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  • Capstone Part 2: Commentary on "Reserve Mechanical" Policy Pricing Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., focuses on policy pricing in its second follow-up commentary about the "Reserve Mech. Corp. v. Commissioner" case.
  • Captive Insurer Tax Challenges Stewart Feldman, CEO of Capstone Associated Services, says that captive insurance taxation issues concern three areas: 1) risk transfer, 2) risk distribution, and 3) common notions of insurance. For a captive, the focus should be on the insurance aspects of the transaction with the financial and tax aspects being secondary.
  • Parametric Insurance: A New Spin on an Old Product Parametric insurance is not an indemnification product. Instead, parametric insurance is a coverage where a benefit payable is determined in advance of the policy purchase by estimating the loss as accurately as possible, subject to certain conditions being satisfied. The policy cost is based on a predetermined trigger.
  • Capstone: "Does Captive Insurance Exist after the 'Reserve' Decision?" Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., provides additional commentary about the Reserve Mech. Corp. v. Commissioner case in a piece titled, "Does Captive Insurance Exist after the 'Reserve' Decision?"
  • Vermont's Captive Conference Is Part of a Thoughtfully Woven Tapestry Captive.com recently crossed paths with Rich Smith, president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), to discuss its annual captive conference, happening August 7–9 in Burlington, Vermont. True to this year's conference theme, "Where the Captive World Comes to Meet!" VCIA will host 1,100 people from all over the world.
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What's Your Captive's Cyber-Security Risk Profile?

Cyber-security threats continue to grow. What's your captive's cyber-security risk profile? Developing a risk profile provides your captive with a clear illustration of the threats it faces and enables you to begin a proactive process to counter these risks.
July 18, 2018 Read More
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Parallel Cloud Computing: Making Massive Actuarial Risk Analysis Possible

Machine learning is spreading quickly across many industries, including the insurance sector with applications in actuarial analysis, and is showing promising results for making better predictions and automating manual tasks. Advances in cloud computing provide the ability to speed up the time it takes to do so.
July 16, 2018 Read More
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Capstone Part 2: Commentary on "Reserve Mechanical" Policy Pricing

Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., focuses on policy pricing in its second follow-up commentary about the "Reserve Mech. Corp. v. Commissioner" case.
July 11, 2018 Read More
  Stewart Feldman

Captive Insurer Tax Challenges

Stewart Feldman, CEO of Capstone Associated Services, says that captive insurance taxation issues concern three areas: 1) risk transfer, 2) risk distribution, and 3) common notions of insurance. For a captive, the focus should be on the insurance aspects of the transaction with the financial and tax aspects being secondary.
July 11, 2018 Read More
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Parametric Insurance: A New Spin on an Old Product

Parametric insurance is not an indemnification product. Instead, parametric insurance is a coverage where a benefit payable is determined in advance of the policy purchase by estimating the loss as accurately as possible, subject to certain conditions being satisfied. The policy cost is based on a predetermined trigger.
July 09, 2018 Read More
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Data Analytics for Captive Insurers—Key Considerations

Data analytics and predictive modeling continue to evolve. Captive insurers are advised to understand the concepts and costs involved. Data analytics can help optimize the captive's risk appetite and risk portfolio.
July 02, 2018 Read More
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Capstone: "Does Captive Insurance Exist after the 'Reserve' Decision?"

Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., provides additional commentary about the Reserve Mech. Corp. v. Commissioner case in a piece titled, "Does Captive Insurance Exist after the 'Reserve' Decision?"
June 28, 2018 Read More
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Vermont's Captive Conference Is Part of a Thoughtfully Woven Tapestry

Captive.com recently crossed paths with Rich Smith, president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), to discuss its annual captive conference, happening August 7–9 in Burlington, Vermont. True to this year's conference theme, "Where the Captive World Comes to Meet!" VCIA will host 1,100 people from all over the world.
June 27, 2018 Read More
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You Own a Captive Insurance Company, Now What?

It is important that new captive owners know what to expect from their captive manager to ensure the captive insurance company is running in a profitable manner and in full compliance with the chosen captive domicile's laws and regulations.
June 25, 2018 Read More
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Captive Insurance Risk Pooling Explained

According to Bruce Wright of Eversheds Sutherland, risk pools in captives allow organizations to spread risk and provide for a tax benefit. Risk pools provide unrelated risk to a captive insurer so the parent corporation can take a deduction for premium paid to the captive using insurance accounting.
June 20, 2018 Read More
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