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Amice calls for proportionate application of Solvency II for smaller insurers


The Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (Amice) has called for more effective use of proportionality in the application of Solvency II rules. 

Bahamas-based captive banned from doing business in Washington

North America26-11-2019

The insurance commissioner for the State of Washington has issued a cease and desist order to 2A Insurance, a captive insurance company, preventing it from engaging in any insurance-related activities in the state.

CIC vows to take IRS battle to the Supreme Court

North America03-09-2019

CIC Services has warned the Internal Revenue Service that its battle against the tax authority’s “abuse of law-abiding taxpayers is not over,” vowing to take its case all the way to the Supreme Court. 

US Court of Appeals declines to review CIC case against IRS

North America30-08-2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declined to review the case of CIC Services versus the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which was found in favour of the IRS in 2017.

Economic substance regulation could spell trouble for offshore captives

Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean29-08-2019

Economic substance regulation enacted to appease the EU is undermining the business case for offshore captives, according to Mark Chudleigh, a partner at Kennedys in Bermuda.

Law firm PF+C appoints captives specialist as president

16-07-2019Insurance, Reinsurance

Attorney Peter McDougall, a captives specialist, has been elected as the new president and treasurer of law firm Paul Frank + Collins (PF+C).

Captives could drive innovation in cyber market amid GDPR crackdown

UK10-07-2019Insurance, Reinsurance

A growing number of companies falling foul of general data protection regulations (GDPR) highlights the need for comprehensive cyber coverage. It could also incentivise the formation of more captives, if cyber providers do not up the quality of their offerings, according to experts.

IAIS praises Guernsey's compliance with evolving insurance core principles


Guernsey, which styles itself as Europe's leading captive insurance market, is meeting current international standards in regulating its insurance industry, according to a report published by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

Marsh urges US Senate committee to renew TRIPRA

North America19-06-2019

The US government must renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), due to expire on December 31 next year, according to Tarique Nageer, a property terrorism placement and advisory leader at Marsh.

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