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Captive management is a multi-faceted endeavor with two basic objectives: to manage risk and preserve assets for the insured. One of the primary aspects of captive management is the matter of underwriting. Regardless of premium rate structures and other aspects of captive management, the functionality of the underwriting system can make or break the captive. Before spending thousands of dollars on insurance software, including insurance policy...

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Offerings such as SaaS (Software As A Service) and cloud technology are allowing smaller insurance companies to run state-of-the-art insurance management software and underwriting software through partnerships with companies serving as third-party providers of these services. While the improved, streamlined services for clients has helped to boost insurance sales and improve services to existing customers, the initial processes involved for transitioning to a SaaS system can...

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When the federal government adopted The Tax Shelter Captive IRC 831(b), captive insurers were provided the opportunity to deduct premiums from their tax bill. The benefits are obvious. Unfortunately, those benefits led to an abuse of the system. Some captive insurance groups are merely tax shelters that offer little to no risk coverage. How do you know that the captive you are joining, or the one...

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Smaller insurance companies are migrating away from traditional in-house hardware and software systems, and who can blame them? New and innovative cloud-based applications are now available that save these companies time, money and headaches. These systems, known as Software as a Service, or SaaS, are changing the landscape of insurers and allowing smaller companies to better compete with their larger peers. SaaS is available on many...

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gig-economy

The global corporate landscape is changing and small to medium-sized insurance companies have excellent opportunities to capitalize on these changes. The buzzword fueling the change is known as the "Gig Economy" and it is taking the small business world by storm.   The Gig Economy consists of an ever-growing demographic of individuals who work as independent contractors or freelancers in various capacities. Examples include drivers for Lyft...

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Are Small Insurers at Risk of Becoming “Blockbuster Videos” in a Netflix World?   Having just attended the Digital Insurance Dig-In 2018 annual conference, I felt like I drank innovation from a firehose.  The conference showcased real use-case technology innovations from insurers large and small as well as the latest technologies from upstart and incumbent technology solution providers.   From what I saw at this conference, it appears that...

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risk-sharing

For public entities, such as cities, counties and school districts, risk-sharing pools have provided a viable alternative to commercial insurance plans. Created in the 1970's and revived in the 1980's, public entity pools offer the means to stabilize taxpayer funds for public employee insurance plans.   Public entity risk-sharing pools differ from commercial insurance plans in several ways including funding sources, goals and administration. Commercial insurance carriers,...

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workers-compensation

Self-insured businesses not currently using workers compensation software to manage their risk and claims cost may be doing themselves and their employees a disservice. This is especially true for companies in areas such as construction, energy, and mining that have typically higher risks for on-the-job injuries. For these companies, software designed to manage workers compensation claims can greatly reduce the negative impact to the bottom line...

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insurance-underwriter

Automation has long been seen as a harbinger of the future. When machines can do the thinking, human employment is expected to decline. Underwriting software holds a different promise. Current day insurance companies, even small-to-midsize firms, can see the value of their underwriters intensify. Here are a few ways insurance underwriting software makes the underwriter of the future stronger. Integrated Tools With a combination of mostly analog...

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Forming a captive is almost identical to forming a company. The parties involved must clarify goals, consider potential partners and follow established protocols. Indeed, when forming a captive, you and your partners are forming a limited liability insurance company. Here are some factors to consider, and some captive insurance technology solutions to implement, before forming your company. Assess Financials A captive insurance company requires start-up funds that...

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