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Captive Insurance Makes These 11 Wishes for 2017

The editorial team, with help from others, put together a 2017 new year’s wish list for your consideration.
December 23, 2016 Read More
  Building Blocks

Captive Insurance Company Strong Risk Culture Can Be Created

Captive insurance companies and their owners/members, like commercial insurers, face an array of emerging risks. They no longer have the option of just focusing on traditional risks.
December 12, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurance Company Leaders Should Consider Audit Committee Best Practices

Most captive insurance company owners recognize the role an audit committee plays in the general good governance of their captives. However, with the increase in regulatory scrutiny of financial service firms, the importance of a competent and well-educated audit committee cannot be overstated.
December 01, 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

831(b) Captive Insurers and Advisers Face a Heavy Workload in the Next 90 Days

There is a lot to do in the next 90 days for captives and their material advisers who have made elections under 26 US Code § 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. The reporting requirements will be applicable to “[v]irtually all of the captives that have selected the 831(b) tax option,” according to John Colvin, an attorney at Colvin + Hallett and a panelist on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Captive Insurance Committee’s webinar that was held November 9, 2016.
November 11, 2016 Read More
  Cayman Islands Beach Ocean

Captive Insurance Statistics Updated for Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has updated its captive entity domicile statistics as of September 30, 2016.
October 31, 2016 Read More

Captive Insurers Have Resource for Generative Thinking Materials

One of the benefits of the large multinational reinsurers is the amount of research they produce. Captives looking for generative thinking materials for strategic discussions would be well advised to utilize this educational resource.
October 27, 2016 Read More

What Is the Role of Your Corporate Governance Specialist?

The Housing Authority Insurance Group (HAIG) is looking to hire a corporate governance specialist. HAIG includes four insurance companies and eight other organizations that serve the public housing and nonprofit housing communities. Although your captive or corporate group may not be the size of HAIG, there is much to be gleaned from the HAIG job description that details the scope of corporate governance support needed in a group captive environment.
October 24, 2016 Read More

Blockchain Technology Emerging in the Insurance Industry

In the Captive Wire newsletters from September 16, 2016, we reported on the recent meeting sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, which took place between the Bermuda Monetary Authority and 10 reinsurers in Bermuda and was facilitated by the technology consortium R3 Technologies. The meeting brought together technology, underwriting, and regulatory experts to explore ways that revolutionary distributed ledgers, based on blockchain technology, could fundamentally change their business and give Bermuda a leading role in a rapidly-evolving digital economy.
September 22, 2016 Read More
  Shaking hands

A Captive Insurer's Actuary Role Should Evolve

Aaron Hillebrandt, a consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., makes a strong case for captives viewing their actuary as a "strategic partner."
September 09, 2016 Read More
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