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Alternative Risk Transfer

    CAPTIVE FEASIBILITY STUDY: A NECESSARY EVIL?

CAPTIVE FEASIBILITY STUDY: A NECESSARY EVIL?

An important first step in delivering strategic risk management value The growth of insurance captives has surprised many in the traditional insurance marketplace. The soft insurance market, people expected, would reduce the interest in captives. Despite conventional wisdom, the captive sector has continued to grow. Along with this growth has come interest from organizations and their agents and brokers in how to make use of captives. But many potential owners

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    VCIA CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

VCIA CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Annual event offers captive insurance insight for agents For more than 30 years, insurance professionals have come to northern Vermont each summer to take part in the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) annual conference. What’s the draw? First of all, it’s northern Vermont—one of the most beautiful places in the country. Second, it’s summer—and Vermont summer weather is picture-perfect. Most important, it’s an event put on by VCIA—the largest association

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    GROUP CAPTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR WORKERS COMP RISKS

GROUP CAPTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR WORKERS COMP RISKS

ARTful Measures As comp premiums rise, group captives become an attractive option Concern about the financial health of the insurance marketplace continues to grow as losses mount. For example, some lines of property insurance are already seeing pricing issues as the market moves through 2017. Some industry observers, however, indicate that pricing in the overall insurance market may be unaffected because of the massive amount of capital that remains. Renewals

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    The Dam Is About to Burst!

The Dam Is About to Burst!

Risk Management Making good risk decisions with the information at hand This past February some 200,000 people were warned to grab what they could and head for higher ground or risk being swept away by the collapse of the Oroville Dam, California’s second largest dam and the tallest in the United States. This catastrophe could have unleashed a 30-foot wall of water that would have swallowed up the towns and

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    LOSS PORTFOLIO TRANSFER: MIDDLE MARKET SOLUTION

LOSS PORTFOLIO TRANSFER: MIDDLE MARKET SOLUTION

ARTful MEASURES Agents and brokers can share this technique with their clients  In today’s capital-rich financial environment, risk managers, corporate CFOs, and others in the C-suite are starting to scrutinize some of their earlier alternative risk transfer (ART) decisions. A number of these decisions surround merger and acquisition activities. These analyses have been occurring with increased frequency over the past dozen or so years. Many industry experts think these kinds

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