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Five Steps for Onboarding New Directors

Director turnover is accelerating in the captive insurance industry. What are the key steps you can take to onboard new directors? We'll explore these ideas in detail and provide our own commentary.
June 18, 2018 Read More
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3 Thoughts for Captive Boards and Management To Consider

Does your captive board practice strategic visioning or generative thinking as part of its normal meeting? Do you have trouble identifying topics to use in these discussions? Here are 3 thoughts that might warrant further exploration by your board and management team as part of this process.
May 23, 2018 Read More
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Strategy and Risk: 5 Key Questions for Captive Insurers

One of the major roles that a captive insurer's board of directors fills is setting the correct strategy and risk profile for the entity. But many boards struggle with this responsibility. Our 5 key questions can help your board get a better understanding of how to deal with these issues.
April 18, 2018 Read More
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Captive Insurer Boards and Blockchain Technology

Digital disruption takes on many forms, making it a formidable risk area to be added to any boardroom discussion. We summarize a recent article that appeared on the National Association of Corporate Directors website on why blockchain technology needs to be addressed by board members.
February 07, 2018 Read More
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NACD Publishes "2018 Governance Outlook"

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released its white paper on the "2018 Governance Outlook." While the paper is targeted at board members of publicly traded corporations, several of the monographs are germane to the governance of captive insurers as well. We'll look at some of the highlights of interest to captives.
January 17, 2018 Read More
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IAIS Releases Consultation Paper on Systemic Risk

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has released a consultation paper regarding systemic risk in the insurance industry. The IAIS is seeking input on the paper by market participants by February 15, 2018. We provide a summary of the paper and argue that captive insurers should provide responses.
January 03, 2018 Read More
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5 Key Pillars of Captive Insurer Corporate Governance

As a captive owner or board director, what are the primary components of captive corporate governance? In this article, we look at five key pillars of corporate governance and provide a brief description of each facet.
November 01, 2017 Read More
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Corporate Governance and External Peer Review

In this article by Robert Walling, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, he discusses how the use of a peer review of the consulting actuary's work results in better corporate governance. Given the lack of insurance expertise on many captives' board of directors, the use of a peer review is certainly justified.
October 18, 2017 Read More
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A Captive Insurer Template for Corporate Governance Standards

The focus on corporate governance standards continues to receive both political and regulatory attention. As a captive board member or senior management, does your captive insurer meet the requirements set forth in the Corporate Governance Model of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners? We outline a practical exercise for your board to consider.
September 01, 2017 Read More
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Is Affordable Pricing an Impediment in Your Captive's Mission Statement?

Captive insurer mission statements are intended to be living, dynamic documents. Too often, they are crafted during the captive's start-up phase and then forgotten. Most captive mission statements contain references to affordable pricing. Given the ongoing market conditions, it may be time to remove this reference and refresh your mission statement.
July 17, 2017 Read More
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