We take a look at some key concepts and reinsurance contract clauses that can help minimize the likelihood of a disagreement with your reinsurers. And, should these disagreements arise, the concepts and contract wording can provide additional protection to a captive insurance company.
Once just a speck on the commercial insurance market landscape, captive insurance companies have become a mainstream risk management tool. To boost understanding of captives, especially group captives, a panel of experts recently discussed a wide array of captive issues. Read on to learn more!
Risk Retention Group (RRG) comprise only 3 percent of the roughly 7,000 captive insurers now operating. This relatively small number of RRGs hides the importance of this segment of the captive industry. Many RRGs are a vital source of coverage for hundreds-even thousands-of their policyholder-owners.
Group captives are formed when a group of individuals or entities comes together to jointly own a captive insurance company. Sometimes they are sponsored by industry associations for the benefit of their members, hence the alternative name "association captive."
This primer for captive insurers on the concept of risk-based capital (RBC) describes the four basic components of RBC and how the components fit together to arrive at the ultimate ratio.