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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


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.

Vermont legislature mulls changes to captive insurance regime

North America13-02-2020

Vermont is in the process of updating its captive insurance regime, with a bill currently being considered by the legislature that will make a number of tweaks designed to make it easier to do business and increase transparency. David Provost and Ian Davis talked about the bill with Captive International.

Analytical strategies for a hardening market

North America10-02-2020Captive

With continued reports of double-digit rate increases for some coverages, companies are looking to analytics to leverage their position with insurers and create new strategies for dealing with a hardening market, say Sigma’s Lori Ussery and Michelle Bradley.

IRS steps up war on captive insurance tax dodges

North America05-02-2020Legislation

The Internal Revenue Service has scored some notable victories against abusive micro-captive insurance tax shelters in recent years, with settlement offers to some 200 captives last September earning it floods of cash from captives eager to end their uncertainty. For those that did not receive such a letter however, the 831(b) scandal is far from over, as Solomon Teague reports.

Is a captive right for you?


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.

Becoming an insurance company may be easier than partnering with one


It may come as a surprise to many insurtech companies, but it is probably easier to build a captive insurance company than to partner with a commercial provider. The insurance industry is awash with outdated firms, IT systems and business practices, which often makes it an ineffective partner, says Zach Finn of Butler University.

The value chain approach to insurance


The commercial insurance model is a zero-sum game between supposedly collaborating insurers seeking competitive advantage with the end customer. Owning a captive puts the insured at the heart of the value chain, dramatically changing the product-service dynamic, says Allan Rodrigues at Captive Insurance Solutions NZ.

Choosing an active shooter insurance policy

North America30-01-2020Employee Benefits, Life

Active shooter/workplace violence insurance programmes vary widely. In the last of a four-part series about the impact and aftermath of an active shooter event, Paul Marshall of McGowan Program Administrators outlines 11 things companies should look for when considering which policy to buy.

Strengthen your bargaining position with risk retention

Global29-01-2020Alternative risk transfer, Captive

With insurance renewals becoming more challenging for brokers and risk managers, formalised risk retention can improve negotiating strength with commercial insurers and secure improvements in price, terms, and conditions, says Marsh’s Derek Bridgeman.

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