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  • New "Cyber-Physical" Risk Modeling for Property Insurers According to RMS, the risk of insurance losses through physical damage to property increases as hackers target control systems linked to the Internet. The firm has responded with a new class of "cyber-physical" risk models that explore a range of cyber-attack scenarios that can lead to physical property damage.
  • Vermont Enhances Branch Captives and Standardizes Annual Filing Date Vermont's latest captive insurance legislation recently signed into law includes regulatory enhancements for branch captives as well as the standardization of the state's annual filing date for annual reports and premium taxes.
  • Pinnacle and Carfax Connect To Deliver Data Analytics to Auto Insurers Pinnacle Actuarial Resources and Carfax Banking & Insurance have launched a data analytics group to deliver actionable, data-driven insights to automobile insurers to help them benchmark their book of business against the broader market and identify adverse selection trends in areas such as annual mileage, ownership history, and damage events.
  • Chansky and McElhiney To Chair and Vice Chair CICA Board Joel Chansky, consulting actuary, Milliman, Inc. has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA). In addition to Mr. Chansky, the board elected Steve McElhiney as vice chair. Mr. McElhiney is president of EWI Re, Inc.
  • Capstone Examines Avrahami in New Captive Management Resource Capstone Associated Services has released a new captive management resource that discusses the captive insurance industry case Avrahami v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. 7 (2017). According to Capstone, the collective conversation has grown—with abundant misunderstandings—since the decision was handed down by the Tax Court in August 2017.
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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

IRMI Offers New Online Transportation Certification Program

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), and WebCE have launched an online curriculum for the Transportation Risk and Insurance Professional (TRIP™) certification and continuing education program at The TRIP program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of the transportation industry.
January 15, 2018 Read More
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Martin & Company Adds Employee Benefits Consulting Division

Martin & Company, an industry provider of consulting and regulatory services to the property and casualty, life and health, and captive insurance markets, recently created an Employee Benefits Consulting division and has also expanded its Life, Accident & Health department.
January 12, 2018 Read More

Robert Cartwright Set To Lead RIMS as President of the Society

Robert Cartwright Jr., CRM, BSB/OP, is set to lead RIMS, "the" risk management society™, as president for the 2018 term, effective January 1. Mr. Cartwright has been a member of RIMS for more than 25 years and served on its board of directors for 10 years.
January 12, 2018 Read More
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FEMA Expands Its Reinsurance Program To Manage Future Flood Risk

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has transferred $1.46 billion of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) financial risk to the private reinsurance market. The 2018 reinsurance placement covers portions of NFIP losses above $4 billion arising from a single flooding event.
January 11, 2018 Read More
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Willis Re Reports on One of the Worst Loss Years on Record

With recent catastrophe loss estimates in the region of $136 billion, 2017 is proving to be one of the worst loss years on record for the global re/insurance market, according to the latest "1st View" renewals report from Willis Re. The report concludes that the stability of the reinsurance market bodes well for its future development.
January 11, 2018 Read More
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Vermont Update: 24 New Captive Insurer Licenses Issued in 2017

Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation has announced that the state's captive insurance industry experienced solid growth in 2017. The department reported 24 new captive licenses, bringing Vermont's total number of captives to 1,112 with 566 active captive insurance companies.
January 10, 2018 Read More

4 Captive Insurer Resolutions for 2018

With the start of a new year, traditional practice is to set a series of resolutions for personal fulfillment. In a similar vein, offers a series of captive insurer resolutions for consideration in 2018. This piece explores interest rates, reinsurance pricing, technology, and talent. What are your captive insurer resolutions for the coming year?
January 10, 2018 Read More
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"CICR" Reviews Captives for Catastrophic Losses

January's "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR") begins with a discussion of captives for catastrophic losses. The same issue also reveals captivating details on a variety of other topics. Hurry to retrieve your IRMI Online or Vertafore ReferenceConnect copy. Nonsubscribers can learn more in the products section of
January 09, 2018 Read More
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Annette Heaney To Join SRS Europe as Head of Finance

Annette Heaney has joined Strategic Risk Solutions Europe (SRS Europe) as associate director and head of finance Europe. Based in Dublin, Ms. Heaney will support the firm's expansion into various European captive domiciles as well as focus on the captive management client services delivery platform.
January 09, 2018 Read More
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