• Filing Date: 2018-05-10
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
v3.8.0.1
Fair Value Measurements - Narrative (Details)
claim in Thousands, $ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
USD ($)
carrier
contract
claim
policy
Dec. 31, 2017
USD ($)
contract
Apr. 18, 2017
Jan. 31, 2017
contract
Feb. 28, 2014
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Mortality rate (as percent) 100.00%        
Number of life insurance policies (contracts) | contract 603 608      
Life insurance estimated fair value $ 567,628 $ 567,492      
Weighted average discount rate (as percent) 15.99%        
8.50% Senior Unsecured Convertible Notes Due 2019 | Convertible Notes          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Stated interest rate (as percent)         8.50%
5.0% Senior Unsecured Convertible Notes Due 2023 | Convertible Notes          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Stated interest rate (as percent)     5.00%    
Revolving Credit Facility          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Fair value of outstanding debt $ 347,860        
Variable Interest Entity | White Eagle Credit Facility          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Fair value of outstanding debt 347,900        
White Eagle | Revolving Credit Facility          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Fair value of outstanding debt 347,900        
Revolving credit facility debt, outstanding $ 350,100        
White Eagle | Revolving Credit Facility | Securities Pledged as Collateral          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Number of life insurance policies (contracts) | contract 601     190  
Life insurance estimated fair value $ 566,800        
Minimum | White Eagle | Revolving Credit Facility          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Line of credit, loan to value ratio (as percent) 45.00%        
Premium Financed          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Number of life insurance policies (contracts) | contract 526        
Premium Financed | Minimum          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Discount rate (as percent) 15.50%        
Premium Financed | Maximum          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Discount rate (as percent) 21.00%        
Non Premium Financed          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Number of life insurance policies (contracts) | contract 77        
Non Premium Financed | Minimum          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Discount rate (as percent) 14.50%        
Non Premium Financed | Maximum          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Discount rate (as percent) 17.50%        
Life Finance          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Discount rate (as percent) 15.99% 15.95%      
Noninvestment grade          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Number of carriers related to non-investment grade policies | carrier 3        
Number of life insurance policies (contracts) | policy 19        
Additional basis points 3.00%        
Valuation Basic Table 2015          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Number of policies | policy 266,000,000        
Number of claims on policies | claim 2,550        
Number of carriers related to non-investment grade policies | carrier 51        
Impaired life bearing          
Fair Value, Instruments Classified in Shareholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items]          
Mortality rate (as percent) 200.00%