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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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Synopsis: 2019 1Q Reinsurance Markets

This synopsis of the major reinsurance brokerage reports on the January 1 reinsurance renewals also includes the factors captives need to watch. Captive insurers should focus on three areas that bear continued surveillance.
April 29, 2019 Read More
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Marsh To Roll Out Blockchain Platform for Proof of Insurance

Marsh will begin rollout of its Proof of Insurance Blockchain platform to US commercial clients to allow its clients to speed up necessary business functions while increasing coverage certainty.
April 29, 2019 Read More
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Demotech Releases Year-End 2018 Financial Analysis of RRGs

Demotech has released its "Analysis of Risk Retention Groups—Year-End 2018," reporting on the overall financial performance of risk retention groups (RRGs). Demotech's senior financial analyst, Douglas Powell, has concluded that "RRGs have a great deal of financial stability and remain committed to maintaining adequate capital to handle losses."
April 26, 2019 Read More
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DOL's Automatic Enrollment Decision Could Boost LTD Participation

A US Department of Labor (DOL) rule clarification allowing employers the option to provide long-term disability coverage to their employees through automatic enrollment should benefit insurers by increasing participation rates.
April 26, 2019 Read More
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Aon Study Reveals Progress on Global Benefits Governance

An Aon study found that companies worldwide are making progress with global governance of employee benefits. The study explored key issues surrounding what companies can do to better align benefits with organizational strategy and how they can better manage the costs and risks associated with global benefits.
April 26, 2019 Read More
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Fitch: US P&C Industry Records Combined Ratio Improvement for 2018

The US property-casualty (P&C) industry returned to a modest statutory underwriting profit in 2018, following 2 consecutive years of combined ratios above 100 percent, according to Fitch Ratings.
April 25, 2019 Read More
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Total Reinsurance Capital Down While Alternative Capital Is Up

In its latest biannual "Reinsurance Market Report," Willis Re said total capital dedicated to the global reinsurance industry was $462 billion at the end of 2018. The findings showed that while dedicated reinsurance capital was down 5 percent, alternative capital grew 6 percent in 2018.
April 25, 2019 Read More
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Clear Up Blind Spots with Behavioral Interview Questions

Traditional interviews when recruiting new employees leave companies susceptible to blind spots because they rely on hypothetical or subjective opinions. This creates the risk of hiring the wrong candidate. However, a behavioral interview will unlock reliable and measurable information about each candidate in order to hire the best fit.
April 24, 2019 Read More
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