The Entrepreneur Adventure
About: In your business, which is more valuable to you, your tangible assets or your intangible assets? If you’re like other business owners, your answer is more likely going to be the intangibles. And that is where today’s guest comes in. Van Carlson runs a company that provides risk mitigation plans for small and mid-size businesses, and he’s here to explain why to have a risk management plan and what types of things you can do to plan for the future.
About: Van Carlson is the Founder & CEO at SRA and has over twenty five years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van focuses Strategic Risk Alternatives on risk management primarily and facilitates SRA to assess and solve for the risks our clients have. Van’s primary goal is to continue the upward growth of SRA and continue to develop new products to bring to market.
Self Made Strategies
About: On this episode you will hear about: Risk Management by utilizing 831b tax code; Working with business owners to better position themselves for downturn economies & recognize self-insured risk; Maximizing additional revenues, utilizing products and tools similar to fortune 500 companies; How IRC 831b may provide a tax benefit to you
Behind The Numbers
About: Today’s guest shares a little-known gem in the tax code that offers economic advantages in managing risk. Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Van Carlson, Founder and CEO of SRA 831(b) Admin. In this episode, Van explains the ins and outs of the 831b insurance program and why it is a strategic tool used by the Fortune 500 but also available to smaller companies as well.
Mission Matters Business
About: Many business owners have never heard of the 831(b) tax code and how it can help them mitigate risk. In this episode, Adam Torres and Van Carlson, Founder & CEO of SRA 831(b) Admin, explore how Van and his team are using the 831(b) tax code to protect business owners.
Business Owners Radio: How to manage business risks like a fortune 500 CEO with Van Carlson
About: Van Carlson, Founder and CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives, shares insights on successful risk management strategies for small business owners. Learn how to use the same tools previously reserved for Fortune 500 Companies to mitigate risk through tax-advantaged dollars.
The Unconventional Path: Ep. 87 - Van Carlson - Founder, Strategic Risk Alternatives
About: Today we are joined by Van Carlson. Van is the CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives and helps entrepreneurs manage risk more effectively through self-insurance. He focuses on intangible assets, which traditional insurance companies often are not set up to effectively insure assets such as intellectual property, brand, etc.
The Entrepreneur Way: Ep. 1580 - Solutions to Manage Risk with Van Carlson
About: Van Carlson has an extensive background in Risk Management with more than 24 years in the industry. Prior to founding Strategic Risk Alternatives, Van ran his own property and casualty firm for 15 years. With many commercial business owners as his clients, he saw the Great Recession of 2008 hit hard, and just like them, he was also affected by the sharp downturn in our economy.
Global Captive Podcast: #31 - Van Carlson, Fredrik Finnman and Mike Tannenbaum
About: In episode 31 of the Global Captive Podcast, supported by legacy specialists R&Q, Richard is joined by Van Carlson, CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives in Boise, Idaho, to discuss domiciling on Indian Reservation land, COVID-19 claims and intangible risks.
Answers That Count: Is a Captive Insurance Company a Good Option for Your Business?
About: This session's guest is Van Carlson with Strategic Risk Alternatives (https://strategicriskalternatives.com/). Mr. Carlson has over twenty five years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van specializes in advising clients how best to manage risk. The Captive Insurance company is a frequently used product he recommends for, implements and manages for his clients. This risk management tool is governed by 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Dental Clinical Companion: 067 - Van Carlson: Strategic Risk Alternatives
About: Van Carlson, CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives discusses the Dental Protection Plan and its difference and beneficial characteristics relative to existing traditional insurance products. Benefits discussed include patient acceptance, tax advantages, closing gaps in existing coverages, among many others.
Coverager: EP8 – Owning Your Own Insurance Company. Pandemics & Business Interruption
About: Continuing on our theme of using captives to provide pandemic coverage for businesses, I spoke with Clay Ogden and Van Carlson of Strategic Risk Alternatives, a firm dedicated to helping small-to-mid-sized businesses get access to insurance captives. A captive allows businesses to own their own insurance company. A risk management strategy when coverage is non-existent, uneconomical and/or when the business wants to step up their risk management effort.
Anderson Business Advisors: Captive Insurance The BIG Business Tactic YOU Want To KNOW
About: Do you have a “rainy day fund” to deal with the downturn? Risk mitigation is an absolute must for small-to-middle market business owners. Today, Toby Mathis of Anderson Business Advisors talks to Van Carlson of Strategic Risk Alternatives about protecting your business in a downturn economy with captive insurance.
The Physicians Road: Be Like Warren Buffett, Own Your Own Insurance Company; Reduce Your Risk & Your Taxes
About: What do companies like Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Nestle, and Sony Corp have in common? Besides being synonymous with their respective industries as well as being multi-national corporations, they each use Captive Insurance as a way to mitigate their own risks and have better control over their taxes each year. Wouldn’t you like to be able to create your own tax-deferred pot of money that can be used to offset some of the risks of practicing medicine as well as being able to decrease your taxable income?
The Insurance Nerds: Profiles in Risk – E88: The Captive Insurance Market With Van Carlson, CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives
About: I’ve been enamored with captive insurance for most of my insurance career. The ability of insureds to get tax benefits for self-insuring exposure solves a lot of problems when they are unable to 1. acquire insurance for their exposure (dangerous product or industry) or 2. are unable to acquire insurance at a reasonable premium (hard market or misunderstood exposure). In this episode, I discuss all things captive with Van Carlson of Strategic Risk Alternatives.