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Captive governance and the insurance manager


Captive boards need to be confident that their responsibilities are being properly fulfilled by way of controlled delegation to their insurance managers, says Peter Child of Strategic Risk Solutions.

Tracking estimated required reserve changes for captives


One of the most efficient ways of reviewing the impact of a captive’s losses is through an actuarial exhibit referred to as a ‘reconciliation of required reserves’, say Enoch Starnes and L. Michelle Bradley of Sigma Actuarial Consulting Group.

The increase in captives is not a fluke

North America24-02-2022Captive

It’s part of a seismic shift in the industry brought on by a customer base looking to take greater control of their own destinies, says Jeremy Colombik of MSI.

Captive stop-loss: a smarter way to cover employee medical plans

North America13-01-2022Captive, Health, Healthcare insurance

In recent years, captives have gone from being just one of several options in companies’ risk management arsenals to being viewed as strategically important tools whose value is seen across organisations, says Mike Serricchio of Marsh’s Captive Solutions Group

A rising tide: and ships are choosing Bermuda

Bermuda11-01-2022Captive, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Bermuda must remain innovative, nimble and wary of too much regulation to stay ahead of the game, according to a panel of experts in the captive insurance sector at a roundtable sponsored by Appleby.

Silent evidence in the captive insurance landscape

North America06-01-2022Captive

‘Silent’ evidence is information we don’t have access to due to the type of data being collected or our own inability to recognise that it exists, and it needs to be taken into account when considering risk placement for a captive, says Enoch Starnes of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group.

Bureaucracy or autonomy: control vs innovation

North America13-12-2021Captive

Today, most underwriting decisions are made by committees, split equally between the lawyers and the actuaries rather than the underwriters, without bringing better results, says Greg Lang of the Reinsurance and Insurance Network.

‘23 and me (and you and the Fed)


Given the Democrats’ control of the house, senate, and executive it seems unlikely we will see a rate increase in 2022, says Jack Meskunas of Oppenheimer.

Mergers under ‘common control’—a problem shared is a problem halved

Cayman Islands02-12-2021

Economic disruption wrought by COVID-19 continues to impact decision-makers across industries. The insurance sector was no exception to the hardening marketplace, particularly for actors within the healthcare sector. Boards of directors require a creative and flexible approach to weather this storm, write Dara Keogh, Alan Shek and Preshan Moodliar of Grant Thornton.

Streamlined account opening supports Guernsey’s buoyant captive insurance market


Lloyds Bank International’s new account opening service has been well received by the industry and captive managers in Guernsey.

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