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  • Tom Hebson—Captive Insurance Person of Interest As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Tom Hebson. He talks about how his career evolved, the state of the workers compensation markets, and trends captive insurers should be watching.
  • Why Letters of Credit Are the Most Popular Option for Captive Insurers Martin Ellis, manager of Comerica Bank's Captive Insurance Group, explains why letters of credit (LOCs) are the most popular collateral option for captive insurers. An LOC is a simple one-page document that is universally accepted and governed by international customs and practices.
  • Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Small Captive Insurance Companies? The end of 2017 delivered uncertain tidings concerning what effect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would have on the captive insurance industry. While the law affects larger captive insurers, changes are less significant for smaller captives. Management Services International provides its view on the tax law and small captive insurance companies.
  • NAIC Roundup: Looking Back, Looking Ahead Look back at the changes the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) implemented in 2017, courtesy of Johnson Lambert LLP, and then look forward, based on the NAIC's recently released strategic plan.
  • Connecticut's Captive Insurance Solution to Crumbling Home Foundations The state of Connecticut has decided to provide $100 million to fund a captive insurer that will insure the replacement or repair of residential foundations damaged by the high level of pyrrhotite in the concrete. The National Risk Retention Association's chairman, Dan Labrie, provides further details.
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Tom Hebson—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Tom Hebson. He talks about how his career evolved, the state of the workers compensation markets, and trends captive insurers should be watching.
February 21, 2018 Read More
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Why Letters of Credit Are the Most Popular Option for Captive Insurers

Martin Ellis, manager of Comerica Bank's Captive Insurance Group, explains why letters of credit (LOCs) are the most popular collateral option for captive insurers. An LOC is a simple one-page document that is universally accepted and governed by international customs and practices.
February 20, 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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Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Small Captive Insurance Companies?

The end of 2017 delivered uncertain tidings concerning what effect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would have on the captive insurance industry. While the law affects larger captive insurers, changes are less significant for smaller captives. Management Services International provides its view on the tax law and small captive insurance companies.
February 16, 2018 Read More
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NAIC Roundup: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Look back at the changes the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) implemented in 2017, courtesy of Johnson Lambert LLP, and then look forward, based on the NAIC's recently released strategic plan.
February 14, 2018 Read More
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Connecticut's Captive Insurance Solution to Crumbling Home Foundations

The state of Connecticut has decided to provide $100 million to fund a captive insurer that will insure the replacement or repair of residential foundations damaged by the high level of pyrrhotite in the concrete. The National Risk Retention Association's chairman, Dan Labrie, provides further details.
February 12, 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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Common Blind Spots When Hiring New Employees

You may not realize that your hiring managers have blind spots when hiring new employees for job openings. It is important to identify these blind spots, though, because a hiring decision based on subjective opinion could set your company back and prove costly.
February 05, 2018 Read More
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Brady Young—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Brady Young. Read his comments on how Strategic Risk Solutions was founded and his thoughts on captives in Europe and Asia and the acquisition of talent.
January 31, 2018 Read More
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Healthcare Captive Insurance: Claims Opening the Door to the Future

Healthcare captive insurers underwriting medical professional and general liability for acute care facilities, physician practices, managed care organizations, and other healthcare services providers have a long history of managing and adjusting claims. In this article, Michael Maglaras discusses basic elements of a good internalized healthcare provider-owned captive claims management process.
January 29, 2018 Read More
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