Types of Coverages

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Healthcare System Catastrophic Claims Costs Rising

The cost of extreme, or catastrophic, professional liability claims is increasing at a rate higher than typical self-insured claims, which are trending at 2 percent annually, according to the Aon/American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report.
October 16, 2018 Read More
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Reserve Strength Declining for US Medical Professional Liability

Fitch Ratings findings show that the US medical professional liability insurance sector experienced underwriting losses again this past year, placing more scrutiny around shrinking reserves.
October 16, 2018 Read More
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Dot Foods Seeks DOL Approval To Fund Benefits in Its Captive Insurer

Dot Foods Inc. is the latest employer to seek federal regulatory approval to use its captive insurance company to fund employee benefit risks. In a filing with the US Department of Labor (DOL), Dot Foods says it wants to use its captive insurer to reinsure voluntary accident and critical care coverages.
September 10, 2018 Read More
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Direct Workers Compensation in Captives: Its Time Has Come

Michael Maglaras, president of Michael Maglaras & Company, suggests the time has come to insure direct statutory workers compensation in captives on a nonfronted basis. This means the program is underwritten, funded, and managed directly through a captive insurer where the policy is issued directly on the captive's paper.
August 06, 2018 Read More
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A Primer on Trucking Captives

Principal and Consulting Actuary Rob Walling of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., says that trucking insurance captives are an example of a specialized industry that requires specialized care. In a number of industries and coverages in the captive insurance space, such as trucking, an actuary cannot simply dabble.
August 01, 2018 Read More
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AssureCap Advantage Captive Program Launched for Senior Care Industry

Captive insurance consultant Michael Maglaras & Company and Assurance Agency have launched the AssureCap Advantage captive program, designed to meet the insurance and risk management challenges of the senior care industry.
July 25, 2018 Read More
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Global Employee Benefit Health Plan Costs Increasing 3 Times Inflation

Based on its latest global employee benefit research findings on medical trends around the world, Mercer Marsh Benefits advises that adopting integrated health and well-being strategies underpinned by stronger digital and data capabilities will be critical in managing the rising costs of employee health benefit programs.
July 06, 2018 Read More
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Cannabis and Captive Insurance

The insurance market for the legal cannabis industry is still quite fluid, with changes happening every day. Cannabis businesses are currently unable to obtain adequate and affordable insurance protection in the market, and captive insurance may be able to provide the solution.
June 11, 2018 Read More
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Captive Innovation and the Role of Technology in Captive Formations

According to Rob Walling, principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., technology is playing an exciting role in captive innovation and formation. Captive formation is stemming from insurtech activity, such as on-demand insurance running through smart phone technology as well as from a variety of disruptive technologies.
June 06, 2018 Read More
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Business Interruption Insurance: A Basic Primer

A captive insurer should have business interruption coverage, as should its members. Editor John Foehl reviews basic questions for consideration when buying or providing coverage for business interruption insurance in this basic primer for captive insurers.
May 30, 2018 Read More
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Medical Professional Liability in Captives in 2 Parts

Two new Captive Thought Leader Videos featuring Michael Maglaras, principal, Michael Maglaras & Company, titled "Part I: Medical Professional Liability in Captives and Physician Migration" and "Part II: Medical Professional Liability in Captives and Population Management" have recently been added to the Captive.com video library.
March 23, 2018 Read More
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Group Rental Captive Insurer Launched for Towing and Recovery Industry

The first group rental captive insurer designed exclusively for the towing and recovery industry, TowCap Premier, has been launched by National Interstate Insurance Company, a leading specialty property and casualty transportation insurer.
January 18, 2018 Read More
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Funding Benefits through Captive Insurance Companies Continues To Grow

Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest employer to win federal regulatory approval to fund employee benefits through its captive insurance company. Hyatt joins roughly three dozen employers that have received US Department of Labor approval in recent years to fund employee benefit risks through their captive insurance companies.
November 15, 2017 Read More
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Global Cyber Liability and Captive Insurance

The 2017 Bermuda Captive Conference panel titled "Impact of Cyber and Emerging Technology Risks for Captive Insurers, Insurance Solutions and Latest Risk Developments" focused on various facets of the global cyber liability insurance market and how captives are being used to insure this emerging risk.
November 10, 2017 Read More
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Captives in the Construction Industry

A recent Strategic Risk Solutions webinar explored the topic of alternative risk transfer and captives in the construction industry and examined construction industry trends and competitive landscape and insurance market challenges and solutions for insuring construction risk.
October 25, 2017 Read More
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Aon/ASHRM Report Reveals Healthcare Systems Face Rising Batch Claims

The 2017–2018 report from Aon and ASHRM (American Society for Healthcare Risk Management) titled "Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis" reveals that healthcare systems can expect stable claims frequency for typical professional liability claims but warns of increased claims frequency for extremely large claims. The report also finds that batch claims are on the rise in nearly every state.
October 19, 2017 Read More
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NAIC Proposed Insurance Data Security Model Law Explained

Eversheds Sutherland explains the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) proposed Insurance Data Security Model Law that tracks language from New York's regulation. In lieu of the New York regulation's specific and nuanced requirements, the proposed model law requires licensees to determine which controls listed in the law are appropriate for them.
October 18, 2017 Read More
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A Focus on Unlocking International Employee Benefits in Captives

According to a Bermuda Captive Conference panel, financing global employee benefits in captives does not present the same bureaucracy and expense as it does in the United States. The industry can expect to see up to 200 companies with global employee benefits risk in their captives within the next few years.
October 16, 2017 Read More
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Underwriting Exposures and Cyber-Insurance Evolution Examined by Fitch

A Fitch report finds that cyber-insurance has been a profitable business line for early entrants and is a rapid growth segment, with global premium volume set to increase six- to eightfold within a decade. The report reveals challenges faced by insurers and policyholders and identifies key risks and opportunities.
October 09, 2017 Read More
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Captive Insurance Opportunities in the Transportation Industry

Recent years have been difficult for the commercial automobile insurance industry. Both frequency and severity have been escalating, while rate increases have not been sufficient to offset the climbing loss costs. Captive insurance and the alternative market can provide a flexible option for companies and groups as they respond to the industry's increasing market volatility.
September 25, 2017 Read More