Captives can provide value to their affiliated groups and be an intrinsic part of business owners’ exit strategy calculus—or just as easily a burden, says Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.
As medical costs continue to rise and regulatory uncertainties threaten the amount of control employers are able to maintain within more conventional insurance structures, interest in self-funding and medical stop loss captives will continue to grow, says Phillip Giles of QBE North America.
Much like Avrahami, the Reserve Mechanical case is another notch on the IRS’s belt as it continues on its warpath against small captives, hurting the legitimate structures in the process. But what went wrong? Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management breaks it down.
Medical polices within global captive programmes are becoming increasingly popular. Matthias Helmbold, head of technical and services at MAXIS GBN, has the details on market scalability and challenges in the healthcare and employee benefits captives marketplace.
US tax reform has increased the burden of tax compliance for captive insurers and created uncertainty as to where one might choose to domicile, although it’s not all bad news, explains Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.
Established companies in the captive insurance market are developing business models that incorporate cryptocurrency and blockchain. Tatjana Winter, head of BlockART institute, has the details.
The direct and indirect impacts of a cyber attack can be substantial, but a captive can be an efficient and effective mechanism for financing and managing this continually evolving risk. Steven Bauman of XL Catlin has the details.
Utilising blockchain can improve time and resource efficiencies, making all the links in the chain work smoothly, but blockchain’s success depends on the industry working together, according to Alexandra Gedge of JLT Insurance Management.
Proposed association health plan regulations by the US Department of Labor could open up opportunities for captives, as Phillip Giles, vice president, sales and marketing, accident & health at QBE North America explains.
Labuan prides itself on being a unique midshore jurisdiction that doesn’t compete with, but rather complements, its Asian neighbours, as Farah Jaafar-Crossby, CEO of the Labuan International Business and Finance Centre Inc, tells Captive International.