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  • What Captive Insurers Need To Know about ILS, Alternative Capital, and Reinsurance As Hurricane Irma has left its mark on Florida, and Texas continues the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey, what do these catastrophes imply for the insurance-linked securities (ILS), alternative capital, and reinsurance markets?
  • Lessons Learned from the "Avrahami" Case Much has been shared, and many lessons can be learned from "Avrahami v. Comm'r" and "Feedback Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Comm'r," 149 T.C. 7 (2017). Jeremy and Richard Colombik provide their take on the lessons learned from the case.
  • Bermuda Captive Conference Chair David Gibbons Fills in the Blanks This week, Captive.com sat down with David Gibbons, chair of the Bermuda Captive Conference, to discuss the 13th annual event, which is September 10–13 at the Fairmont Southampton Resort. Mr. Gibbons encourages Captive.com readers to register online now to avoid missing out on this paramount event.
  • How Single-Parent Captives Can Benefit from Captive Risk Pooling Many single-parent captives insure only the risks of just one or a few insureds and will be unable to achieve risk sharing. One solution involves joining a risk pool. The benefits of captive risk pooling are explained in this video by Martin Eveleigh of Atlas Insurance Management.
  • What Are the Financial Benefits of a Deductible Reimbursement Policy? An operating company may achieve immediate financial benefits by using a captive insurer to issue a deductible reimbursement policy for its high deductible retentions. The tax implications for reimbursement policies for high deductibles are explained in this video by Martin Eveleigh of Atlas Insurance Management.
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Accounting Rules Impact Captives Writing High Deductible Workers Comp Policies

Johnson Lambert has recently released a new white paper on the revisions to Statement of Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP) No. 65 regarding high deductible workers compensation policies. Any captive insurers using this type of policy need to be aware of the changes and their impact.
September 20, 2017 Read More
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Actuaries Adapt to Climate Change Using New Tools

Actuaries are rising to the challenges posed by climate change. The Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) and the forthcoming Actuaries Climate Risk Index (ACRI) were created to help actuaries address the challenges climate change has created and respond to upward trends in weather-related losses.
September 13, 2017 Read More
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What Captive Insurers Need To Know about ILS, Alternative Capital, and Reinsurance

As Hurricane Irma has left its mark on Florida, and Texas continues the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey, what do these catastrophes imply for the insurance-linked securities (ILS), alternative capital, and reinsurance markets?
September 11, 2017 Read More
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How To Optimize a Captive Insurance Company

Steve McElhiney of EWI Re, Inc., discusses a time-tested approach to optimizing a single-parent captive insurance company and overlays this approach with key success factors that may be integrated to achieve long-term economic value and superior risk control attributes.
September 06, 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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Lessons Learned from the "Avrahami" Case

Much has been shared, and many lessons can be learned from "Avrahami v. Comm'r" and "Feedback Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Comm'r," 149 T.C. 7 (2017). Jeremy and Richard Colombik provide their take on the lessons learned from the case.
August 30, 2017 Read More
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Common Myths about the Captive Insurance Industry

Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International (MSI) debunks these common captive industry myths in a Captive.com video: that all captives are tax shelters and offshore, that captives do not provide additional coverages, that captives are not a good business decision, and that only Fortune 500/1000 firms are good for captives.
August 29, 2017 Read More
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PCAOB Adopts New Standards on Unqualified Audit Opinion Disclosures

Why should captive insurers care about new accounting opinion disclosure standards for public companies? The reason is that they bring the United States into closer alignment with international accounting standards and are likely to become "best practices," even for nonpublic companies.
August 28, 2017 Read More
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What Makes a Captive Insurance Company Successful?

What makes a captive insurance company successful is understanding that it is a business, says Jeremy Colombik, president of Management Services International (MSI). In this Captive.com video, he outlines five key factors in making that business a success.
August 22, 2017 Read More
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Captive Update on the 2017 NAIC Summer Meeting

What are the key takeaways for captive insurers from the recent National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer 2017 National Meeting? Model laws for cyber security, corporate governance, financial stability, risk assessment, and triple X captives were all under discussion.
August 21, 2017 Read More
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