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Blockchain: the revolution of the claims process

Europe24-09-2018CaptiveTatjana Winter

For products that are difficult or even impossible to insure, the combination of the blockchain with parametric triggers seems to reveal possibilities which previously could only be dreamed about, says Tatjana Winter of the BlockART Institute.

The cost benefits of medical stop loss captives

North America24-09-2018CaptiveAnne Marie Towle

When healthcare costs continue to rise, captives can provide customised transfer solutions that improve the financial management of many employer-sponsored health plans. Anne Marie Towle of JLT Insurance Management (USA) has the details.

The shifting European captives landscape

Europe17-09-2018CaptiveCiarán Healy

Solvency II, Brexit and OECD BEPS are some of the influential forces reshaping the captives domicile landscape in Europe, and many captive owners are looking at the growing attractiveness of onshore vs offshore, explains Ciaran Healy of Willis Towers Watson.

Judgment time for small captives goes on

North America17-09-2018Captive

Fresh from its victory in the Avrahami and Reserve Mechanical cases, the IRS has set its sights on three more small captives. If it keeps winning, could that spell doom and gloom for the small captives sector, or the wider captive insurance industry? Captive International investigates.

Hawaii as a captive domicile: quality, not quantity


Slow and steady growth has served the state of Hawaii well and continues to be one of the reasons it is consistently on the list of top domiciles for captives, says Paul Shimomoto of the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council.

A bright future for captives

North America04-09-2018Captive

Utah has become a leading domicile for captives on the back of technical innovation and affordability. Travis Wegkamp, captive director, Utah Insurance Department, outlines what has been achieved so far— and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Building on experience

North America04-09-2018Captive

On May 18, 2018, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster signed into law H. 4675, a package of amendments to the domicile’s captives legislation, which was first enacted in 2000. Jay Branum, director of captives in the South Carolina Department of Insurance, explains the background and the effects to US Captive.

The sky isn’t falling and risk pools aren’t dead

North America04-09-2018Captive

Don’t heed the ‘Chicken Littles’: the outcomes of recent court cases should not hurt the legitimate wing of risk pools, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.

Dealing with the threat of extra-domicile tax

North America28-08-2018Captive, LegislationJoseph Holahan

A regulatory enforcement action has raised the spectre of how and whether captives may be subject to unexpected premium tax liabilities in states outside their domicile. Joseph Holahan of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin explores the issue.

Avrahami and Reserve Mechanical: a regulator’s perspective

North America28-08-2018CaptiveJohn Talley

The captives world is processing the implications of two high-profile court cases involving captives. Here, John Talley, captive program manager in the Missouri Department of Insurance, gives his perspective on what the cases mean for regulators.

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