Captive Basics

Business Interruption Insurance: A Basic Primer

May 30, 2018

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. Read More

Contrasting Risk Retention Groups and Captive Insurance Companies

November 20, 2017

It is said that while many Risk Retention Group (RRG) are licensed under states' captive insurance company laws, not all captives are RRGs. Learn about the key contrasts of RRGs and other types of captives, including the number licensed, scope of coverage, and interest in formation. Read More

5 Questions To Ask When Considering a Captive Insurance Company

October 2, 2017

Under the right circumstances, a captive can provide myriad benefits and, increasingly, mid-to-large firms are looking to form or join a captive insurance company. Find out how captive insurance companies operate, the different types of captives, and five key questions to ask when considering whether to form a captive. Read More

What Captive Insurers Need To Know about ILS, Alternative Capital, and Reinsurance

September 11, 2017

As Hurricane Irma has left its mark on Florida, and Texas continues the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey, what do these catastrophes imply for the insurance-linked securities (ILS), alternative capital, and reinsurance markets? Read More

What Are Insurance-Linked Securities?

June 12, 2017

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are derivative or securities instruments linked to insurance risks. ILS value is influenced by an insured loss event underlying the security. This securitization model was born of efforts to develop an additional source of insurance and reinsurance capacity by transferring insurable risks to the capital markets. As the ILS market has developed, it has provided an alternative source of risk capital, most often for property catastrophe risks such as windstorm and earthquake. Read More