Types of Captives

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Risk Retention Groups: A Basic Overview

A risk retention group (RRG) is a captive insurance company formed pursuant to the federal Liability Risk Retention Act. This article discusses some of the basics of RRGs, including differences between RRGs and other types of captives.
April 12, 2017 Read More
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831(b) Micro-Captive Challenges

Currently, there is great uncertainty as to how the Internal Revenue Service's challenges to micro-captives will be resolved. With this in mind, a panel of captive insurance experts discussed ways to mitigate the challenges during last month's 2017 World Captive Forum.
February 08, 2017 Read More
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Group Captives, Cell Captives, and Risk Pooling Arrangements Guide

Multiple participant captive insurance companies can take a number of forms, such as group captives and cell captives. Learn the basics of these types of captives as well as how they sometimes share risks for various reasons.
February 01, 2017 Read More
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Top 10 Causes of US Workplace Injuries

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index includes a listing of the top 10 causes of workplace injuries ranked by the percentage of total cost of nonfatal serious injuries.
January 27, 2017 Read More
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Legitimate Captive Insurance Companies Are Not Driven by Tax Planning Strategies

Here is a message that needs to be delivered to all those involved in advising, regulating, or legislating tax policy: captive insurance companies are genuine risk management organizations that add value to their owners.
December 16, 2016 Read More
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Bermuda Responds to "Tax Haven" Charge

Tax reform is on the agenda not only in the United States but elsewhere in the world, as well. A report of Oxfam, a global antipoverty agency, has joined those calling for corporate tax reform, and the Bermuda Business Development Agency responded quickly.
December 14, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance Basics: A Guide to Rental Captive Insurers

Rental captives are but one form of a captive insurance company. A captive insurer is an insurance company that is wholly owned and controlled by its insureds; its primary purpose is to insure the risks of its owners, and its insureds benefit from the captive insurer's underwriting profits.
December 13, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance Company Strong Risk Culture Can Be Created

Captive insurance companies and their owners/members, like commercial insurers, face an array of emerging risks. They no longer have the option of just focusing on traditional risks.
December 12, 2016 Read More
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Is ORSA a Future Requirement for Captives?

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted the Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) Model Act (#505), which was effective January 1, 2015, for certain large insurers and is required for state insurance department accreditation by January 1, 2018.
December 08, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Taxation and Regulation Hot Topics Featured in December CICR

The December 2016 issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR)" looks at a current hot topic in the captive insurance community—the new ownership requirements for captives that have elected to be taxed under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code—as well as other captive insurance current concerns.
December 05, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurer Established in Connecticut Offers Look at SOBC Corp. Process

The president and CEO of SOBC Corp. explains the acquisition process for distressed insurance companies and risk retention groups.
November 30, 2016 Read More
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Workers Compensation Impact from Affordable Care Act Focus of Study

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has published a research project report that should be of interest to captive insurers that provide workers compensation coverage.
November 29, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurer Licensed To Reinsure Underground Storage Tank Owners in NJ

Founders Indemnity Group, Inc., was licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance on November 2, 2016.
November 28, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Taxation Developments Focus of Upcoming VCIA Webinar

The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) is offering a webinar titled "Captive Taxation: A Shifting World," scheduled for 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 15, 2016.
November 23, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance Industry Has Source for Workers Compensation Benchmarking Information

Results of the fourth annual "Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study," a claims management operational study, have recently been released by national medical cost containment and care management company Rising Medical Solutions.
November 21, 2016 Read More

Preferred Physicians Medical RRG Holding Company Sale Approved

The sale of PPM Services, Inc., the holding company of Preferred Physicians Medical Risk Retention Group, Inc. (PPMRRG), to NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company has been approved.
November 15, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance 2016 Forum in Cayman Previewed

When the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) hosts the 2016 Cayman Captive Forum November 29 to December 1 at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, more than 1,400 attendees are expected to take part.
November 14, 2016 Read More

831(b) Captive Insurers and Advisers Face a Heavy Workload in the Next 90 Days

There is a lot to do in the next 90 days for captives and their material advisers who have made elections under 26 US Code § 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. The reporting requirements will be applicable to “[v]irtually all of the captives that have selected the 831(b) tax option,” according to John Colvin, an attorney at Colvin + Hallett and a panelist on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Captive Insurance Committee’s webinar that was held November 9, 2016.
November 11, 2016 Read More
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IRS 70 Percent Loss Ratio for 831(b) Captive Insurers—Reasonable?

One of the sections in recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2016-66 that may be of concern to all captives, as well as commercial insurers, is the implication that an 831(b) captive with a loss and loss adjustment expense (LAE) ratio of less than 70 percent may not be an “insurance arrangement.”
November 10, 2016 Read More
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Captive Insurance: Claims Opening the Door to the Future

Michael Maglaras explains the connection between captive insurance companies underwriting medical professional liability insurance and what happens to you or me when we spend a night in a hospital bed.
November 08, 2016 Read More