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  • Artex Positions Itself for Growth with Senior Leadership Appointments Artex Risk Solutions has made a number of key appointments within its international division, including Scott Cobon, Rob Eastham, Paul Eaton, and Mike Matthews.
  • The Arkansas Captive Insurance Domicile While Arkansas is a small captive domicile with just 6 captives at the end of 2018 and 8 captives currently, state regulators and others expect significant growth over the next few years. That optimism is based on several factors, including an attractive captive statute. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
  • 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.
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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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The North Carolina Captive Insurance Domicile

North Carolina has been one of the fastest-growing captive domiciles. At the end of 2018, 244 captives were domiciled in North Carolina, up from just 52 captives 5 years earlier. State regulators attribute that growth to several factors, including an up-to-date and attractive captive law and top customer service. Curious? Learn more today on Captive.com.
June 04, 2019 Read More
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US Captive Domiciles Keeping Captive Statutes Up to Date in 2019

In 2019, US lawmakers have continued the drive to keep their states' captive statutes up to date. So far this year, at least six states—including Vermont, Utah, Nevada, Tennessee, Montana, and Georgia—have passed measures amending their captive statutes.
June 03, 2019 Read More
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A.M. Best Reviews the Cost of Capital through the Cycle

According to A.M. Best, an insurance company's ability to access and raise capital and the potential costs of raising capital, especially during times of stress, are important considerations in the ratings process.
June 03, 2019 Read More
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Marsh Finds Continued Increase of Third-party Coverage in Captives

Companies in the financial institutions industry have by far the highest percentage of captives of any industry according to a new Marsh report that looked at trends among 1,100 captives managed by Marsh Captive Solutions globally.
May 31, 2019 Read More
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Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award Will Go to Jeremy Cox

The fourth Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Jeremy Cox, executive chair of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, at next month's Bermuda Captive Conference, June 10–12.
May 31, 2019 Read More
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Swiss Re Issues Latest Catastrophe Bond under Singapore ILS Regime

Swiss Re Capital Markets recently issued its first catastrophe bond under the new insurance-linked security (ILS) regulatory regime in Singapore.
May 30, 2019 Read More
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June "CICR" Looks at the Latest IRS Tax Court Ruling in "Syzygy"

Don't miss the June issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" ("CICR"), where Bruce Wright and Saren Goldner of Eversheds Sutherland provide an update on the latest IRS Tax Court ruling in "Syzygy."
May 30, 2019 Read More
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How the United States Became Home to More Captives Than Any Other Country

When Vermont lawmakers passed legislation in 1981 to allow captive insurance companies to be set up in the state, they did something unique for a US state: authorize a captive domicile that would compete with Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, the world's biggest domiciles. Now close to 3 dozen US states permit the formation of captives.
May 29, 2019 Read More
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