What do we make of all the recent publicity on risk pools?

Contributed by ICCIE Board Member and ACI Graduate, Joanne Shaver of Intuitive Companies Unfortunately, risk pools are getting a lot of negative attention from the IRS following the Avrahami, Reserve Mechanical and Syzygy Insurance tax court cases. Risk pooling is a standard practice of insurance.  It is a way for insurance companies to reduce the…

Press Release – February 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ************************ The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the official education program of the captive insurance industry. ************************ New ICCIE Course Discounts For RIMS Members   ICCIE is pleased to announce a new cooperative agreement with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Starting…

Is a Captive Run Like an Insurance Company?

Contributed by ICCIE Board Member, Ben Whitehouse of Butler, Snow LLP One of the most common admonitions given to prospective and current captive owners is that a captive must be run like an insurance company. I’m still not exactly sure what that means in the context of a captive in the sense that many attributes…

A New Standard for the Captive Industry

Dennis Silvia, Cedar Consulting The beginning of a new year always causes me to think back over the previous year, and in the captive insurance world there has been a lot happening.  Captives continue to be a target for the IRS and they have been successful in winning cases against a couple of egregious captive…

Press Release – August 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the official education program of the captive insurance industry. ************************ CICA Continues as Leading Financial Supporter of ICCIE The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) continued its terrific financial support for ICCIE with a contribution of $10,000, presented during the ICCIE Board’s Annual Meeting just prior…

Press Release – June 28, 2018

Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the official education program of the captive insurance industry. ************************ CICA to Offer One-Year Free Membership to New ACI Graduates ICCIE is delighted to partner with the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) on a new program intended to support the career development and educational needs of captive professionals.…

Press Release- April 17, 2018

Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the official education program of the captive insurance industry. ************************ ICCIE Announces New CE Guidelines ICCIE is delighted to announce some changes to our continuing education (CE) guidelines for graduates of our Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation. The new schematic will make it more convenient and easier…

Press Release – February 22, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the education program of the captive insurance industry. ************************ ICCIE Launches Its New LinkedIn Page     It’s finally here!  ICCIE has launched its LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/school/iccie/).  We expect our site to be an excellent resource to help you connect with other captive professionals…

Press Release – January 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As we launch into 2018, ICCIE is looking forward to a year of tremendous activity.  Just as the new year brings a number of fresh initiatives, the past year ended with a bang.  Here are some developments we would like to share with you: ************************  Lesley Thompson Announced as ICCIE Fellow At…

Press Release – September 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ICCIE finished the summer with some big updates on the heels of a number of changes we have enacted in the last 18 months. We’re very proud to make the following announcements: ************************  Tina Truax McCuin Announced as ICCIE Fellow At the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) annual conference general session last…

ICCIE Press Release – July 20, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) Announces Some Big Changes   ICCIE has announced some big changes and improvements in recent months – we want to be sure you haven’t missed any of the news. Here are some noteworthy developments: ************************ The Captive Career Center The International Center for…

ICCIE Press Release – August 2, 2016

Anniversary Celebration – 12 Big Ones! On the evening of Monday, August 8th, ICCIE will celebrate another anniversary: number 12! The big Burlington Community Boathouse event – which has become recognized as the unofficial opening of the VCIA conference – is open to all and runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Come celebrate the success of the…

ICCIE Press Release

Announcing ICCIE at The ASHRM Academy, Successful New ICCIE Elective: “Captive Claims Management Best Practices & Reinsurance”, More ICCIE Webcasting Live From Captive Conferences, ICCIE Sustainability Fund, New Faculty and Board Member, Upcoming Events and Recent ACI Recipients