Newsletters

SRS publishes a quarterly newsletter, called 180°, a guide to what’s hot in the world of captives and ART. 180° contains articles on topical issues affecting captives, updates from captive domiciles and news from the SRS captive team.

The most recent issue of 180° looks at changes in the 831(b) election taking effect for tax years after December 31, 2016, including restrictions on who can take the election and an increase in the premium limit. In our second article, we look at the recent decision by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to exclude captives from membership in the Federal Home Loan Banks. Our news section includes the results of our annual customer satisfaction survey, Coverys’ strategic investment in SRS and the results of the Business Insurance survey of captive managers which saw SRS ranked as the largest independent manager.

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180° Archives:

  • Issue 42, Q3 2015 (Small Captive Developments, Montana Decision Upholds PCC Structure, Court of Appeal Upholds Validus Decision)
  • Issue 41, Q1 2015 (RRG Market Review, TRIA Extension Passes)
  • Issue 40, Q4 2014 (PPACA and Captives, FHFA Re-Evaluates Captives, Captives Outperform Commercial Insurers)
  • Issue 39, Q3 2014 (Vermont Separate Accounts, FATCA Goes into Effect, TRIA Update)
  • Issue 38, Q2 2014 (The State of the Captive Market, Rent-a-Center, CICA Market Survey)
  • Issue 37, Q1 2014 (Captives for Tax-exempt Organizations, Reciprocals)
  • Issue 35, Q2 2013 (Captives and Self-Procurement Tax, Cayman Passes Incorporated Cell Legislation)
  • Issue 36, Q3 2013 (The Feasibility Process, A Guide to Collateral Needs)
  • Issue 35, Q2 2013 (Captives and Self-Procurement Tax, Cayman Passes Incorporated Cell Legislation)
  • Issue 34, Q1 2013 (2013 Tax Changes – Impact on Captives, ERX – The SRS Risk Pool)
  • Issue 33, Q3 2012 (Measuring Captive Performance, 2012 Healthcare Benchmarking Study)
  • Issue 32, Q2 2012 (RRGs – A Market Update, Spotlight on Tennessee)
  • Issue 31, Q1 2012 (Health Insurance in Captives, 2012 Market Update)
  • Issue 30, Q4 2011 (831b Captives, Risk Pooling)
  • Issue 29, Q3 2011 (The Evolution and use of Cell Captives, SRS Completes SAS70)
  • Issue 28, Q2 2011 (Enterprise Risk Management for Captives, SRS Client Symposium)
  • Issue 27, Q1 2011 (2011 Captive Market Update, Spotlight on Delaware)
  • Issue 26, Q4 2010 (How to Manage Your Captive’s Investment Portfolio, The Insurance Law, 2010)
  • Issue 25, Q3 2010 (Captive Strategy Questions, Spotlight on Washington DC)
  • Issue 24, Q2 2010 (Group Health Insurance and Captives, The Impact of Healthcare Reform)
  • Issue 23, Q1 2010 (Optimizing Your Captive’s Capital, Spotlight on Hawaii)
  • Issue 22, Q4 2009 (Pros and Cons of Group Captives, Employee Benefits Update)
  • Issue 21, Q3 2009 (Insuring Physician Groups, Jack McCarthy Interview)
  • Issue 20, Q2 2009 (Property Insurance and Captives, RRG Update)
  • Issue 19, Q1 2009 (Captive Market Update, Tom Jones Interview)
  • Issue 18, Q4 2008 (Employee Benefits in Captives, Hugh Rosenbaum Interview)
  • Issue 17, Q3 2008 (Focus on Risk Retention Groups)
  • Issue 16, Q2 2008 (The State of the Market for Healthcare Captives)
  • Issue 15, Q1 2008 (TRIA and Captives, Domicile News)
  • Issue 14, Q4 2007 (Redomestication, IRS Proposed Regulations)
  • Issue 13, Q3 2007 (Soft Market – Impact on Captives, Western Domiciles)
  • Issue 12, Q2 2007 (Captive Tax Update, Domicile News)
  • Issue 11, Q1 2007 (2006 Captive Review; Outlook for 2007)
  • Issue 10, Q3 2006 (Captives – a risk management solution for the building industry)
  • Issue 9, Q2 2006 (Medical Mal Practice; Proliferation of new domiciles)
  • Issue 8, Q1 2006 (2005 Beyond the numbers; SRS expands offshore team)
  • Issue 7, Q3 2005 (Selecting a domicile; Domicile overview)
  • Issue 6, Q2 2005 (Managing collateral requirements; Washington D.C. update)
  • Issue 5, Q1 2005 (Rent versus own; Cayman update)
  • Issue 4, Q4 2004 (Employee benefits in captives; Vermont update)
  • Issue 3, Q3 2004 (Small insurance company tax regulations; Bermuda update)
  • Issue 2, Q2 2004 (The fronting market; Arizona update)
  • Issue 1, Q1 2004 (Capital demands; South Carolina update)