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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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Healthcare Captive Insurance: Claims Opening the Door to the Future

Healthcare captive insurers underwriting medical professional and general liability for acute care facilities, physician practices, managed care organizations, and other healthcare services providers have a long history of managing and adjusting claims. In this article, Michael Maglaras discusses basic elements of a good internalized healthcare provider-owned captive claims management process.
January 29, 2018 Read More
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Blockchain: Accessing Its Value

Many readers may be inclined to ignore blockchain concepts or defer consideration until clearer information and evidence are available. However, disregarding blockchain rather than actively understanding it could put an organization, including captive insurers, at a competitive disadvantage compared to others who move to embrace its full context.
January 15, 2018 Read More
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2017 "Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study" Releases Best Practices Report Card

The recent 2017 "Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study" measures industry-wide advancement in claims management over the past 3 years. The study validates how and what higher performers are doing differently than lower-performing peers to reveal a robust profile of the successful claims organization.
January 02, 2018 Read More
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How To Manage a Captive More Efficiently

Managing a captive efficiently comes down to having a streamlined approach. Captive managers coordinate multiple pieces, such as actuaries, auditors, regulatory bodies, and financial statement preparation. A captive manager may want to look at a firm to help with back office support, according to Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International.
December 18, 2017 Read More
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Assessing and Quantifying Cyber-Security Exposure and Cyber-Risk

As cyber-attacks occur with increasing severity and frequency, cyber-risk has emerged as a critical risk exposure. Furthermore, current and future regulation will require a reliable, evidence-based approach to risk assessment. In this article, Milliman outlines actionable steps for companies looking to assess and quantify their cyber-exposure.
December 11, 2017 Read More
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