Captive insurers tend to rely heavily on external vendors, but those relationships can suffer due to not employing vendor management best practices. It is crucial to have effective vendor management in place because vendor performance ultimately affects the captive's performance.
There is likely to be a push by captive insurance company owners and policyholders to cover some of the risks uncovered by the pandemic. But risk and pricing are critical elements in product development, and captives need to ask if they can rate, price, and adjust these risks properly.
An actuarial analysis is typically required for companies that retain a significant dollar amount of insurance risk, usually through a self-insurance program or a large deductible program, according to Rachel Seale, consulting actuary with Milliman. The actuarial analysis can be useful when a company is considering using a captive insurance company.
Board assessments can be valuable tools in improving the performance of captive insurance company boards. This article explores reasons why board assessments might be necessary for captive insurance companies, the benefits they can offer, and options for conducting them.
As employers look to reduce losses due to employee accidents and injuries, making safety part of the organization's culture is essential. The value of making safety part of an organization's culture can be particularly apparent when companies move to captive insurance.