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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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MSI Releases New Podcast, "Captive for Dummies: Syzygy… What Went Wrong?"

Management Services International (MSI) has just released its latest podcast, titled "Captive for Dummies: Syzygy… What Went Wrong?," which is immediately available free of charge at the MSI podcast library. 
July 11, 2019 Read More
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The Michigan Captive Insurance Domicile

Receptive regulators have helped fuel the growth of Michigan as a captive domicile with more than a 50 percent increase in its number of captives since 2013. More striking, though, has been the huge jump in the amount of business Michigan captives are doing. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
July 11, 2019 Read More
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North Carolina Captive Conference Targets All Experience Levels

Captive.com recently spoke with Scott Bailey, communications chair with the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA), to discuss the annual conference, scheduled for August 21–23, 2019, at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hear from Mr. Bailey about the North Carolina captive domicile and the upcoming conference, hosted by the NCCIA.
July 10, 2019 Read More
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Global Insurance Premiums Exceed $5 Trillion for the First Time

Global insurance premiums passed the $5 trillion mark for the first time in 2018, equivalent to more than 6 percent of world gross domestic product, according to the latest Swiss Re sigma study, "World insurance: the great pivot east continues."
July 09, 2019 Read More
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Jennifer Rigby Appointed Chief Operations Officer at Lloyd's

Jennifer Rigby has been appointed as Lloyd's chief operating officer, a role that she has been performing on an interim basis since March, following the departure of Shirine Khoury-Haq.
July 09, 2019 Read More
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3 Issues That Potentially Threaten Captive Insurers

Captive boards should be vigilant about surveying the environment to identify threats. Early identification and discussion around such matters can help a captive board determine whether future study and/or action is advisable or if the board will add the item to a watch list to be monitored.
July 08, 2019 Read More
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New "Risk Financing" Update Focuses on Deductibles and Collateralization

Is your organization looking for self-insurance qualifications for automobile liability, insights into small deductible plans and large deductible plans, or information on considerations for collateralization of risk financing plans? Look no further. Access "Risk Financing" for this information and more.
July 08, 2019 Read More
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Your 6-Step Plan to Captive Optimization

Routine maintenance on your captive insurance company is important, just like it is on your car. To gain a holistic view of your captive's performance and evaluate the need for change, captive owners should ask themselves these 6 questions when they are seeking to optimize their captive.
July 03, 2019 Read More
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The Latest Reinsurance Renewals Bring "Tangible Pricing Momentum"

According to the latest "Willis Re 1st View: A Discerning Market" report, the June and July reinsurance renewal period has witnessed tangible pricing momentum and some tightening in terms and conditions.
July 03, 2019 Read More
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Captive Innovators Enhancing Risk Management and Driving Change

Winners of the Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc. (SRS), 2019 Captivator Awards were recently announced and presented at the SRS Client Symposium in Chicago, Illinois. The awards recognize SRS client captives that have introduced innovative products or services to solve risk management challenges for their parent organization(s).
July 02, 2019 Read More
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