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  Cyber Threat Assessment-SF

Cyber Risk: A Devious Data Dilemma

Read the latest from Aaron Hillebrandt of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., who discusses the "devious dilemma" of dealing with cyber-risk data reliability and the need to understand what the data represents.
January 14, 2019 Read More
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Musings on the State of Workers Compensation

Single-parent and group captives have played a large role in allowing employers to self-insure their workers compensation risks. We look at new reports on InsurTech and medical costs as we gauge whether the positive pricing trends are likely to continue.
January 02, 2019 Read More
  I Love My Job-SF

What Is Your Plan for Making Hiring Decisions?

A growing company needs to reduce the risk of turnover and increase the return on investment in its human capital. This can be accomplished by forming a plan for hiring decisions that aligns each candidate with the job opening.
December 19, 2018 Read More
  business checklist SF Feature

Key Criteria for Selecting a Captive Claims TPA

The claims handling function is a critical requirement for all captive insurers. The decision to outsource this operation to a third-party administrator (TPA) requires significant due diligence. We explore some of the key criteria to consider in selecting the right claims handling TPA firm.
November 15, 2018 Read More
  Cyber Threat Assessment-SF

Cyber-Risk Quantification Is Key for M&A Professionals

In the insurance industry, many of the practical details surrounding merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions are based on reasonably sound approaches with sufficient supporting data where advisers can estimate the value of a target entity. What is challenging to quantify is the impact a cyber event may have on a target's value.
November 07, 2018 Read More
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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
  Artificial Intelligence

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
  Karin Landry VCIA

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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