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Marsh, Guy Carpenter, and JLT To Form Carpenter Marsh Fac Re

Marsh and Guy Carpenter have announced plans to combine their Latin American facultative reinsurance operations with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), which was officially acquired by Marsh on April 1, 2019.
April 24, 2019 Read More
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IVANS: First Quarter Renewal Rates Experience Continued Increase

IVANS has announced the "IVANS Index: Premium Renewal Rate Index" results for first quarter 2019. The first quarter results showed an increase in premium renewal rate change average across commercial auto, businessowners policy, umbrella, and commercial property compared to fourth quarter 2018.
April 23, 2019 Read More
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Forming and Operating a Captive Insurer Involves Constant Change

Captive insurance companies should be in a continual process of evaluation, and captive owners should continually be reviewing and evaluating their captive program's exposures, coverages, and limits of liability to determine how these impact the capital in their captive, according to captive experts.
April 23, 2019 Read More
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What a Captive Insurer Should Know about the 953(d) Tax Election

Bruce Wright, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, discusses section 953(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Under section 953(d) of the IRC, non-US-domiciled captive insurers may elect to be taxed as if they were domestic companies for all purposes of the IRC.
April 22, 2019 Read More
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Vermont's Governor Officially Signs Captive Statute Changes into Law

Legislation recently signed into law by Vermont Governor Phil Scott will make several changes to Vermont's captive statute, including giving captives more time between mandatory financial examinations.
April 22, 2019 Read More
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Syzygy Captive Not in the Business of Insurance, According to Tax Court

In Syzygy Ins. Co. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2019–34, the Tax Court considered yet another case involving a company that had elected to be taxed under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
April 18, 2019 Read More
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Jay Sampson To Head Beecher Carlson Alternative Risk and Captive Group

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (Beecher Carlson), has formed a new Risk Optimization Group that will encompass alternative risk, captive management, actuarial, analytics, claims, and risk control. The group will be led by Jay Sampson, who was promoted to executive managing director.
April 18, 2019 Read More
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The Georgia Captive Insurance Domicile

While Georgia is one of the smaller captive insurance company domiciles in the United States, the state has been one of the fastest-growing domiciles. The total of 49 captives in Georgia at the end of 2018 is more than 5 times its total of 9 captives in 2014. Curious? Learn more today.
April 17, 2019 Read More
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David Kirkup—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with David Kirkup. Mr. Kirkup serves as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Captive Alternatives. We had an in-depth conversation about the current state of affairs in the Puerto Rico captive domicile.
April 17, 2019 Read More
  Applause-SF Sponsors Recognized Leaders in Captive Insurance Industry

Delaware's captive insurance director, Steve Kinion, was recently named to "Captive Review's" Power 50, taking the 9th position on the list for 2018. Mr. Kinion has ranked in the list's top 10 since 2014.
April 16, 2019 Read More
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