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What To Include in a Captive Insurer's Claims Handling Procedures

A captive insurer's claims handling procedures should discuss all stages that are in the life cycle of a claim, according to Lynn Sheils, senior vice president and general counsel of EWI Reinsurance. Stages include how the notice will be handled, investigation standards, coverage evaluation, reserving approach, and claim closure philosophy.
October 01, 2018 Read More
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FinTech and Captive Insurance Revisited

How has FinTech impacted captive insurers? We look at key trends and changes reshaping the industry, including blockchain. The good news is that some captives are embracing this new future.
September 17, 2018 Read More
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AI and Captive Insurance—What Does the Future Hold?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and captives—what does the future hold? A look at current trends in the use of AI by financial services and specifically the insurance industry. We explore how these trends may affect different segments of the captive industry.
August 27, 2018 Read More
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Captive Insurers Should Review Their Risks at Least Every 5 Years

According to Karin Landry, a managing partner with Spring Consulting Group LLC in Boston, after captive insurance companies are set up, their parents should periodically review the risks their captives are covering. At a minimum, this assessment should be every 5 years and, in some cases, more frequently.
August 14, 2018 Read More
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Innovation and Productivity in Captive Insurers

Are captive insurers participating in the innovation and productivity changes reshaping the insurance industry? We discuss some recent trends and look at three key technologies impacting the insurance industry.
July 25, 2018 Read More
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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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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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Watch Out for this Captive Insurance Claims Handling Pitfall

Lynn Sheils, general counsel of EWI Reinsurance, warns that the most obvious pitfall a captive management team can run into is paying claims that are not covered under the captive policy. There is often an overlap of staff, directors', and officers' responsibilities between the captive owner (parent) and the captive itself. Second, the captive insurer exists at the discretion of the parent, and it is often difficult for the captive to tell the parent that a claim is not covered.
May 14, 2018 Read More
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Expected Adverse Development as a Measure of Risk Distribution

Risk distribution is a prerequisite for an insurance transaction to be deemed to have occurred and therefore achieve deductibility of premium for tax purposes. Captive owners seeking to determine whether their captive has sufficient risk distribution have a new methodology to consider in expected adverse development.
April 25, 2018 Read More
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