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Captive Insurance Issues and Trends 2018

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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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Written Claims Handling Procedures for Captive Insurers

The best practice for a captive insurer is to have claims handling procedures, says Lynn Sheils, senior vice president and general counsel of EWI Reinsurance. The procedures should discuss all stages in the life cycle of a claim, including how notice will be handled, investigation standards, coverage evaluation, reserving approach, and claim closure philosophy.
April 02, 2018 Read More
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Should the Captive Markets Consider Mergers and Acquisitions?

Captive.com Editor John Foehl takes a look at the mergers and acquisitions environment and whether there is any role for captive insurers. Should captive markets consider mergers and acquisitions?
March 26, 2018 Read More
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Where Things Stand—Insurance, Reinsurance, and Alternative Capital

As we approach the end of the first quarter of 2018, where do insurance market conditions stand? What are the forces driving market conditions, and what do captive insurers need to know?
March 07, 2018 Read More
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What Are the Key Claims Handling Considerations for Captive Owners?

When a captive insurer is considering whether to self-administer claims or to handle with an outside third-party administrator, Lynn Sheils, general counsel of EWI Reinsurance, advises that the captive owner should be thinking about three key areas: insured coverage lines, anticipated claims volume, and required captive resources.
March 05, 2018 Read More
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Common Blind Spots When Hiring New Employees

You may not realize that your hiring managers have blind spots when hiring new employees for job openings. It is important to identify these blind spots, though, because a hiring decision based on subjective opinion could set your company back and prove costly.
February 05, 2018 Read More
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