Types of Coverages

  MeToo Insurance-SF

Captive Insurance: Mitigating #MeToo-Related Reputational Risk

Captive insurance planning has the potential to help mitigate reputational risk as the burgeoning #MeToo movement continues to spread and more people are implicated. It is a tailored approach that could mean the difference between financial ruin and resilience.
November 06, 2019 Read More
  Links in a Chain-SF

Supply Chain Losses Averted! The Secret to Keeping Your Business Moving

No organization can anticipate every possible scenario that may affect its business. This includes supply chain risk. Find out how a captive insurance company can address supply chain risk factors and circumvent business interruptions.
October 02, 2019 Read More
  Crude Oil Spill-SF

Environmental Risks: The Perils of an "Unlikely" Loss Event

Industries such as self-storage facilities, dry cleaner chains, and real estate face environmental risks that are not obvious and are often overlooked. Middle market businesses subject to uncommon environmental risks that may lead to significant losses could benefit greatly from the cost-effective risk coverages afforded through a captive insurance company.
September 09, 2019 Read More
  Beware-SF

General Liability Trends—Captive Insurers Beware

In this synopsis of a recent Milliman white paper exploring the deterioration in general liability claims costs and the potential impact on captive insurers, we also offer some basic suggestions to captives on how to address this problem.
September 04, 2019 Read More
  New Requirements-SF

Regulators Circulating New Captive Benefit Funding Requirements

US Department of Labor (DOL) suspension of a regulatory procedure employers have used for years to get expedited DOL review of their applications to fund employee benefits through their captive insurance companies is continuing, while regulators are circulating new captive benefit funding requirements.
August 26, 2019 Read More
  Suppy Chain Principles-SF

Business Interruption and the Interconnectivity of the Supply Chain

Over the past several years, a number of independent reports have been published detailing the biggest, most egregious risks facing businesses. Whether we're talking about a "top 10" list or a "top 5," the real constant across the board was business interruption and its devastating impact. Find out how captive insurance can help.
August 21, 2019 Read More
  Workers Compensation Claim Form-SF2

Utilizing a Captive for Workers Compensation Large Deductible Programs

Workers compensation large deductible plans provide up-front premium savings for organizations. Some organizations choose to maximize the financial benefit by utilizing a captive insurance company to insure the large deductible.
August 12, 2019 Read More
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The Challenge of Harnessing Data within Healthcare Liability Captives

Breaking down claims data silos to bring various data sets together in healthcare systems requires a systematic approach, according to a panel of experts who recently spoke at the World Captive Forum.
February 21, 2019 Read More
  World Captive Forum Photo - SF

Global Employee Benefits in Captives Increasing

While only a sliver of captive insurance companies fund their parents' employee benefit risks, the number is growing as more companies understand the advantages of that approach, experts say.
February 19, 2019 Read More
  Mark Sims

Captive Insurance and Medical Stop Loss, Controlling Healthcare Costs

Mark Sims of Captive Alternatives advises that health insurance is one of an employer's biggest expenses. Many businesses are looking to use their captive insurer to help control healthcare costs. With captive insurance, the employer can prefund, into their captive, premium to cover their claims responsibility within the "specific deductible."
January 31, 2019 Read More
  Michael Maglaras-SF

Captive Insurance and Sexual Misconduct

Michael Maglaras, principal of Michael Maglaras & Company, says that we have been insuring bad behavior in the commercial insurance market and in captive insurers for many decades. In this video, Mr. Maglaras raises questions and explores ideas around sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual intimidation, and captive insurance.
January 30, 2019 Read More
  Mark Sims

Enterprise Risk Coverages and Captive Insurance

Mark Sims, vice president of business development at Captive Alternatives, LLC, says businesses want to know what type of risks they can insure inside their own captive insurance company and are often concerned about enterprise risks such as loss of a key customer, weather-related events, data breaches, or cyber attacks.
December 17, 2018 Read More
  Healthcare Costs 480x377

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
  Downward Trend-SF

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
  Emplyoyee Benefits Note - SF

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
  Michael Maglaras-SF

Has the Time Come for Direct Workers Compensation in Captives?

Michael Maglaras, principal 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
  Rob Walling

Trucking Captives 101

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
  Senior Health Care-SF

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
  Healthcare Costs 480x377

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