk retention groups (RRGs) at the conclusion of the second quarter of 2016 is "that these specialty insurers continue to exhibit financial stability."
September 23, 2016 Read More

Blockchain Technology Emerging in the Insurance Industry

In the Captive Wire newsletters from September 16, 2016, we reported on the recent meeting sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, which took place between the Bermuda Monetary Authority and 10 reinsurers in Bermuda and was facilitated by the technology consortium R3 Technologies. The meeting brought together technology, underwriting, and regulatory experts to explore ways that revolutionary distributed ledgers, based on blockchain technology, could fundamentally change their business and give Bermuda a leading role in a rapidly-evolving digital economy.
September 22, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Historical Timeline on Captive.com Is Dynamic

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A new Captive.com feature that presents the history of key developments in captive insurance as a dynamic timeline brings back memories as well as serves as an educational tool.
September 21, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Industry Brexit Implications Topic of Webinar

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Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) has scheduled a webinar, titled "Brexit and the Impact on the Captive Industry," to be held at noon (CDT) (1:00 p.m. ET) October 20, 2016.
September 21, 2016 Read More

A.M. Best Upgrades Medical Malpractice RRG Rating

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The A.M. Best Rating of Community Hospital Alternative for Risk Transfer (CHART) Risk Retention Group (RRG) has been upgraded to A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
September 20, 2016 Read More