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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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Can a Captive Insurance Company Insure Employee Benefits?

Increasingly, organizations today utilize some form of captive insurance to fund the costs of employee benefits such as medical and life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, and retirement. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of funding benefits through a captive insurance company.
May 06, 2019 Read More
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The Hawaii Captive Insurance Domicile

Hawaii has the distinction of being both one of the oldest and largest captive domiciles in the United States. In 1986, Hawaiian lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the formation of captive insurance companies in the state. Growth in the number of captives since then has been near continuous. Curious? Learn more today on
May 03, 2019 Read More
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The District of Columbia Captive Insurance Domicile

Washington, DC, is not only the US capital; it also is one of the oldest and largest captive insurance company domiciles in the United States. DC lawmakers passed the captive statute back in 2000, and since then, the domicile has grown significantly. Curious? Learn more today on
May 03, 2019 Read More
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North Carolina Removes Captive Premium Tax Provisions from House Bill

North Carolina legislators have stripped provisions from a broader bill, H.B. 220, that would temporarily exempt captive insurance companies that redomesticate to North Carolina from state premium taxes.
May 02, 2019 Read More
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Utah Captive Insurer Dormancy Provisions Go into Effect this Month

A new Utah law that takes effect May 24 will allow captive insurance companies licensed in the state to move into dormant status, freeing up both time and money for the captives and their parents.
May 02, 2019 Read More
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Some Captive Owners May Be Affected by the LB&I Campaign on Form 5471

On April 16, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced three additional compliance campaigns, one of which relates to Form 5471 and may have application to shareholders of some captive insurance companies.
May 01, 2019 Read More
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Newest Release of "Risk Financing" Focuses on Captive Domiciles

Is your organization looking for data on captive insurance rules and regulations for US and non-US captive insurance domiciles? Look no further. Access the sought-after Appendix B in "Risk Financing" to get the latest captive insurance domicile information updates.
May 01, 2019 Read More
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May "CICR" Looks at Federal Home Loan Bank Captives

Don't miss the May issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), where John Talley, captive program manager with the Missouri Department of Insurance, reports on the history and the current fate of captive insurance companies and the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
May 01, 2019 Read More

In the Future, 34 Percent of Captive Insurers Expect To Cover Cyber Risks

Regardless of where they are licensed, the overwhelming majority of captive insurance companies or protected cell captives are active, according to a survey released April 29 by Aon PLC.
April 30, 2019 Read More
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Captives Are the Most Popular Method of Alternative Risk Financing

The "16th Annual Excellence in Risk Management" report from Marsh and RIMS revealed that risk managers are operating in a data-rich environment that, when combined with growing alternative risk solutions, can result in more robust risk finance strategies and more resilient organizations.
April 30, 2019 Read More
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