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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several key areas that captive owners and international regulators might wish to consider in the pursuit of optimising an insured’s risk finance strategy, as Stuart King of SRS Europe and Derick White of Strategic Risk Solutions explain.
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.