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  • Commercial Auto Insurance Underwriting Losses To Continue US property and casualty insurers continue to face substantial underwriting losses on commercial automobile insurance, according to Fitch Ratings. The segment is poised for a ninth consecutive year of underwriting losses in 2019, with only moderate results improvement anticipated.
  • IVANS: Market Continuing To Harden IVANS announced its August 2019 results showing an uptick in premium renewal rate change across nearly all of the commercial lines products except business owners policy, which experienced a slight negative change.
  • NRRA Karen Cutts Award Will Go to Robert "Skip" Myers Robert "Skip" Myers, a managing partner at the law firm Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in Washington and a long-time general counsel for the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA), will be honored next month in Chicago at NRRA's annual conference with the NRRA's 2019 Karen Cutts Achievement award.
  • Business Leaders Are Not Focused on Cyber-Risk Issues A new Marsh report found that a majority of board members and senior executives responsible for their organizations' cyber-risk management had less than a day in the last year to spend focused on cyber-risk issues.
  • Global Reinsurance Outlook 2020 A Standard & Poor's global reinsurance outlook for 2020 has implications for captives. We explore some of the threats to reinsurers and how captives may also face similar issues.
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Willis Re: ILS Market Slow To Return to Normal

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market declined year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019, with just below $1.7 billion of nonlife ILS capacity issued through 11 catastrophe bonds, according to Willis Re's latest "ILS Market Update."
August 13, 2019 Read More
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Utilizing a Captive for Workers Compensation Large Deductible Programs

Workers compensation large deductible plans provide up-front premium savings for organizations. Some organizations choose to maximize the financial benefit by utilizing a captive insurance company to insure the large deductible.
August 12, 2019 Read More
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New Reinsurance Pool for Captive Insurers Knox Re Formed

A newly launched reinsurance pool for captive insurance companies is being offered by CIC Services, LLC (CICS), for property and casualty insurance coverages.
August 12, 2019 Read More
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Nimble Captive Insurers Are Here To Help

According to a panel at this year's Vermont Captive Insurance Association conference, availability of insurance became an issue for some risk managers and their organizations during this year's July renewal cycle. Fortunately, nimble captive insurers were there to help.
August 09, 2019 Read More
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Education Is Key to Captive Insurance Company Regulation

Top captive insurance regulators Dave Provost of Vermont and Debbie Walker of North Carolina said regulators look more closely at captive insurance company business issues because captive sponsors are typically sophisticated organizations that voluntarily commit their capital.
August 09, 2019 Read More
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Vermont's Captive Scene Attracts Growing Interest from China and Mexico

Over 1,000 people attended this year's Vermont Captive Insurance Association annual conference, held in Burlington, Vermont, on August 5–8. The event drew attendees from nearly every state and 11 countries. There is growing international interest in the Vermont domicile from countries including China and Mexico.
August 08, 2019 Read More
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Vermont Captive Delegation To Visit Mexico in 2020

The State of Vermont and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association will send a delegation comprised of government, regulatory, and industry representatives to Mexico next year to highlight Vermont's captive industry at an educational forum.
August 07, 2019 Read More
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The Nevada Captive Insurance Domicile

Nevada is not only one of the older captive domiciles in the United States, it is also a domicile that has enjoyed steady growth. In the 5 years from 2013 to 2017, the number of captives licensed in Nevada increased over 40 percent. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
August 07, 2019 Read More
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August "CICR" Examines Pinnacle's Position on RRGs

Don't miss the August issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), where "CICR" Editor Emeritus Hugh Rosenbaum offers up his thoughts on Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.'s, latest position on risk retention groups (RRGs).
August 06, 2019 Read More
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Lloyd's Looks at Parametric Insurance and Smart Contracts

In a recent report, titled "Triggering Innovation—How smart contracts bring insurance to life," Lloyd's said smart contracts could be used to increase efficiency and add value for customers and help insurers offer customers better products and services.
August 06, 2019 Read More
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