Category: Self-Insurance, Captives and Pool Issues

Captive Solutions for Complex Risks in the Absence of Extensive Loss History

In a recent article published by Captive International, Sol Feinberg and Enoch Starnes discuss how the captive insurance space serves as an enticing option for entities faced with emerging or complex risks which often have limited amounts of historical data points. While this presents obstacles for actuarial analytics using traditional methods, it doesn’t mean actuarial […]

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A Reflection on Data and Analytics for Captives

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss, “A Reflection on Data and Analytics for Captives". In it, they examine the business world’s reliance on data and analytics as decision-making tools, and how it has undoubtedly increased over the past two decades. Captive insurance has, of course, been no […]

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Adapting Your Captive for a Shifting Risk Landscape

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss, “Adapting Your Captive for a Shifting Risk Landscape". In it, they examine how a company’s risk profile can shift dramatically and without any warning. The impact of a global pandemic, a rising tide of shock verdicts, and an increasingly complex cyber landscape have […]

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Captive Market Trends, and Predictions for the Year Ahead

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes were recently featured in an article by Captive Insurance Times titled, "Going for Gold". Along with other industry leaders, they discuss 2023's captive market performance, trends and developments, and share predictions for the year ahead.  In regards to the year ahead, Michelle states in the article, “The sustainability of new […]

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Optimizing Cyber Risk Management: Key Captive Considerations

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Jason Luckett discuss, “Optimizing Cyber Risk Management: Key Captive Considerations”. In it, they examine the parameters of cyber risk, and how it changes constantly as hackers adapt and expand their avenues of threat. It is important to understand that cyber risk should always be […]

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Legislative Changes and Captive Actuarial Analytics

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss “Legislative Changes and Captive Actuarial Analytics”. In it, they examine recent legal developments in the United States and how they might affect the captive insurance industry. The insurance world is constantly evolving, and exponentially so for the types of risks commonly insured through […]

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Inflation and Captive Analytics

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes recently authored an article for Captive International titled "Inflation and Captive Analytics”. While US inflation rates have slowed in recent months, the 2022 annual rate is almost certain to at least double the country’s historical average. Apart from a select few outliers, the global economic landscape doesn’t appear to be […]

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'An Actuarial Advantage' Has Been Revised!

Fifteen years ago, Tim Coomer created “An Actuarial Advantage” with the goal of educating his fellow insurance colleagues on actuarial concepts and methodology. With well over 100,000 copies of the book now in circulation, we are excited to publish a new edition marking the 15th Anniversary of its initial release. Even in light of the […]

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10 Quick Ratios to Health-Check Your Captive

In a recent article published by Captive International, Lori Ussery discusses “10 Quick Ratios to Health-Check Your Captive”. These ratios provide valuable insight into the overall financial viability of a captive and identify areas which may need focused attention. Click to view the article The ratios covered in Lori’s article are often included as part […]

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Tracking Estimated Required Reserve Changes for Captives

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes recently authored an article for Captive International titled "Tracking Estimated Required Reserve Changes for Captives”. The modern captive insurance landscape encompasses a wide array of risks, ranging from traditional, well-understood coverages to emerging perils with limited historical information. No matter what risks are placed into a captive, it will at […]

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