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  Flat World Map

Bermuda Responds to "Tax Haven" Charge

Tax reform is on the agenda not only in the United States but elsewhere in the world, as well. A report of Oxfam, a global antipoverty agency, has joined those calling for corporate tax reform, and the Bermuda Business Development Agency responded quickly.
December 14, 2016 Read More
  New Management

Captive Insurer Established in Connecticut Offers Look at SOBC Corp. Process

The president and CEO of SOBC Corp. explains the acquisition process for distressed insurance companies and risk retention groups.
November 30, 2016 Read More
  Expand Captive Horizon

Captive Insurance Industry Looks at What Is Next for Bond Yields, Inflation

One of this editor's favorite songs is Elton John's "Where to Now St. Peter?" from the 1970 album "Tumbleweed Connection." It seems extremely apropos to the bond market after the recent election results.
November 23, 2016 Read More
  EU Flag Star

Captive Insurance Industry Brexit Implications Topic of Webinar

Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) has scheduled a webinar, titled "Brexit and the Impact on the Captive Industry," to be held at noon (CDT) (1:00 p.m. ET) October 20, 2016.
September 21, 2016 Read More
  Caution

Captive Insurers Beware: Pricing Erosion Spreads to Workers Compensation

The last truly hard market in commercial lines was 13 years ago, more than 4 years longer than the average soft market cycle length of 9 years. What began in the commercial property markets and then spread to casualty lines now seems to have claimed workers compensation as well.
September 16, 2016 Read More
  CICR

Captive Insurance Emerging Issues Focus of September CICR

The lead article in the September 2016 issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" provides a firsthand look into how the expanding use of telemedicine works across state lines and the complexities associated with the multiple layers of regulation.
September 07, 2016 Read More
  Company Rating

Reinsurance Marketplace Trends at VCIA 2016 Conference

Attendees at the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) 2016 Annual Conference next week (August 9–11) in Burlington, Vermont, will have the opportunity to hear a presentation on “Reinsurance Marketplace Trends.” Steve McElhiney, the president of EWI Re, Inc., and a past chairman of VCIA, will provide his first-hand insights about the changes and current state of the reinsurance market. The session is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10.
August 02, 2016 Read More
  CICR

U.S. District Court Analysis and Marsh Captive Benchmarking Report Highlighted in July CICR

The lead article in the July issue of the Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR) provides an analysis of a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. It details why the court concluded that the net income of a nonprofit self-insurance pool in Washington state was not exempt from federal taxation, either under the doctrine of implied state government immunity or under section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code. The analysis was prepared by the Sutherland Asbill & Brennan tax department.
July 05, 2016 Read More
  British House of Lords

European Union Withdrawal Process Explained in Report

It is easy to be confused by the discussion and politics of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. In May 2016 the British House of Lords European Union Committee published an excellent report that may help clear up the confusion.
June 27, 2016 Read More
  Exit Sign

Captive Insurance Domiciles Bermuda, Gibraltar Brexit Impact Described

Bermuda, the world's largest captive insurance domicile, will not be adversely impacted by Britain's June 23, 2016, vote to leave the European Union (EU). The exit will, however, have a negative impact on Gibraltar-domiciled captives writing in the EU.
June 24, 2016 Read More
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