Underwriting software

should your public entity participate in a risk sharing pool

Hot Topic Issue: What is The Tax Shelter Captive?

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…

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Will Captives Use BMA’s Regulatory Sandbox?

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has opened an application process designed for insurers interested in experimenting with new technologies within a relatively risk-free and carefully modified regulatory environment. A regulatory sandbox is a new and extremely relevant concept as the insurance industry expands in non-traditional ways and leverages new technology. Here are a few examples of…

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should your public entity participate in a risk sharing pool

Best Practices for Locking Down Your SaaS Enterprise Security

Small to medium-sized insurance companies are turning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with an ever-increasing frequency. It is important that data channeled through SaaS is safe and secure to the greatest degree possible against being lost, stolen or corrupted. There are recommended measures that can be taken to help protect sensitive data from being compromised.   Avoid…

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should your public entity participate in a risk sharing pool

8 Strengths of A Powerful and Practical Insurance ERM Framework

Small insurers hold an advantageous position in the industry. Their flexibility allows for speed and customization. They offer and manage traditional and non-traditional insurance policies while accessing similar digital tools and insurance underwriting software as their larger, and less personable, competitors. By leveraging the power of ERM frameworks, small insurers are able to assess risk…

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Insurance software solutions for the 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…

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Digital Insurance Kids

Small Insurers and Digital Insurance

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…

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How Risk-sharing pools have surpassed commercial insurance for public entities

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…

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Key benefits of implementing Digital RMIS Technologies for 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…

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Insurance Underwriting Software is Here and The Future is Now

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…

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Captive Insurance

5 Key Factors a Company Must Consider Before Forming a Captive

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…

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