Articles

Why Captives Need To Focus on Culture When Considering Governance

August 27, 2019

In this thought piece on captives' corporate culture and its impact on good governance, we explore why it is important, whether it is possible to measure, and how a risk management framework can be employed to help quantify corporate culture. Read More


Remove Impacts of Emotion and Reaction When Investing for Captives

August 26, 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Stephen Nedwicki, institutional investment strategist with Comerica Bank. Our discussion focused on captive investment strategies and the outlook for investment portfolios. Read More


Business Interruption and the Interconnectivity of the Supply Chain

August 21, 2019

Over the past several years, a number of independent reports have been published detailing the biggest, most egregious risks facing businesses. Whether we're talking about a "top 10" list or a "top 5," the real constant across the board was business interruption and its devastating impact. Find out how captive insurance can help. Read More


3 Key Components to Managing a Successful Captive

August 14, 2019

There are many different components involved in running a captive insurance company. While completing audits, filing tax returns, and tending to other regulatory compliance items are important, a captive insurer should also consider other key components to ensure its success. Read More


Utilizing a Captive for Workers Compensation Large Deductible Programs

August 12, 2019

Workers compensation large deductible plans provide up-front premium savings for organizations. Some organizations choose to maximize the financial benefit by utilizing a captive insurance company to insure the large deductible. Read More


5 Reasons Not To Form a Captive Insurer

August 5, 2019

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


3 Issues That Potentially Threaten Captive Insurers

July 8, 2019

Captive boards should be vigilant about surveying the environment to identify threats. Early identification and discussion around such matters can help a captive board determine whether future study and/or action is advisable or if the board will add the item to a watch list to be monitored. Read More


Your 6-Step Plan to Captive Optimization

July 3, 2019

Routine maintenance on your captive insurance company is important, just like it is on your car. To gain a holistic view of your captive's performance and evaluate the need for change, captive owners should ask themselves these 6 questions when they are seeking to optimize their captive. Read More