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  Jeff Marchino-BevCap-SF

BevCap Management Brings on Jeff Marchino

Veteran employee benefits expert Jeff Marchino joined BevCap Management, LLC, last month as senior vice president based in McKinney, Texas.
October 09, 2019 Read More
  Anne Marie Towle-SF

Captive Insurance Executive Anne Marie Towle Named in "Women To Watch"

"Business Insurance" magazine recently announced that Hylant Global Captive Solutions Leader Anne Marie Towle is one of this year's winners of its Women to Watch awards.
October 04, 2019 Read More
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Pinnacle Adds Matthew Berglind To Head Its Marketing Communications

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., has appointed Matt Berglind to lead its marketing communications as director.
September 27, 2019 Read More
  Michael Schroeder-SF

NRRA Chairman Michael Schroeder Says RRGs Are Very Good at What They Do

Michael J. Schroeder, the current chairman of the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA), has a wide range of experience with risk retention groups and risk purchasing groups. In this article, he discusses various risk retention group (RRG) issues, including the likelihood of Congress passing legislation to expand coverages that RRGs can offer.
September 23, 2019 Read More
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Risk Strategies Hires Alternative Risk Expert Brad Gabbard

Risk Strategies recently appointed healthcare industry veteran Brad W. Gabbard, CPCU, as a senior vice president of its national healthcare practice. Mr. Gabbard brings with him significant experience in developing and administering alternative risk financing vehicles.
September 23, 2019 Read More
  Skip Myers SF

NRRA Karen Cutts Award Will Go to Robert "Skip" Myers

Robert "Skip" Myers, a managing partner at the law firm Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in Washington and long-time general counsel for the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA), will be honored next month in Chicago at NRRA's annual conference with the NRRA's 2019 Karen Cutts Achievement award.
September 19, 2019 Read More
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VCIA Adds 2 New Members to Its Board of Directors

Tracy Hassett, president and CEO of edHealth, and Jason Palmer, director of global captive practice with Willis Towers Watson, will join the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) board of directors next month.
September 17, 2019 Read More
  AaronHillebrandt-SF

Pinnacle's Aaron Hillebrandt Says Actuaries Help Improve Businesses

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Aaron Hillebrandt, a director and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. Our interview covers the changing role of actuaries and how the Casualty Actuarial Society is providing training and education for this evolution.
September 16, 2019 Read More
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North Carolina's Kait Chase Is Fascinated with RRGs and Captives

Kait Chase, risk retention group analysis manager for the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Captive Insurance Companies Division, joined the North Carolina Department of Insurance in 2016. She is responsible for the licensing and regulation of North Carolina risk retention groups (RRGs).
September 11, 2019 Read More
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Tennessee Governor Names New Commissioner of Insurance

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has named Hodgen Mainda commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, to become effective October 1. The position has been vacant for 3 months.
September 11, 2019 Read More
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Alonso Tello To Lead AXA XL's New Canada Captive Practice

AXA XL has launched a local captive practice in Canada that will be led by Alonso Y. Tello, whose appointment is part of AXA XL's continued growth to bring in top talent and expand the group's services for Canadian large commercial customers and brokers.
September 10, 2019 Read More
  Anne Marie Towle-SF

Anne Marie Towle Joins Hylant Group

Veteran captive management executive Anne Marie Towle has joined Hylant Group, Inc., a major Toledo, Ohio-based insurance broker, where, as senior vice president, she will be involved in a wide variety of captive consulting and management responsibilities.
September 09, 2019 Read More
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WTW's Paul McNiff To Grow Employee Benefits Captives

Willis Towers Watson has expanded its benefit financing team in North America with the appointment of Paul McNiff who will consult with employers in all areas of global benefit financing and, specifically, employee benefit captives.
September 05, 2019 Read More
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Austin Su To Develop AXA XL's Structured Risk Underwriting

AXA XL has named Austin Su as US underwriting lead of its structured risk solutions business to develop structured re/insurance for AXA XL's captive insurers and large corporate clients.
September 04, 2019 Read More
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Lea Riddle To Take over as NCCIA Chairman

The North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) has named Lea Riddle of McGriff Insurance Services as its chairman for 2019–2020. Mr. Riddle succeeds Leon Rives of Rives & Associates who served as chairman in 2018 and 2019.
September 03, 2019 Read More
  Steve Nedwicki-SF

Remove Impacts of Emotion and Reaction When Investing for Captives

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Stephen Nedwicki, institutional investment strategist with Comerica Bank. Our discussion focused on captive investment strategies and the outlook for investment portfolios.
August 26, 2019 Read More
  NCCIA Distinguished Service Awards 2019-SF

North Carolina Association Pays Tribute to Key Contributors to Domicile

At this year's North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) conference, the NCCIA paid tribute to important players who helped shape the captive domicile and who served on the association's board of directors.
August 23, 2019 Read More
  Ken Hawkins-SF

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Welcomes Back Ken Hawkins

Ken Hawkins has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., as a consulting actuary in the firm's Bloomington office. Mr. Hawkins returns to Pinnacle following 3 years of leading pricing and rate implementation for a regional property-casualty insurer's commercial lines products.
August 21, 2019 Read More
  Leane Rafalko-SF

Leane Rafalko Offers an Insider's Perspective on North Carolina Captives

Leane A. Rafalko, chief captive analyst for the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Captive Insurance Companies Division, discusses a wide range of issues, including the growth of North Carolina as a captive domicile, changes state lawmakers have made to North Carolina's captive statute, and the future of captive growth.
August 19, 2019 Read More
  Team Growth Strategy-SF

AXA XL Builds Up Its London Reinsurance Team

AXA XL has made three senior appointments to its London Reinsurance team, including promoting Megan Kempe and adding Nick Pascall and Conor Gaffney. All three of the new appointments will be based in London and report to Rob Littlemore, chief executive, London Reinsurance.
July 31, 2019 Read More