Articles

3 Important Components of a Captive Claims Handling Operation

June 26, 2019

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


Captive Insurance: Why or Why Not?

June 10, 2019

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


New Guide Emphasizes Importance of Independent Directors for Captives

June 7, 2019

While not legally required in every captive domicile, having an independent board of directors can serve several important roles for captive insurance companies, according to a new analysis. Read More


ERM Basics for Group Captives

June 5, 2019

In this primer for how group captives can begin the enterprise risk management (ERM) process and develop the necessary expertise, we explore why the board should have an ERM committee as well as its responsibilities and charter. Read More


How the United States Became Home to More Captives Than Any Other Country

May 29, 2019

When Vermont lawmakers passed legislation in 1981 to allow captive insurance companies to be set up in the state, they did something unique for a US state: authorize a captive domicile that would compete with Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, the world's biggest domiciles. Now close to 3 dozen US states permit the formation of captives. Read More


Key Issues for Micro-Captives during an IRS Audit

May 22, 2019

The current state of the law regarding captives in the US Tax Court is important for micro-captive owners as they consider what approach to take going forward. A thorough review of the captive program can help establish an informed basis for decision-making both before and during an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit. Read More


How Do Captive Insurers Use Reinsurance?

May 20, 2019

A captive is an insurance or reinsurance company set up exclusively to insure or reinsure the risks of the group to which it belongs. A captive insurer may operate as a direct insurer or a reinsurer. Read on to find out more about how captive insurers use reinsurance. Read More


Key Accounting Issues for Cell Captives

May 15, 2019

We provide a review and analysis of the latest white paper from Johnson Lambert and Spring Consulting Group on cell captives. Our review highlights some of the key concepts from the report and offers guidance on what to look for. Read More