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    VCIA: A YEAR OF CHANGE

VCIA: A YEAR OF CHANGE

New faces, new legislation support agency and broker role in captive market As attendees gather for this year’s Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s (VCIA) annual captive conference, which is expected to attract north of 1,100 professionals to Burlington, one person will be missing from the Vermont contingent. Dan Towle, who for more than 17 years was a nationally recognized leader in captive insurance and has been credited as a key figure

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    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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