Davies strengthens its global insurance services capabilities through the acquisition of US-based actuarial consulting firm Merlinos LONDON, UK – 13 December 2021 – Davies, the leading specialist professional services and technology business, serving insurance and highly regulated markets, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Merlinos & Associates Inc. (“Merlinos”), the Georgia, US … Continue reading Merlinos & Associates acquired by Davies
by Jeff Adcock | December 3, 2021 Discontent related to the collateral requirements from large deductible and other alternative risk programs are felt by both the insured company and the insurance company. In the first article, we suggested ways for the insured to minimize such discontent, and we did the same for insurers in the … Continue reading Constructive Collateral Conversations Part 3: How to Help Both Insureds and Insurers Simultaneously
by Jeff Adcock | December 3, 2021 As introduced in our first blog in this series, collateral requirements for large deductible and other alternative programs can be a source of frustration for both sides of the transaction. Although it can seem like the insured experiences the larger portion of dissatisfaction, there are definitely frustrations and … Continue reading Constructive Collateral Conversations Part 2: Insurance Company Pain Points
by Jeff Adcock | December 3, 2021 The quote “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes” has been attributed to Ben Franklin at times. Collateral requirements can be added to death and taxes as well for many types of workers’ compensation insurance programs, most notably large deductible programs … Continue reading Constructive Collateral Conversations Part 1: Insured Company Pain Points
Merlinos consultants Jeff Adcock, Will Arthur, and Frank Huang will be attending the 2021 Workers’ Compensation Institute Educational Conference in Orlando, December 12-15. Click to learn more about our workers’ compensation and PEO consulting services.
Our own Mark Brannon is attending the 2021 Florida Chamber Annual Insurance Summit, December 1-3 in Tampa. Learn more about our coastal property consulting here.
by Frank Huang and Daniel McHenry | November 23, 2021 Originally published in PEO Insider (November 2021). Reproduced with permission of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. Investors interested in the PEO industry commonly want an overview of the risks facing PEOs. While it is impossible to cover every material risk for every possible … Continue reading Minimizing Risk for PEO Investors
by Frank Huang | November 23, 2021 Originally published in PEO Insider (November 2021). Reproduced with permission of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. At the end of 2020, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company surveyed 899 C-suite executives about the impacts of the pandemic on business operations. One of their conclusions was that … Continue reading PEO Risk Management & Insurance Issues
Recently the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance (OIS) issued Bulletin 2021-024. The Bulletin was issued in accordance with Crutcher v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., NMSC Docket No. S-1-SC-37478. The case states, “We will now require every insurer to adequately disclose the limitations of minimum limits UM/UIM policies in the form of an exclusion in its insurance policy. If … Continue reading New Mexico Auto Insurance Compliance Alert
Merlinos & Associates is happy to introduce our Product Development and Compliance Group focused on providing our clients the resources they need to develop, manage, and file insurance product filings. Our team is capable of providing actuarial support as well as state filing and regulatory compliance services. Learn more about our PDC group here and … Continue reading Merlinos & Associates Introduces Product Development and Compliance Group