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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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Artex Appoints 4 Key Senior Leaders

Artex Risk Solutions recently announced four key appointments within its international division. The individuals will be responsible for a range of insurance management products including captive insurance and insurance-linked securities.
June 18, 2019 Read More
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AIRMIC Report on Independent Directors for Captives

There is a new report on the benefits to captive insurers of using independent directors and a guide on how to get started. We offer our views on the AIRMIC/AON paper and why captive owners and boards should take notice.
June 17, 2019 Read More
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ICCIE Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Scholarships for programs of study with the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) include Harry House Captive Insurance Scholarships and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) Distinguished Scholar Award. The application deadline for all scholarships is June 30, 2019. Award recipients will be announced in August during VCIA's annual conference.
June 17, 2019 Read More
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Vermont's Insurance Regulatory Sandbox

Governor Phil Scott signed legislation on June 10 to enable InsurTech experimentation and innovation in Vermont. Among other things, the insurance and securities bill (S. 131) creates an InsurTech "sandbox," which will allow more research and development in this area with specific guidelines.
June 14, 2019 Read More

Cyber Risk Premium Volume in Captives Jumping Up

While only a small percentage of employers use their captive insurance companies to cover their cyber risks, the premiums flowing into captives to fund the coverage is soaring, according to a new analysis.
June 14, 2019 Read More
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MSI Podcast, "Captive for Dummies," Features Broker, CPA, and Client Q&A

Management Services International (MSI) has just released its latest podcast titled "Captive for Dummies, Q & A from Brokers, CPAs, and Clients," which is immediately available free of charge at the MSI podcast library.
June 13, 2019 Read More
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CICA's Latest Young Professionals Initiative, "NEXTGen," Underway

The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) recently launched a "NEXTGen—young & new professionals" task force, which will begin meeting over the summer with recommendations expected in the fall.
June 13, 2019 Read More
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Congress Looks To Extend NFIP 5 More Years

In the latest congressional action impacting the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the House Financial Services Committee unanimously approved legislation on June 12, 2019, to extend the NFIP 5 more years.
June 13, 2019 Read More
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Pinnacle Grows Talent with New Hire, Christopher Schubert

As the firm's latest hire, Christopher J. Schubert has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources as a consulting actuary in the firm's Atlanta office.
June 12, 2019 Read More
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SRS Europe Adds Willis Executive To Lead Growth Initiatives

London-based David Lewis will join Strategic Risk Solutions Europe (SRS Europe) as managing director responsible for business development along with creating and implementing strategic growth initiatives.
June 12, 2019 Read More
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