Captive board members should understand several key concepts. Chief among them is liquidity and how it impacts their captive. This article provides a basic primer on liquidity for both new and seasoned board members.
Are captive insurers participating in the innovation and productivity changes reshaping the insurance industry? We discuss some recent trends and look at three key technologies impacting the insurance industry.
Cyber-security threats continue to grow. What's your captive's cyber-security risk profile? Developing a risk profile provides your captive with a clear illustration of the threats it faces and enables you to begin a proactive process to counter these risks.
Machine learning is spreading quickly across many industries, including the insurance sector with applications in actuarial analysis, and is showing promising results for making better predictions and automating manual tasks. Advances in cloud computing provide the ability to speed up the time it takes to do so.
Parametric coverage is not an indemnification product. Instead, with parametric coverage, a benefit payable is determined in advance of the policy purchase by estimating the loss as accurately as possible, subject to certain conditions being satisfied. The policy cost is based on a predetermined trigger.
Data analytics and predictive modeling continue to evolve. Captive insurers are advised to understand the concepts and costs involved. Data analytics can help optimize the captive's risk appetite and risk portfolio.
It is important that new captive owners know what to expect from their captive manager to ensure the captive insurance company is running in a profitable manner and in full compliance with the chosen captive domicile's laws and regulations.
The insurance market for the legal cannabis industry is still quite fluid, with changes happening every day. Cannabis businesses are currently unable to obtain adequate and affordable insurance protection in the market, and captive insurance may be able to provide the solution.