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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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ICCIE Update: ICCIE Turns 15 and Arrives at 500 ACI Designees

The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) announced that it recently conferred its 500th Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation. Currently, there are 1,200 students either enrolled in the ACI program or who have taken courses towards completing the ACI.
May 28, 2019 Read More
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RAA Reports Reduced US Reinsurer Operating Results Year over Year

The latest Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) survey reveals that a group of 17 US property and casualty reinsurers wrote $13.7 billion of net premiums during the 3 months that ended March 31, 2019, compared to $15.4 billion for the same period in 2018.
May 24, 2019 Read More
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A Look at GDPR 1 Year Later

This month marks the 1-year anniversary from when the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The latest Marsh Insight report examines the key developments over the last 12 months.
May 24, 2019 Read More
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TRIPRA Remains Vital to US Terrorism Market and Captives

Marsh's "2019 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report" reveals that continued stability of the US property terrorism insurance market is a point of focus as the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) is set to expire in 2020.
May 23, 2019 Read More
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SONAR Report Examines Public Health Implications of Climate Change

The latest SONAR report from Swiss Re reveals 5 emerging risk trends and 15 emerging risk themes. With the report, Swiss Re seeks to initiate an informed dialogue about the future risk landscape that might lie ahead for insurers and reinsurers.
May 23, 2019 Read More
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Key Issues for Micro-Captives during an IRS Audit

The current state of the law regarding captives in the US Tax Court is important for micro-captive owners as they consider what approach to take going forward. A thorough review of the captive program can help establish an informed basis for decision-making both before and during an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit.
May 22, 2019 Read More
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Greg Frankowiak Joins Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

Greg Frankowiak has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., as a senior consulting actuary. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, Mr. Frankowiak has over 20 years of property and casualty actuarial experience with expertise in predictive analytics.
May 22, 2019 Read More
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WTW Global Captive Practice CEO Paul Owens To Retire

Paul Owens, the CEO of Willis Towers Watson PLC's (WTW) Global Captive Practice unit in London, will retire later this year, WTW announced.
May 21, 2019 Read More
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Asia-Pacific Captive Insurance Domiciles Expected To Grow

A.M. Best expects to see a significant captive formation increase in Asia-Pacific domiciles as economies grow and businesses seek new and more sophisticated ways of risk management and control, according to the rating agency's latest report, titled "Asia-Pacific Captive Domiciles Poised for Growth."
May 21, 2019 Read More
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How Do Captive Insurers Use Reinsurance?

A captive is an insurance or reinsurance company set up exclusively to insure or reinsure the risks of the group to which it belongs. A captive insurer may operate as a direct insurer or a reinsurer. Read on to find out more about how captive insurers use reinsurance.
May 20, 2019 Read More
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