Articles

Key Concepts for Captive Insurance Reinsurance Contracts

October 31, 2018

We take a look at some key concepts and reinsurance contract clauses that can help minimize the likelihood of a disagreement with your reinsurers. And, should these disagreements arise, the concepts and contract wording can provide additional protection to a captive insurance company. Read More


ILS in a Nutshell and Collateral in the ILS Market

October 17, 2018

Captive.com recently caught up with a few members of Wilmington Trust's collateral team to find out about their expertise with collateral trusts and how it relates to the team's involvement in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Read on to find out about the ILS market and ILS collateral. Read More


Risk Retention Groups: An Important Segment of the Captive Industry

October 3, 2018

Risk Retention Group (RRG) comprise only 3 percent of the roughly 7,000 captive insurers now operating. This relatively small number of RRGs hides the importance of this segment of the captive industry. Many RRGs are a vital source of coverage for hundreds-even thousands-of their policyholder-owners. Read More


Adverse Risk Selection May Affect Insurers That Do Not Innovate

September 28, 2018

A significant majority of insurers understand that innovation is increasingly becoming a differentiator in the global marketplace, according to an A.M. Best survey of its rated entities. Read More


Does Your Captive Suffer from Bad Directors?

September 26, 2018

Does your captive suffer from bad directors? What are the key characteristics of a bad director, and how do you address the issue? In this article, we look at the four attributes described in the National Association of Corporate Directors article "A Field Guide to Bad Directors" and how they relate to the captive insurance industry. Read More


US-EU Covered Agreement: an Overview

September 24, 2018

Eversheds Sutherland provides us with an overview of the US-EU covered agreement. The agreement will eliminate collateral and local presence requirements for qualified US reinsurers operating in the EU insurance market, and will eliminate the requirement for collateral for qualified EU reinsurers operating in the US insurance market. Read More


Small Captive Insurance Program Exit Planning

September 4, 2018

After two consecutive losses for taxpayers involved in small captive insurance programs, some may consider exiting their small captive insurance program. Exiting a captive, however, may be time consuming and expensive. Many captive owners will need to take into account numerous issues and make some difficult decisions. Read More


AI and Captive Insurance: What Does the Future Hold?

August 27, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and captives-what does the future hold? A look at current trends in the use of AI by financial services and specifically the insurance industry. We explore how these trends may affect different segments of the captive industry. Read More