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Captive Insurance Issues and Trends 2018

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  Mark Sims

Enterprise Risk Coverages and Captive Insurance

Mark Sims, vice president of business development at Captive Alternatives, LLC, says businesses want to know what type of risks they can insure inside their own captive insurance company and are often concerned about enterprise risks such as loss of a key customer, weather-related events, data breaches, or cyber attacks.
December 17, 2018 Read More
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Healthcare System Catastrophic Claims Costs Rising

The cost of extreme, or catastrophic, professional liability claims is increasing at a rate higher than typical self-insured claims, which are trending at 2 percent annually, according to the Aon/American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report.
October 16, 2018 Read More
  Downward Trend-SF

Reserve Strength Declining for US Medical Professional Liability

Fitch Ratings findings show that the US medical professional liability insurance sector experienced underwriting losses again this past year, placing more scrutiny around shrinking reserves.
October 16, 2018 Read More
  Emplyoyee Benefits Note - SF

Dot Foods Seeks DOL Approval To Fund Benefits in Its Captive Insurer

Dot Foods Inc. is the latest employer to seek federal regulatory approval to use its captive insurance company to fund employee benefit risks. In a filing with the US Department of Labor (DOL), Dot Foods says it wants to use its captive insurer to reinsure voluntary accident and critical care coverages.
September 10, 2018 Read More
  Michael Maglaras-SF

Direct Workers Compensation in Captives: Its Time Has Come

Michael Maglaras, president of Michael Maglaras & Company, suggests the time has come to insure direct statutory workers compensation in captives on a nonfronted basis. This means the program is underwritten, funded, and managed directly through a captive insurer where the policy is issued directly on the captive's paper.
August 06, 2018 Read More
  Rob Walling

A Primer on Trucking Captives

Principal and Consulting Actuary Rob Walling of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., says that trucking insurance captives are an example of a specialized industry that requires specialized care. In a number of industries and coverages in the captive insurance space, such as trucking, an actuary cannot simply dabble.
August 01, 2018 Read More
  Senior Health Care-SF

AssureCap Advantage Captive Program Launched for Senior Care Industry

Captive insurance consultant Michael Maglaras & Company and Assurance Agency have launched the AssureCap Advantage captive program, designed to meet the insurance and risk management challenges of the senior care industry.
July 25, 2018 Read More
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Global Employee Benefit Health Plan Costs Increasing 3 Times Inflation

Based on its latest global employee benefit research findings on medical trends around the world, Mercer Marsh Benefits advises that adopting integrated health and well-being strategies underpinned by stronger digital and data capabilities will be critical in managing the rising costs of employee health benefit programs.
July 06, 2018 Read More
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Cannabis and Captive Insurance

The insurance market for the legal cannabis industry is still quite fluid, with changes happening every day. Cannabis businesses are currently unable to obtain adequate and affordable insurance protection in the market, and captive insurance may be able to provide the solution.
June 11, 2018 Read More
  Rob Walling

Captive Innovation and the Role of Technology in Captive Formations

According to Rob Walling, principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., technology is playing an exciting role in captive innovation and formation. Captive formation is stemming from insurtech activity, such as on-demand insurance running through smart phone technology as well as from a variety of disruptive technologies.
June 06, 2018 Read More
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