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  • FERMA: AI Has Growing Implications for Risk Management The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) said that it welcomes the European Commission's draft guidelines on artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. FERMA believes that the development and application of AI has growing implications for European risk managers.
  • Registration Now Open for Bermuda Captive Conference 2019 Registration is now open for the 15th Bermuda Captive Conference. The 3-day conference, planned for June 10−12, is staged at the Fairmont Southampton and is Bermuda's largest industry event.
  • John Dohn Joins MSI as National Sales Manager Raleigh, North Carolina-based captive manager Management Services International (MSI) recently announced that John Dohn has joined the company as its national sales manager. In tandem with Mr. Dohn's arrival at the firm, MSI is also set to release its first podcast, titled "Captive Insurance for Dummies."
  • Bermuda Captive Insurer Formations Tick Up in 2018 Bermuda licensed 19 new captive insurance companies in 2018, up slightly from 17 in 2017 and 13 in 2016, though the total number of captives in Bermuda continued to fall, domicile officials said Wednesday.
  • USI To Acquire U.S. Risk USI Insurance Services (USI) will acquire U.S. Risk Insurance Group (U.S. Risk), one of the nation's largest property and casualty program and specialty brokerage firms. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.
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Michael Mead—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 Michael Mead. Mr. Mead is editor of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" and offers commentary on today's captive markets as the latest captive insurance person of interest.
January 09, 2019 Read More
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A.M. Best: ILS and Captive Insurance Growing in Asian Market

A.M. Best recently reported that Asia is poised to become a significant growth opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and also confirmed that captive insurance and foreign ownership of insurance companies in China are both emerging growth areas for Asia.
January 08, 2019 Read More
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Captive Insurance Runoff Trends

According to EWI Re, runoff is increasingly seen as a means of allocating dedicated capital as an alternative permanent risk funding mechanism for entities seeking an exit from a particular segment of business. This has created a more secure global insurance system and has reallocated capital and insurance capacity efficiently.
January 08, 2019 Read More
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Fitch: ACA Ruling Effect on Insurance Uncertain

According to Fitch Ratings, the ultimate effect on the health insurance industry of December's federal court ruling that deemed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional is unclear, and what is expected to be a lengthy appeals process will follow.
January 07, 2019 Read More
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Captive Insurers and the 2019 Reinsurance Markets

We look at early indications of renewal rates for 2019 reinsurance placements and comment on how they may impact the captive insurance market. Specifically, we review reports issued by JLT Re and Willis Re on the January 1, 2019, renewals and what captives can anticipate.
January 07, 2019 Read More
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Lloyd's "Transforms" through Electronic Placement Target Mandates

Lloyd's will require each syndicate to write no less than 40 percent of its risks using a "recognized electronic placement system" for the first quarter of 2019, increasing to 50 percent for the second quarter of 2019.
January 04, 2019 Read More
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Johnson Lambert Names Three New Partners in 2019

Johnson Lambert LLP has named three partners effective January 1, 2019. Allan Autry, certified public accountant (CPA), Lane Miller, CPA, and Lauren Williams, CPA, are based in Johnson Lambert's North Carolina office.
January 04, 2019 Read More
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January "CICR" Brings Expert Commentary on Midterm Elections

Don't miss the January issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), which brings you commentary on captives in view of the midterm elections and the coming year. Captive insurance leaders and thinkers provide their viewpoints on how recent changes in the makeup of the US government might impact captive insurance.
January 03, 2019 Read More
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January Reinsurance Renewal Pricing Remains Stable

Both JLT Re and Willis Re recently released analyses outlining reinsurance pricing at the January 1, 2019, renewal. The organizations found that, on the whole, renewal pricing remained stable despite building pressures on the reinsurance market.
January 03, 2019 Read More
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Rising Medical Costs Threaten Workers Compensation Profitability

The US workers compensation segment continued its positive performance in 2017, boosted by another year of growing payrolls that helped offset rate decreases and overall soft market conditions. While lost-time claims frequency continues to decline, claims severity continues to rise due to a host of factors.
January 02, 2019 Read More
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