The US Department of Labor’s final rules for association health plans are well intended but fall short on delivery, says Phillip Giles of QBE North America.
The OECD’s latest proposed changes to international tax law take aim at multinational enterprises and intra-group transactions. But what do they mean for the industry? JLT Insurance Management’s Kiki Oyemhen and Alexandra Gedge break it down.
A risk-reward model, strong risk management and member engagement are all key to the success of a medical stop loss group captive, as Joe Parrilli and Jim Merkel of Captive Resources explain to US Captive.
Although agency captives are by no means new, the encouragement of US domestic domiciles through new legislation in recent years has brought them into greater focus as agents realise the potential to become a stronger player in the market. US Captive has the details.
Against a backdrop of legal battles and regulatory changes, small captives have been through a lot. But how much has the landscape changed, and are 831(b)s still an attractive option for the middle market? US Captive investigates.
Against a backdrop of rising costs in the commercial health insurance market, companies across the US are increasingly looking to self-fund their employee health insurance plans through medical stop loss captives. US Captive finds out how much the sector is growing.
As the cannabis industry in the US continues to grow, its insurance needs grow with it. Inadequacies of the commercial market and complex coverage needs present a prime opportunity for captives to step in, so what does the future hold? US Captive investigates.
Dan Towle reflects on his first year as president of CICA, his outlook on the market and the importance of continuing to fuel innovation in the captives sector.
US tax reform provisions have created a substantial tax burden for US insurers conducting business in offshore jurisdictions. Vermont has stepped in with new captive legislation that aims to provide a more favourable onshore alternative, Sandy Bigglestone, director of captive insurance, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, tells Captive International.
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.