Companies are increasingly competing not only on salaries but also on employee benefits. The challenge is to offer best-in-class benefits without causing costs to escalate out of control. The way to achieve this could be to offer benefits through a captive. Captive International reports on the approach of MAXIS GBN.
Organisations should be using their captives to manage emerging risks in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, says Michael Zuckerman of the Temple University Fox School of Business.
After a major crisis such as COVID-19 or Hurricane Katrina there are always assurances that lessons have been learned. This time the insurance industry really needs to change, says Greg Lang of the Reinsurance and Insurance Network.
It may come as a surprise to many insurtech companies, but it is probably easier to build a captive insurance company than to partner with a commercial provider. The insurance industry is awash with outdated firms, IT systems and business practices, which often makes it an ineffective partner, says Zach Finn of Butler University.
The commercial insurance model is a zero-sum game between supposedly collaborating insurers seeking competitive advantage with the end customer. Owning a captive puts the insured at the heart of the value chain, dramatically changing the product-service dynamic, says Allan Rodrigues at Captive Insurance Solutions NZ.
Active shooter/workplace violence insurance programmes vary widely. In the last of a four-part series about the impact and aftermath of an active shooter event, Paul Marshall of McGowan Program Administrators outlines 11 things companies should look for when considering which policy to buy.
With insurance renewals becoming more challenging for brokers and risk managers, formalised risk retention can improve negotiating strength with commercial insurers and secure improvements in price, terms, and conditions, says Marsh’s Derek Bridgeman.
Value-based healthcare can deliver sizable new sources of revenue, but there is also a real risk of meaningful losses. Fortunately, new insurance programmes and captive insurance models are emerging that enable providers to pursue these new revenue opportunities without taking on more risk exposure than they can tolerate, says Dave Terry of Archway Health.
Udo Kappes is chairman of the European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association. Captive International talked to him about the outlook for the market, regulation and why people should not be so hung up on numbers.
Towing companies in the US have traditionally found the process of procuring insurance a frustrating experience. The coverage on offer rarely suited their specific needs, and it was expensive. The solution was to create TowCap Premier, the towing industry’s first group captive. Solomon Teague reports.