The upcoming implementation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that takes effect in May 2018, has elevated cyber risk to the top of the corporate agenda for organizations doing business in Europe according to a Marsh report titled "GDPR Preparedness: An Indicator of Cyber Risk Management."
US senators have introduced a new bill, the Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act, to restore membership for captive insurers that were removed from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system and also seek to continue membership for remaining captive insurers that are scheduled to be forced to exit the system.
According to the Puerto Rico International Insurers Association (PRIIA), the US territory's insurance and financial services sector continues to grow with minimal interruption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and despite ongoing budget challenges. PRIIA said Puerto Rico has a strong and bright future ahead for insurance opportunities, including captive insurance company formations.
On September 21, 2017, in a motion for reconsideration, the Avrahamis asked Judge Mark V. Holmes to reconsider his August 21, 2017, decision in "Avrahami v. Comm'r and Feedback Ins. Co., Ltd. v. Comm'r," 149 T.C. 7 (2017). Responding to the motion, the judge issued an order on November 14, 2017, that denied the motion.
On November 2, 2017, just over 1 year to the day after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-66, Judge Travis R. McDonough dismissed the CIC Services, LLC, and Ryan, LLC, lawsuit that sought to enjoin the IRS from enforcing the notice.