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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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The Vermont Captive Insurance Domicile

From the time Vermont lawmakers banded together more than 3 decades ago to pass legislation allowing the formation of captive insurance companies, the state has stood out as a captive domicile. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
July 02, 2019 Read More
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NAIC 2018 Property-Casualty Insurer Market Share Data Show Growth

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released the complete 2018 "Market Share Reports for Property/Casualty Groups and Companies By State and Countrywide." This includes detailed information on market share and loss ratios for property-casualty companies by specific line of business for the top 125 groups and companies.
July 01, 2019 Read More
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AMERIND: A Cell Captive in Operation

A synopsis of how a Native American-owned and -operated corporation created a cell captive structure to expand and enhance its business. The article outlines what each of the cells provides and why they were created.
July 01, 2019 Read More
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Demotech Releases First Quarter 2019 Financial Analysis of RRGs

Demotech has released its "Analysis of Risk Retention Groups—First Quarter 2019," which reports on the overall financial performance of risk retention groups. The rating company's senior financial analyst, Douglas Powell, has concluded that risk retention groups "continue to collectively provide specialized coverage to their insureds while remaining financially stable."
June 28, 2019 Read More
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The Kentucky Captive Insurance Domicile

Unlike many other US captive insurance company domiciles, Kentucky has not seen its captive count increase in recent years. In fact, Kentucky's captive count and premium volume have fallen. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
June 28, 2019 Read More
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NAIC Paves the Way for Covered Agreement Implementation

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has approved revisions to the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulation. The changes pave the way for implementation of covered agreements with the European Union and United Kingdom by making the models consistent with provisions of the covered agreements concerning reinsurance collateral requirements.
June 27, 2019 Read More
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US Property and Casualty Industry's Net Income Increased 69 Percent

The year-end 2018 statutory filings for the US property-casualty industry showed a year-over-year 69 percent increase in net income to $59.2 billion in 2019, owing to lower losses from catastrophic events, favorable development of prior years' loss reserves, and higher net investment income.
June 27, 2019 Read More
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3 Important Components of a Captive Claims Handling Operation

Part of a captive insurance manager's responsibilities involves overseeing claims handling protocols for its clients. Since claims are typically the largest cost of running a captive insurer, it is important that the captive insurance manager encourage clients to consider this aspect of the captive's operations early in the formation process.
June 26, 2019 Read More
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Key Industry Leaders Will Support Future Lloyd's Strategy

Lloyd's has formed global and London advisory committees to support its strategy toward "nimbler and faster [offerings] … supported by technology, innovation, and flexible, responsive capital." Members of the advisory committees include global insurance industry heavyweights.
June 26, 2019 Read More
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July "CICR" Examines Keys To Women's Success in the Captive Industry

Don't miss the July issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), where Anne Marie Towle of Marsh Captive Solutions discusses keys to the success of women in the captive insurance industry.
June 25, 2019 Read More
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