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Treasury and IRS Issue New Proposed PFIC Regulations Aimed at Hedge Fund Reinsurers

Passive foreign investment company (PFIC) regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to close reinsurer PFIC loophole.
May 06, 2015 Read More
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Consider Future Financial Exam Costs When Choosing a Captive Domicile

Financial exam fees passed through to captive insurers vary from domicile to domicile; consider them in feasibility studies.
February 05, 2015 Read More
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Captive Insurers Can Facilitate ERM Programs

World Captive Forum 2015 speakers explain how a captive insurance company can be used to support an enterprise risk management (ERM) program.
February 04, 2015 Read More

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Validus Court Holds FET Not Applicable to Foreign Reinsurance

Validus holding that federal excise tax (FET) does not apply to foreign reinsurance transactions is affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
May 27, 2015 Read More
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Healthmark Case Changes Brother-Sister Captive Tax Treatment

Captive insurance involving single-member limited liability companies may now qualify as insurance for tax purposes due to a recent decision in the Healthmark case.
April 06, 2015 Read More
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IRS Dirty Dozen Abusive Tax Structures Single Out Micro-Captives

In IR-2015-19, the IRS explained that 831(b) micro-captives may be considered abusive tax structures and outlined determining criteria.
February 06, 2015 Read More
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Medical Stop Loss in Captives

Placing medical stop loss coverage in a captive insurance company can provide substantial savings to employers.
February 06, 2015 Read More

Recent News

Reinsurer Underwriting Results for First Quarter 2015 Released

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Only 8 of the group of 18 reinsurers reported an increase over the same period last year in net written premiums for the first quarter, as shown in the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) 2015 survey of reinsurers’ statutory underwriting results.
May 27, 2015 Read More

Revised NAIC Accreditation Preamble Discussion Today

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The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee has scheduled an interim committee meeting for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST today (May 26, 2015) to discuss the comments it has received and consider adopting the revised Part A Accreditation Preamble.
May 26, 2015 Read More

In Observance of Memorial Day

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Captive.com wants to take this opportunity with Memorial Day approaching to join the president in remembering our fallen heroes who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
May 22, 2015 Read More

WRCIC Shares "Gateway to Captives" Presentations

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More than 150 attendees at the recent Western Region Captive Insurance Conference (WRCIC) enjoyed some excellent presentations. Thanks to David Dimit, WRCIC, Captive.com is pleased to share copies of the slides for several of the sessions:
May 22, 2015 Read More

The World of Captives: Growth and Opportunities without Borders

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Marsh, the world’s largest captive manager, has issued its 8th consecutive Annual Captive Benchmarking Report, which benchmarks the 1,109 captives managed by Marsh globally.
May 21, 2015 Read More

Federal Reinsurance Tax Proposal Opposition Expressed

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The Laffer Center, the Tax Foundation, and the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) have expressed their opposition to a budget proposal that would eliminate the deduction for reinsurance premiums paid to foreign affiliates by U.S.-based, foreign-owned companies.
May 20, 2015 Read More

Captive Thought Leader Videos Added to Captive.com

New Captive Thought Leader Videos on Captive.com add a wealth of information on captive insurance fundamentals directly from experienced industry leaders.
May 19, 2015 Read More

Analysis of Risk Retention Groups Shows Financial Stability

Demotech's recently released analysis of risk retention groups at year-end 2014 indicates RRGs continue to exhibit financial stability.
May 18, 2015 Read More

Captive Industry in Cayman Impacted by Healthcare Consolidation

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The ongoing consolidation of healthcare systems in the United States as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is leading to consolidation among medical captives in Cayman, the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) chairman said during an A.M. BestTV interview.
May 15, 2015 Read More