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    CAPTIVES FOR REPUTATION RISK: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AGENTS

CAPTIVES FOR REPUTATION RISK: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AGENTS

ARTful Measures There’s a growing role for agents in identifying and managing reputation risk Corporate risk management has changed significantly over the past 10-plus years as companies have grown and matured. The most important change involves emerging risks. These risks are triggered by unexpected events, such as the volcanic eruption in Iceland, or familiar risks in unfamiliar conditions, such as the churning of mortgages that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

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    RISK RETENTION GROUPS: THINKING LOCALLY

RISK RETENTION GROUPS: THINKING LOCALLY

ARTful Measures Is a single-state approach, like that of Indiana’s IPS, the future of RRGs? The introduction in 1981 of risk retention group (RRG) legislation—specifically the Product Liability Risk Retention Act of 1981—led to active federal involvement in the commercial insurance marketplace. Prior to this regulation, oversight of the insurance industry had been left to individual states. The Act was driven by a nationwide shortage of product liability and   completed

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    CAPTIVE INSURERS: ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER AT ITS BEST?

CAPTIVE INSURERS: ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER AT ITS BEST?

Opportunities abound for mid-sized agents and brokers to profit from the captive trend ARTful Measures By Michael J. Moody, MBA, ARM Several years ago you could set your clock by where the underwriting cycle was in the commercial property and casualty insurance market. Seven years on the dot. Rates would, for the most part, follow this predetermined timetable. If it was year three into the cycle, you knew you had

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    U.S. Healthcare is Broken

U.S. Healthcare is Broken

Bermuda Captive Conference keynote discusses seven tools to help reduce healthcare costs  The cost of healthcare in the United States is twice that of any other developed country. Despite this fact, the U.S. still doesn’t provide the best care. This results in a situation where we are not receiving the best healthcare for the least amount of money. In fact, we have one of the most costly healthcare systems of

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    ALTERNATIVE MARKET REPORT

ALTERNATIVE MARKET REPORT

From the Fifties to the future The phenomenon known as the “alternative market” began nearly six decades ago. Originally, the market included just a handful of Fortune 500 corporations looking for a viable risk-financing approach. They wanted to better align their organizations’ losses with what they were paying for commercial insurance. At about the same time, insurance innovator Fred Reiss, a former property insurance engineer who became an insurance broker

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