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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical polices within global captive programmes are becoming increasingly popular. Matthias Helmbold, head of technical and services at MAXIS GBN, has the details on market scalability and challenges in the healthcare and employee benefits captives marketplace.
Established companies in the captive insurance market are developing business models that incorporate cryptocurrency and blockchain. Tatjana Winter, head of BlockART institute, has the details.
Proposed association health plan regulations by the US Department of Labor could open up opportunities for captives, as Phillip Giles, vice president, sales and marketing, accident & health at QBE North America explains.
Agribusiness encompasses a large number of operations, each with common and distinct risks that may be suitable for a captive insurance company, explains John Talley of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.
Multi-asset strategies can provide an attractive investment approach for captive insurance companies, as Andries Hoekema, global head of insurance segment, HSBC Global Asset Management, explains.
Cyber risk is evolving but so are the risk transfer solutions available, Anup Seth, managing director of Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda), tells Captive International.