Setting up reinsurance companies in jurisdictions such as Bermuda or Cayman gives life insurers significantly more flexibility to manage the complex challenges they face, such as interest rate and longevity risk, says Patrick Ferguson of Marsh.
Richard Colombik and Jeremy Colombik, of Richard M. Colombik & Associates and MSI, respectively, examine the verdict of the Caylor Land and Development v Commissioner case and explain why the court ruled as it did.
The baby boomers are reaching retirement age, but for many, what should be their golden years are proving to be anything but. With many institutions offering substandard care, and insurers abandoning the senior care market, captives can step up and save the day, says Michael Maglaras of Michael Maglaras & Company.
Enterprise risk management is how businesses overcome the human limitations of their management teams when it comes to thinking about the future. Too many businesses treat it as a box-ticking exercise, but a captive can make such a programme more effective, says Randall Davis of Delphi Risk Management.
CaptiV is the next generation of medical stop loss group captives, using advanced data analytics and a more customer-centric approach to help smaller businesses manage their spiralling healthcare costs. With COVID-19 creating a huge backlog of treatments, CaptiV’s creator says there has never been a better time to join such a captive.
Captive International caught up with Belinda Fortman, director of the captive insurance section at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, to ask what is special about Tennessee, which has referred to its captive offering as “the gold standard of the south”.
Why many corporates are turning to cell captives as an alternative to traditional single parent solutions: Barclays [video]
An interview with Hafi Ali, market director at Barclays.
When starting a captive insurance company in a foreign jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands or Bermuda, many prospective captive owners may be excited about the potential tax benefits. However, these tax benefits should never be a primary reason to form a captive, says Daniel Greaves of Grant Thornton.
The hardening of the market happened more quickly in the US than it did in Europe, says Aon’s Vince Barrett. Now, with the impact being felt very keenly by European businesses, Europe can expect to see a significant increase in its captives population. Captive International reports.
Good risk management is crucial to the operation of any business, and captive insurance companies are excellent vehicles for effective risk management, says John Talley of the Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance.