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How to win friends and regulate people

North America20-03-2020Legislation

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.

Changes to the auditor’s report: what you need to know

North America18-03-2020Captive

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has issued Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 134, Auditor Reporting and Amendments, Including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements. Lauren Williams of Johnson Lambert explains what it means for you.

A buyer of insurance or a seller of risk?


Risk managers and CFOs need a plan when approaching the commercial insurance market that will set them apart from the crowd of insurance buyers, says Ryan Ralston from Elevate Risk Solutions.

NAIC RRG task force makes progress

North America06-03-2020

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.

Hardening markets: choice is essential for insurance buyers

Global05-03-2020Captive, PCCs

Dermot Finnerty of White Rock Group shines the spotlight on how changing market conditions are driving demand for risk retention (cell and captive) solutions.

Reinsurance: a capital idea!

North America04-03-2020Alternative risk transfer

Captives have traditionally used reinsurance as a way to shift risk off their balance sheets, but there are numerous other advantages to tapping the reinsurance market. Reinsurers are developing sophisticated and often bespoke tools to help captives to manage their own unique sets of exposures, says Desmond Bohan of BMS Re US.

The captive domicile beauty parade

North America03-03-2020Captive

US states have been applying the finishing touches to their captive insurance regimes, making themselves as attractive as possible to eligible captive owners who are considering where to base their captive. The most desirable captive owners have considerable leverage in negotiating special treatment from state regulators, argues Michael Mead of M.R. Mead and Company.

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


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.

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