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Captive Update on the 2017 NAIC Summer Meeting

What are the key takeaways for captive insurers from the recent National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer 2017 National Meeting? Model laws for cyber security, corporate governance, financial stability, risk assessment, and triple X captives were all under discussion.
August 21, 2017 Read More
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Bermuda Captive Conference Chair David Gibbons Fills in the Blanks

This week, sat down with David Gibbons, chair of the Bermuda Captive Conference, to discuss the 13th annual event, which is September 10–13 at the Fairmont Southampton Resort. Mr. Gibbons encourages readers to register online now to avoid missing out on this paramount event.
August 17, 2017 Read More
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The Emotional Intelligence Competencies of an Effective Leader

Understanding the difference between leading and managing is understanding the difference between winning and losing in cutthroat markets. Pure managers make the system work, but leaders make things happen. They make the people around them better. Effective leaders should pay attention to and work to master key emotional intelligence competencies.
August 16, 2017 Read More
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How Single-Parent Captives Can Benefit from Captive Risk Pooling

Many single-parent captives insure only the risks of just one or a few insureds and will be unable to achieve risk sharing. One solution involves joining a risk pool. The benefits of captive risk pooling are explained in this video by Martin Eveleigh of Atlas Insurance Management.
August 14, 2017 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

NAIC Model Law Requirements Will Most Greatly Affect Smaller Insurers

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The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity Working Group approved the "Insurance Data Security Model Law," which, if approved by the NAIC Executive Committee, will promote more rigorous cyber risk management practices in the US insurance market. Concurrently, it will add to insurers' compliance costs and associated risks of penalties for compliance violations.
August 21, 2017 Read More

Delaware's Captive Insurance Program Dedicated to Excellence

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Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro recently announced that the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) has designated the Delaware Insurance Department Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance Products as an ICCIE Trained Organization. Delaware is one of only two states that has applied for and received this recognition.
August 18, 2017 Read More

First Half of 2017: Biggest Catastrophe Losses Come from US Thunderstorms

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According to the Swiss Re preliminary sigma estimates, global total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2017 were $44 billion. Severe thunderstorms in the United States resulted in the largest catastrophe losses, with overall US insured losses totaling $23 billion.
August 18, 2017 Read More

Willis Towers Watson Appoints Susan Lane To Drive Captive Business

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As part of its Global Captive Practice, Willis Towers Watson has appointed Susan Lane as its director, consulting and development for North America, and senior captive consultant. She joins Willis Towers Watson from Tokio Solution Management, where she was co-chief executive officer.
August 17, 2017 Read More

Vermont Provides Most Current Captive Insurance Figures at VCIA Conference

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Vermont's most current captive insurance figures were outlined by Sandy Bigglestone, State of Vermont director of captive insurance, during a "Hot Topics" panel held August 10 at the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) 2017 Annual Conference. Vermont's numbers make it the leading captive domicile in the United States.
August 16, 2017 Read More

Attendees Will Peer into the Future of Insurance at NRRA Conference

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Register now for the 2017 National Risk Retention Association Conference, happening September 26–28 in Chicago. At "Business to Business: The NRRA Edge," attendees will find out how to solve today's pressing issues and develop solutions for tomorrow's problems.
August 15, 2017 Read More

Vermont Agency Captive Insurance Law Details Revealed

2017 VCIA agency captives panelists: Jesse Crary, Bob Gagliardi, Peter J. McDougall 
Vermont's captive bill (H.85), signed into law May 1, added agency captives to the types of captives that can be formed in the state. An agency captive is a reinsurance company formed/owned by an insurance agency or brokerage to provide reinsurance to its insured clients.
August 15, 2017 Read More

Captive Insurance Pre-Formation and Feasibility Discussed by Panel 
The Vermont Captive Insurance Association 2017 Annual Conference provided attendees with sessions from the basics to the most advanced. "Captives 101: Where the Mission Begins" was a foundational course for those new to captive insurance or those needing a refresher. Among other aspects, the session reviewed captive pre-formation and the captive feasibility processes.
August 14, 2017 Read More

MSI's Jeremy Colombik To Speak on Captive Benefits at NCCIA Conference

The North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) will host its third annual Captive Insurance Conference on August 21–23. Over 200 captive industry professionals are expected to attend. NCCIA board chairman Jeremy Colombik, of Management Services International, will participate in a panel on maximizing the benefits of captive ownership.
August 11, 2017 Read More