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  • Captive Insurance Pooling Is an Option for Covering Mass Shooting Attacks Insurers have begun offering active assailant insurance coverage in the wake of a marked increase in mass shootings in the United States in recent years. In some cases, schools can seek solutions via captive insurance vehicles by pooling their liability exposure to these types of events with other schools.
  • US Workers Compensation Market Remains on Track Fitch Ratings reported the US workers compensation market is on track for a fifth consecutive year of underwriting profits in 2019 despite recent weakening in market fundamentals.
  • Bulletproofing Your Captive Insurance Company Mark Sims, vice president of business development at Captive Alternatives, LLC, says that best practices for bulletproofing a captive insurance company so that it meets the definition of an insurance company involve consideration of five criteria: risk sharing (shifting), risk distribution, premium pricing, policies, and claims.
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Solution Launched for Midsized Captives International Re (I–RE), the specialist captive insurance and reinsurance managing general agent, has established a midsized captive insurance and reinsurance solution, I–RE SA.
  • Treasury's Proposed Regulations on the PFIC Rules Insurance Exception Treasury has issued proposed regulations on the insurance exception to the passive foreign investment company rules. This article focuses on only one of the aspects of the regulations, albeit a very important one for captive insurance companies—the active conduct requirements.
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South Carolina Captive Industry Has Generated over $539 Million

Being one of the largest captive insurance domiciles in the United States has had a big and positive impact on the South Carolina economy, according to an academic analysis by the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business.
May 13, 2019 Read More
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Continued ILS Issuance Slowdown in First-Quarter 2019

Following fourth-quarter 2018 insurance-linked securities (ILS) growth reduction, ILS market growth continued to slow in the first quarter of 2019. First-quarter 2019 raised $1.1 billion through catastrophe bond issues as compared to an average of $1.8 billion over the 6 preceding first quarters.
May 13, 2019 Read More
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The Arizona Captive Insurance Domicile

If there are two words that succinctly and accurately describe Arizona as a captive insurance company domicile, those words would be "consistent growth." Since 2015, both the number of captives licensed in Arizona, as well as captive premium volume, have increased each year. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
May 10, 2019 Read More
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Strategic Risk Solutions Set To Host 6th Annual Client Symposium

Strategic Risk Solutions is set to host its 6th annual client symposium from May 28–30 at the Lowes Chicago Hotel. Find out more and get the full schedule.
May 10, 2019 Read More
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New Montana Captive Law Increases Captive Insurer Flexibility

Montana captive insurance companies that want to use a letter of credit to meet the state's capital and surplus requirements will have more flexibility to meet those requirements under legislation signed into law May 1, 2019, by Governor Steve Bullock.
May 09, 2019 Read More
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Caitlin Morgan Hires Dustin Partlow To Head Captive Business

Alternative risk solutions and captive insurance solutions wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agency Caitlin Morgan Insurance Services has hired Dustin Partlow to head its captive management business.
May 09, 2019 Read More
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MSI Releases Newest Podcast Episode: "Captive Facts versus Myths for Dummies"

Management Services International (MSI) has just released its latest podcast, titled "Captive Facts versus Myths for Dummies," which is immediately available free of charge at the MSI podcast library.
May 08, 2019 Read More
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Tennessee Governor Signs Captive Legislation

Legislation approved late last month by Tennessee lawmakers and signed May 22, 2019, by Governor Bill Lee will allow captive insurance companies to receive premium payments and pay claims on insured losses in a foreign currency.
May 08, 2019 Read More
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Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand Unveil Convex Group

Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand recently unveiled their international specialty insurer and reinsurer, Convex Group Limited.
May 07, 2019 Read More
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Strategic Risk Solutions Announces 500th Captive Client

Strategic Risk Solutions announced the addition of its 500th captive management client (captives and cells): Old Main Assurance, Ltd., a Class 1 Bermuda-domiciled captive insurance company.
May 06, 2019 Read More
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