Articles

Reinsurance Arbitration Clause Pitfalls for Captive Insurers

March 25, 2024

Almost every captive insurer purchases some type of reinsurance. The issuing reinsurer and the captive insurer enter the relationship with the best of intentions. But if disagreements happen, they will be subject to the reinsurance contract's arbitration clause, and captive insurers should seek to understand arbitration clause pitfalls. Read More


What Is the Difference between Self-Insurance and Captive Insurance?

March 19, 2024

Captive insurance is a type of self-insurance that is available to most business owners, regardless of the size of their enterprise, that offers all the benefits of a fully self-funded insurance plan while providing additional incentives and a risk management framework. Read More


A Guide to Actuarial Reports

December 11, 2023

There are numerous types of actuarial reports, and they can be as different as the actuaries who author them. This article gives guidance on which elements are required and which are a matter of style with the purpose of helping you to better understand actuarial reports. Read More


3 Important Components of a Captive Claims Handling Operation

November 22, 2023

Part of a captive insurance manager's responsibilities involves overseeing claims handling protocols for its clients. Since claims are typically the largest cost of running a captive insurer, it is important that the captive insurance manager encourage clients to consider this aspect of the captive's operations early in the formation process. Read More


RiverStone Acquires Its First Vermont Captive

November 9, 2023

RiverStone, the US insurance runoff specialist of the Fairfax insurance group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Western P&C), effective August 31, 2022. Read More


Corporate Governance and External Peer Review

November 7, 2023

In this article by Robert Walling, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, he discusses how the use of a peer review of the consulting actuary's work results in better corporate governance. Given the lack of insurance expertise on many captives' board of directors, the use of a peer review is certainly justified. Read More


5 Reasons Not To Form a Captive Insurer

September 29, 2023

There are five key questions to ask before deciding whether to form a captive insurance company. We rank the questions in order of importance and provide a road map for prospective captive owners to consider. Read More


Captive Insurance: Why or Why Not?

September 29, 2023

There are numerous factors to contemplate when deciding whether or not to form a captive insurance company. Read about some of the advantages and disadvantages of captive ownership to consider when deciding whether to form a captive insurance company or not. Read More