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CIPR puts spotlight on captive reinsurance transactions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2015) More than 400 regulators, consumer representatives and industry stakeholders discussed captive reinsurance at a forum coordinated by the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR). The symposium, CIPR Fall Event: Regulation of Captives, was held in conjunction with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) 2015 Fall National Meeting. NAIC President-Elect and Missouri Insurance Director John M. Huff hosted the forum.

"Today, we have assembled a dynamic group of presenters and panelists to take a closer look from all sides at the benefits and challenges of using captives to determine impacts to the insurance industry and consumers, not just in my state, but across the country," said Huff in his opening remarks.

The non-advocacy, nonpartisan educational forum on the regulation of captive insurance companies highlighted a number of issues facing regulators and the insurance industry. Topics addressed included recent trends in the use of captives, their use of capital, confidentiality, and disclosure and transparency. They also discussed potential regulatory solutions.

NAIC Secretary-Treasurer and Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel, Rhode Island Deputy Director and Superintendent of Insurance and Banking Joseph Torti, III, and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart also participated in the event.

The CIPR's mission is to serve federal and state lawmakers, federal and state regulatory agencies, international regulatory agencies and insurance consumers by enhancing intergovernmental cooperation and awareness, improving consumer protection and promoting legitimate marketplace competition.

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