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CRICO: A Case Study in Captive Development and Adaptation

  • October 25, 2013

Jack Mc Carthy, retired president of CRICO, discusses the organization’s  ground-breaking beginning and its  adaptability and evolution over the years -- including becoming a national leader in risk management and patient safety.

In addition to CRICO’s history, Mc Carthy shares  his views on the recent national  fundamental changes in healthcare and the possible impact on the captive insurance industry. He writes, “CRICO and other captives have proven to be highly adaptable as various changes have impacted captive sponsors.” In conclusion Mc Carthy says, “Captive based malpractice insurance has become a superior product and serves captive owners well. This base of insurance acumen will, increasingly, be married to objectives in quality improvement and patient safety to the benefit of patients, providers and the sponsoring organizations.” 

Read the full-text article:
Mc Carthy J. CRICO: A case study in captive development and adaptation. Cayman Financial Review. 2013 October 25.