Finance, Investments, and Accounting

When Are Premiums Paid to a Captive Insurance Company Deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes?

January 4, 2017

Generally, premiums paid for insurance are deductible for federal income tax purposes in the year paid if the policy is an annual policy and are amortized over the policy period for a multiyear policy. In addressing the question of when premiums paid to a captive insurance company are deductible for federal income tax purposes, the key determination is whether the coverage provided by the captive will be respected as insurance for federal income tax purposes. A number of factors need to be taken into account when making that determination. Read More


Captive Insurers Need To Ask Investment Managers More Meaningful Questions

November 9, 2016

Alton Cogert, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, recently posted a blog on the Strategic Asset Alliance website offering the four specific questions that will lead to a more meaningful and useful investment manager meeting. Read More


Comparing the Performance of Your Investment Manager

July 22, 2016

How does one know whether his or her portfolio has been performing well compared to those of other investment managers? Alton Cogert, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, recently posted a blog on the Strategic Asset Alliance website discussing the use of statistics to gauge the past risk adjusted performance of a portfolio versus its future performance. Read More


Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Market Explained

December 9, 2015

Captive.com recently sat down with Aaron Koch, FCAS, MAAA, a director and consulting actuary with the Insurance-Linked Securities Group, P&C Division, at Milliman to discuss this market. Read More


Five Years' Loss Data Is Minimum, Not Optimum, for Feasibility Studies

December 2, 2015

Provide actuaries with as much loss data as possible for captive feasibility studies. Read More