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A new breed of captives

North America30-07-2018CaptiveOwen Faulkner

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.

Sweetening the deal? A captive’s value in the context of M&A

North America30-07-2018CaptiveMatthew Queen

Captives can provide value to their affiliated groups and be an intrinsic part of business owners’ exit strategy calculus—or just as easily a burden, says Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.

Medical stop loss for single parent captives

North America16-07-2018Captive, Health, Risk managementPhillip Giles

As medical costs continue to rise and regulatory uncertainties threaten the amount of control employers are able to maintain within more conventional insurance structures, interest in self-funding and medical stop loss captives will continue to grow, says Phillip Giles of QBE North America.

Reserve Mechanical and the war on small captives

North America09-07-2018CaptiveMatthew Queen

Much like Avrahami, the Reserve Mechanical case is another notch on the IRS’s belt as it continues on its warpath against small captives, hurting the legitimate structures in the process. But what went wrong? Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management breaks it down.

When the captive fits: the healthcare and employee benefits marketplace

Global02-07-2018Captive, Employee Benefits, HealthMatthias Helmbold

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.

Navigating the different captive insurance domiciles post-tax reform

North America28-06-2018CaptiveMatthew Queen

US tax reform has increased the burden of tax compliance for captive insurers and created uncertainty as to where one might choose to domicile, although it’s not all bad news, explains Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.

Premium payments and captives: cryptocurrency use cases

Europe18-06-2018CaptiveTatjana Winter

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.

Mitigating cyber risk via captives

North America11-06-2018Captive, CyberSteven Bauman

The direct and indirect impacts of a cyber attack can be substantial, but a captive can be an efficient and effective mechanism for financing and managing this continually evolving risk. Steven Bauman of XL Catlin has the details.

Blockchain and captives: effectively managing all the moving parts

UK11-06-2018CaptiveAlexandra Gedge

Utilising blockchain can improve time and resource efficiencies, making all the links in the chain work smoothly, but blockchain’s success depends on the industry working together, according to Alexandra Gedge of JLT Insurance Management.

The implications of captives for association health plans

North America04-06-2018Captive, Health

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.

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