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Asia-Pacific Captive Insurance Domiciles Expected To Grow

A.M. Best expects to see a significant captive formation increase in Asia-Pacific domiciles as economies grow and businesses seek new and more sophisticated ways of risk management and control, according to the rating agency's latest report, titled "Asia-Pacific Captive Domiciles Poised for Growth."
May 21, 2019 Read More
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How Do Captive Insurers Use Reinsurance?

A captive is an insurance or reinsurance company set up exclusively to insure or reinsure the risks of the group to which it belongs. A captive insurer may operate as a direct insurer or a reinsurer. Read on to find out more about how captive insurers use reinsurance.
May 20, 2019 Read More
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Global Commercial Insurance Prices Increase 6th Consecutive Quarter

Marsh recently released its "Global Insurance Market Index," which showed that average commercial insurance prices increased 3 percent in first-quarter 2019, the largest increase since the survey began in 2012.
May 20, 2019 Read More
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Aruba, Barbados, and Bermuda Removed from the EU Blacklist

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council in Brussels has removed Aruba, Barbados, and Bermuda from the European Union's list of noncooperative tax jurisdictions.
May 17, 2019 Read More
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USA Risk Group Senior Management Team Finalizes Buyout

USA Risk Group revealed that its senior management team has completed a management buyout from Spencer Capital Holdings, which will include operations from all captive jurisdictions that USA Risk Group currently operates.
May 17, 2019 Read More
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AkinovA Secures Bermuda's First Insurance Regulatory Sandbox License

AkinovA (Bermuda) Ltd. has secured the first Insurance Regulatory Sandbox license from the Bermuda Monetary Authority under the jurisdiction's new legislative framework that came into effect in July 2018.
May 17, 2019 Read More
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The BMA Proposes Regulatory Regimes for New LPI Classes

The Bermuda Monetary Authority's (BMA) latest consultation paper outlines the BMA's proposed regulatory regimes for new classes of Limited Purpose Insurers (LPIs) and a new category of an intermediary (insurance market places).
May 16, 2019 Read More
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Federal Lawmakers Act To Extend the National Flood Insurance Program

President Donald Trump signed legislation on June 6 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). That follows the House of Representatives' approval of the legislation, H.R. 2157, which extends the NFIP through September 30, 2019. The Senate earlier approved the measure.
May 16, 2019 Read More
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US P&C Insurers Should Make Considerations for TRIPRA Expiration

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) is set to expire at the end of 2020. According to A.M. Best, doubt exists surrounding whether TRIPRA will be extended and, if so, under what terms and conditions, particularly amid a hyperpartisan atmosphere in Congress.
May 15, 2019 Read More
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Key Accounting Issues for Cell Captives

We provide a review and analysis of the latest white paper from Johnson Lambert and Spring Consulting Group on cell captives. Our review highlights some of the key concepts from the report and offers guidance on what to look for.
May 15, 2019 Read More
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