Finance, Investments, and Accounting
Steve McElhiney of EWI Re, Inc., discusses a time-tested approach to optimizing a single-parent captive insurance company and overlays this approach with key success factors that may be integrated to achieve long-term economic value and superior risk control attributes.
While the US Tax Court's "Avrahami" decision qualifies as a taxpayer loss, Tom Jones of McDermott Will & Emery finds positive elements to the decision. He says along the larger continuum of tax concerns relating to captives, the decision provides further clarity and should benefit larger captives.
Much has been shared, and many lessons can be learned from "Avrahami v. Comm'r" and "Feedback Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Comm'r," 149 T.C. 7 (2017). Jeremy and Richard Colombik provide their take on the lessons learned from the case.
John S. Alberici, of Alberici Corporation, discusses how ambiguities in legislation and premium taxation issues can be addressed by domiciling a captive insurer in a company's home state.
Jeremy Colombik, president of Management Services International, discusses common myths about the captive insurance industry: (1) all captives are tax shelters, (2) all captives are offshore, (3) captives do not provide additional coverages, (4) captives are not a good business decision, (5) only Fortune 500/1000 companies are good for captives.