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  • Risk Retention Groups: A Basic Overview A risk retention group (RRG) is a captive insurance company formed pursuant to the federal Liability Risk Retention Act. This article discusses some of the basics of RRGs, including differences between RRGs and other types of captives.
  • Cayman Is Transforming into an International Insurance and Reinsurance Jurisdiction With growing competition from new captive insurance domiciles, the Cayman Islands are evolving into an international insurance and reinsurance jurisdiction. This article summarizes the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman's (IMAC's) view of the transformation that is underway.
  • Reinsurance—3 Ways To Think Outside the Box As the capital markets continue to penetrate the traditional reinsurance markets, captive owners would do well to think outside the box. This article suggests ways owners might collaborate to create innovative capital market opportunities.
  • What Is a Reciprocal Insurance Company, and How Is It Taxed? A reciprocal insurance company is an arrangement through which mutual promises of the participants are exchanged with respect to their insurance risks. While not a separately incorporated company, it is characterized as an insurance company for federal tax purposes.
  • Direct Procurement Taxes: A Primer for Captives Direct procurement taxes, also known as self-procurement taxes, are imposed by many states when an insured purchases insurance from an insurer not licensed in the state. These taxes can drive up the cost associated with buying insurance from a captive. This article is a primer on direct procurement taxes and how they operate.
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Risk Retention Groups Remain Financially Stable Despite Mixed Reported Results

A review of the reported financial results of risk retention groups reveals insurers that continue to collectively provide specialized coverage to their insureds while remaining financially stable, according to the latest Demotech report on the sector. While risk retention groups have reported net income, they have also continued to maintain adequate loss reserves while increasing premium written year over year.
May 26, 2017 Read More
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Insurance in 2030: Use Scenario Planning To Plot a Course

What does insurance look like in 2030, and what should captives be concerned with? In this guide, you'll learn how to begin to answer this question through scenario planning and some of the longer-term trends that should be considered.
May 24, 2017 Read More
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Claims Handling in Captives

Owners of captive insurance companies have an opportunity to take much greater control of the claims process than with traditional insurance. When this control is exercised via a well-thought-out-and-executed process, the result will be lower costs and a more successful captive. This article discusses some of the key considerations and decision points.
May 22, 2017 Read More
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7-Step Priority Management

Accomplishing desired business outcomes, feeling like you've maximized your workday, and creating work/life balance have little to do with "time" management and more to do with "priority" management. This article outlines seven steps to start building a priority management plan to help make you more successful in achieving desired outcomes.
May 17, 2017 Read More
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Insurance in 2030: Questions for Captives To Ponder

Technology and changing demographics will instigate profound changes on risk and insurance in the future. What will insurance look like in 2030, and where do captives fit in? In this guide, you'll learn how to begin to answer this question and what are some of the trends you should consider.
May 15, 2017 Read More
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Myths of Preemployment Testing

The most common objections to using preemployment tests in the hiring process are based on myth instead of reality. This article sheds some realistic light on these myths to illuminate how integrating preemployment testing into your hiring process can increase retention and productivity, as well as decrease the likelihood of employment practices lawsuits.
May 10, 2017 Read More
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KBRA Announces New Captive Rating Service

The market for captive ratings just expanded with the announcement from Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) about its new rating option. We interviewed KBRA's insurance specialists at the KBRA home office in New York, and our Q-and-A examines this new option and how it differs from the model-driven philosophy of other credit rating agencies.
May 08, 2017 Read More
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How To Set Up a Captive Insurance Company: A 5-Step Primer

Interested in forming a captive? This how-to article explores the 5 key steps every risk manager should undertake in creating a captive. While providing the basic elements, links within the article allow you to delve deeper into most of these steps.
April 24, 2017 Read More
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Interview for Success, and Avoid the Legal Pitfalls

Anyone involved in the hiring process must understand that asking the wrong questions or making improper inquiries can lead to discrimination or wrongful discharge lawsuits, and these suits can be won or lost based on statements made during the interview process. Thus, it is important to incorporate risk management into your interviewing process to help minimize your firm's exposure to employment practices liability. This article provides practical recommendations for effective and legal interviewing.
April 19, 2017 Read More
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The Sharing Economy and the Role for Captive Insurance

The sharing economy introduces new business models and risk attributes that create unique issues for traditional property-casualty insurers. Sharing economy businesses are turning to captive insurers to fill these needs. Learn what the sharing economy is and how captives are being employed to manage the risks.
April 17, 2017 Read More
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