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Puerto Rico as the Bridge Between Latin America and the U.S.
The 2017 Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) International Conference took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 18-19. Session highlights included the advantages of the island’s financial services environment for offshore companies and an overview of the Puerto Rico Insurance Code. An accredited member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Puerto Rico’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OIC) has taken an active role in promoting the island as an ideal domicile for international insurers.
Highlights from the 2017 DCIA Spring Forum
Aaron Hillebrandt May 16, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, Insurance / Insurers, News
The Delaware Captive Insurance Association (DCIA) held its 2017 Spring Forum May 8-9 on the Wilmington riverfront. Conference attendees included leading captive service providers, captive owners and Delaware’s captive regulators. The DCIA Spring Forum provided great networking opportunities and educational sessions. 
Alternative Market Opportunities for the Commercial Auto Industry
Legaré Gresham May 10, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, Alternative Markets, Captives
Recent years have been difficult for the commercial automobile insurance industry. Both frequency and severity have been increasing while rate increases have not been sufficient to keep up. Some large carriers have pulled out of certain segments of the market as well. This has affected long-haul trucking and passenger transport in particular. 
Tomorrow's Leaders Are Among Us
Erich Brandt May 03, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, Blog, General

When college students, regardless of their chosen major, ask for advice on how to cope with the changing job market, “Communication skills are critical,” is what they’ll hear.  We can perform complex regressions on personal computers and use presentation software to create slides, or we can build software programs designed to take an actuarial loss triangle and, with the press of a button, create a set of loss development exhibits… but someone has to explain all of this.

Auto Warranties and Extended Service Contracts
Multiple Authors April 27, 2017 Posted in: Blog, Warranties

Co-authored by Amanda Conklin and Christina Henry.

Buying a vehicle can be stressful.  The sheer number of decisions facing a potential car purchaser can be overwhelming. One choice a buyer must make at the dealership is whether to purchase an extended service contract (or extended warranty).  At the 2017 Pinnacle U conference, we partnered with a student from Illinois State University for a presentation on auto warranties and extended service contracts (ESCs).  

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