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Addressing rising medical costs with a captive

North America22-10-2020Employee Benefits

Having a captive has been transformational for GSK’s health and wellbeing strategy, allowing it to redirect medical spend to the most appropriate areas through data-driven targeted intervention, says the firm’s Anthony Tropea.

Adapting risk strategies to cope with COVID-19

Global, North America11-05-2020

Risk managers entered 2020 with certain expectations about the challenges and opportunities the year would present. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to throw their plans out of the window, and rethink how to manage their exposures in a world that suddenly looks very different, says Milliman’s Mike Meehan.

Changing times, changing captives

Global07-05-2020

As the global economy and infrastructure continue to weather what feels like more and more storms, many companies find themselves in the middle of cost containment and restructuring strategies. Taking on more risk during these disruptive times may seem counterintuitive, but organisations with existing captives or plans to launch them are doing just that, says Adam Miholic of Hylant.

How captives benefit commercial P&C agents

North America24-02-2020Captive

Too many insurance agencies ignore captives. This is an increasingly risky strategy, as their clients may be looking to get into this market. If their existing agent or broker cannot help them make the move, clients may look to a competitor who can, say Jeremy Colombik and John Dohn of MSI.

Captives and the commercial property market

North America21-02-2020

The hardening market has encouraged commercial property companies to reconsider their insurance arrangements. Captives offer numerous advantages that can translate to better or cheaper coverage, says Gary Osborne of Risk Partners.

Navigating the hard market for SMEs

Global19-02-2020Captive

For the first time in a long while rates are on the rise across almost all classes of business. Although it may not seem like it to the insurance buyer, many insureds have long been beneficiaries of an artificially soft market. Now, SMEs are assessing their options, and there are several potentially attractive ones in the captives space, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.

Is a captive right for you?

Global04-02-2020Captive

A captive can be a useful tool to help a company manage its risk, but they are not suitable for everyone. Scott Bailey from Carr, Riggs and Ingram outlines some of the factors prospective captive owners should consider before taking the plunge.

Microcaptives help facilitate ERM programmes for SMEs

North America13-06-2019Ryan Ralston

An enterprise risk management micro-captive programme may not be as robust as a mega-company's ERM programme, but many of the same benefits may be achieved. Ryan Ralston, director of risk management at Elevate Captives, has the details.

Why schemes need to be mindful of the 20:50 rule - and how ICCs can help

Guernsey04-02-2019Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley

It is only a matter of time before a more simplified approach to longevity swaps becomes more prevalent, Robus Insurance (Guernsey) directors Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley, explain.

Captives for defined benefit pensions

Guernsey01-01-2019Alternative risk transfer, CaptiveDavid Riley and Frank Oldham

Against a backdrop of high-profile failures and closures of benefit schemes, captives have become an attractive alternative over the last few years, explains David Riley, risk consultant, and Frank Oldham, strategic consultant, at Robus Group.

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