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5 Top Tips for Building a Board of Directors

The role of the board of directors has evolved over the last decade. Today's boards need to be more strategically focused. We offer some top tips for building your captive board from scratch or reinventing a board for a more mature captive.
February 28, 2018 Read More
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A View from the Cockpit: Systems and Controls of Good Captive Managers

Successfully managing a captive insurance company involves many functions, including financial accounting, corporate governance, underwriting and risk management, regulatory reporting, and overseeing the work of various service providers. Captive managers should have in place a system of organizational controls that provides accurate and thorough administration and reporting of these functions.
February 19, 2018 Read More
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Custody for Captive Insurers

Martin Ellis, manager of Comerica Bank’s Captive Insurance Group, says custody for captive insurers is the holding or safekeeping of a captive's financial assets in an account. Custodians' duties include (1) reporting, (2) settling trades, (3) collecting dividend and interest income, (4) handling proxy voting, and (5) Schedule D reporting.
January 22, 2018 Read More

Is Captive Insurance Right for Your Business?

Do the benefits of forming a captive insurance company exceed the costs? Jeremy Colombik, president of Management Services International, says that this boils down to educating the client of all the benefits that a captive insurance company may offer.
November 30, 2017 Read More

Risk Management Made Profitable with a Captive Insurance Company

Jeremy Colombik, president of Management Services International, says that business owners have a choice to purchase insurance coverages or not. Regardless, the risk remains. Business owners can make risk management profitable and improve their commercial insurance policies with a high deductible insurance policy that moves risk into a captive insurer.
October 16, 2017 Read More
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5 Key Attributes of Captive Managers

Captive managers are an integral part of any captive insurance program. But what are the key attributes that captive insurers and their owners should look for when evaluating and selecting a captive manager? Here are five for consideration.
October 11, 2017 Read More
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5 Questions To Ask When Considering a Captive Insurance Company

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.
October 02, 2017 Read More

Common Myths about the Captive Insurance Industry

Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International (MSI) debunks these common captive industry myths in a video: that all captives are tax shelters and offshore, that captives do not provide additional coverages, that captives are not a good business decision, and that only Fortune 500/1000 firms are good for captives.
August 29, 2017 Read More

Captive Insurance Pre-Formation and Feasibility Discussed by Panel

The Vermont Captive Insurance Association 2017 Annual Conference provided attendees with sessions from the basics to the most advanced. "Captives 101: Where the Mission Begins" was a foundational course for those new to captive insurance or those needing a refresher. Among other aspects, the session reviewed captive pre-formation and the captive feasibility processes.
August 14, 2017 Read More
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Employee Benefits in Captives: The Basics

A small but growing number of employers are tapping their captive insurance companies to fund employee benefit risks with a goal of reducing costs. This article reviews the basics, including the main drivers and the US Department of Labor approval process.
May 31, 2017 Read More
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