As a jurisdiction The Bahamas offers unique advantages when it comes to providing a home for small, private captives: a well-regulated insurance sector and a collaborative public-private sector approach, says Tanya McCartney of the Bahamas Financial Services Board.
Social inflation is on the rise, and with it, loss liability claims. Captives should be aware of this trend and establish strategies to manage the resulting risks, say John Ferrara and Margo Mackenzie of EY.
Connecticut is a relative newcomer to the increasingly competitive world of captive insurance regulation, but has quickly earned a reputation as an attractive domicile. As pressure increases on offshore captives to bring business back onshore, the state hopes to capture a lot of new business. Captive International reports.
With the EU adding Bermuda to its “white list” of fully cooperative tax jurisdictions, the outlook looks bright for Bermuda’s captive insurance industry in 2020, says Nick Miles of Kennedys.
Should pandemic be included in TRIA? What is needed is innovation, not state aid, says Marcus Schmalbach of Ryskex, who takes a look at the current market situation and invokes the spirit of Adam Smith.
When North Carolina’s captive insurance programme began seven years ago, regulators promised flexible, timely regulation that would help new captive insurers form and flourish. North Carolina’s regulators have delivered on their promise, says Barry Smith of the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
In late 2018 the National Risk Retention Association, frustrated by difficulties its members experienced when registering to do business in several non-domiciliary states, petitioned the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for assistance. Jon Harkavy of Risk Services examines the current state of play.
HR professionals are often leaders in workplace violence prevention initiatives. They have a special duty to advance proper prevention initiatives within their organisations, says Paul Marshall of McGowan Program Administrators, in the second of a four-part series about the impact and aftermath of an active shooter event.
Quest is one of the best-known captive service companies in Bermuda and the US and has been forming and managing single parent, group, and association captives since 1979. Jeff Kenneson of Quest Captive Management talked to Captive International about Quest’s business and the trends he is seeing in the market.
Insurance tends to be viewed as a contract, but in reality the choice between one insurance policy and another is more like the one a shopper makes when considering which of two widgets to buy, and that could have profound implications for legal disputes, says Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.