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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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IVANS: Commercial Lines Renewal Rates Show Varied Change

IVANS announced its May 2019 results showing varied change in premium renewal rates with businessowners policy, general liability, and commercial property experiencing an upward turn, and commercial auto, umbrella, and workers compensation experiencing a downtick in rate.
June 11, 2019 Read More
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US Commercial Insurance Prices Increase 2 Percent 1Q 2019

US commercial insurance prices have increased in the first quarter of 2019, according to Willis Towers Watson's latest "Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey."
June 11, 2019 Read More
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Captive Insurance: Why or Why Not?

There are numerous factors to contemplate when deciding whether or not to form a captive insurance company. Read about some of the advantages and disadvantages of captive ownership to consider when deciding whether to form a captive insurance company or not.
June 10, 2019 Read More
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Reinsurance Pricing "Hardening," According to S&P

S&P Global has characterized the current global reinsurance pricing environment as "hardening" following reports that the April and June renewals achieved property catastrophe rate increases ranging from 15 percent to 25 percent on loss affected accounts.
June 07, 2019 Read More
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New Guide Emphasizes Importance of Independent Directors for Captives

While not legally required in every captive domicile, having an independent board of directors can serve several important roles for captive insurance companies, according to a new analysis.
June 07, 2019 Read More
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Cyber Insurance Market Remains Untested Amidst Slowing Growth

The cyber insurance market remains a source of growth for US property-casualty insurers; however, that growth is slowing, according to Fitch Ratings. The industry's total direct written cyber premiums grew 8 percent in 2018 to $2 billion, down from 37 percent growth in 2017.
June 06, 2019 Read More
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KBRA Affirms Watford Holdings Rating

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has affirmed the insurance financial strength ratings of A for the operating subsidiaries of Watford Holdings Ltd.
June 06, 2019 Read More

ERM Basics for Group Captives

In this primer for how group captives can begin the enterprise risk management (ERM) process and develop the necessary expertise, we explore why the board should have an ERM committee as well as its responsibilities and charter.
June 05, 2019 Read More
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4 Captive Insurers Admitted to Bermuda's Captive Hall of Fame

A group of four captive insurance companies have recently been admitted to Bermuda's Captive Hall of Fame, which was begun in 2016. The four captives join a group of more than 200 Bermuda-based companies that have been honored for their 25-year commitment to the Bermuda insurance market.
June 05, 2019 Read More
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Join Management Services International's Captive Insurance Webinar

Join Management Services International (MSI) for a complimentary captive insurance webinar that will take place Thursday, June 13, 2019. Back by popular demand, the 100-minute course will begin at 2:00 p.m. (EST) and be hosted by Jeremy Colombik and Richard Colombik.
June 04, 2019 Read More
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