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IRS spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt to increase its own revenues: CIC Services

North America25-03-2020

The IRS is spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt about the captive industry in an effort to increase its own revenues, according to Sean King, principal of CIC Services.

Free COVID-19 testing will not impact high deductible health plans: Alera Group

North America16-03-2020

Participants in high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will maintain eligibility to health savings accounts (HSA) even if testing or treatment for coronavirus is provided before their deductible is met. 

IRS confirms CFSIC payments not considered income

North America28-11-2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC) is not required to issue federal tax form 1099s, used to declare miscellaneous income, to homeowners it has assisted in repairing their crumbling foundations. 

Carr, Riggs & Ingram expands presence in Mississippi

North America25-07-2019

Accountancy and advisory firm Carr, Riggs and Ingram (CRI) has expanded its presence in Mississippi via a merger with WM. F. Horne and Company.

Pinnacle names new consulting actuary

North America20-06-2019

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources has promoted Nicholas Gurgone to consulting actuary.

Captives used to dodge primary rate hikes by accessing reinsurers direct


Many large companies are looking to better leverage their captives to avoid “unbudgeted” rate hikes on their traditional insurance programmes, John English, CEO, captive and insurance management, Aon, told Captive International.

Companies use analytics to dodge hardening rates by leveraging captives


A hardening market has prompted many companies to explore ways of leveraging their captive to help dodge or at least offset some of the rate increases, according to Jason Flaxbeard, executive managing director, captive management and consulting, Beecher Carlson.

Captive premium growth for cyber risk up 263%

North America11-06-2019

Captive premium growth for cyber risk has accelerated by 263 percent in the past year, according to Aon.

IRS intended to use undercover tapes in Artex microcaptive case

North America03-06-2019Owen Faulkner

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had planned to use tape recordings of an undercover agent looking to form an 831(b) captive with Tribeca Strategic Advisors - now part of Artex Risk Solutions - in order to support its argument that a captive in a recent lawsuit lacked economic substance.

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