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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 Kansas Captive Insurance Domicile

For years, Kansas has been the smallest captive domicile in the United States with just one licensed captive. But that could be about to change, say officials at the Kansas Department of Insurance. Curious? Learn more today on
June 25, 2019 Read More
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IRMI Partners with Leading InsurTech Provider

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has announced a partnership with Zywave, a leading InsurTech provider.
June 24, 2019 Read More
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What a Captive Insurer Should Know about the Federal Excise Tax

The federal excise tax (FET) is imposed at the federal level on insurance premiums or reinsurance premiums that are paid by a US person to a foreign non-US person with regard to US risks. Bruce Wright, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, discusses what captive owners should know about FET.
June 24, 2019 Read More
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The Delaware Captive Insurance Domicile

Delaware is one of the oldest and largest captive insurance company domiciles in the United States. The year 2019 marks the Delaware captive statute's 35th anniversary. During those 3.5 decades, Delaware has seen its captive count top more than 1,000. Curious? Learn more today on
June 21, 2019 Read More
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AIG Consolidates Assumed Reinsurance Operations To Form AIG Re

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has formed AIG Re to consolidate its reinsurance operations into one global business. AIG has appointed Christopher Schaper as CEO of AIG Re.
June 21, 2019 Read More
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US Cyber Insurance Market Tops $2 Billion, Doubling over 4 Years

Direct premiums written in the US cyber insurance market have more than doubled over a 4-year span, from $996 million in 2015 to $2 billion in 2018.
June 20, 2019 Read More
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R&Q Shuffles Senior Management with Roger Sellek Appointment

Ken Randall will step down as Randall and Quilter (R&Q) CEO to continue as executive chairman of the group. Along with Alan Quilter, Dr. Roger Sellek will be appointed to the group's newly created position of joint CEO.
June 20, 2019 Read More
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James Twining—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 James Twining, who serves as CEO of Kingsbridge Group, a UK-based commercial insurance broker. We discussed Lloyd's, Brexit, and InsurTech.
June 19, 2019 Read More
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Fortifying Captive Expertise, Pinnacle Promotes Nicholas Gurgone

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., has promoted Bloomington, Illinois-based Nicholas Gurgone to consulting actuary.
June 19, 2019 Read More
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Julie Mix McPeak Joins Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, PA, has announced that Julie Mix McPeak will join the law firm's insurance regulatory and transactions practice. Ms. McPeak will serve as one of the founders of the firm's Nashville, Tennessee, location.
June 18, 2019 Read More
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