Captive Domiciles

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Georgia Legislature Authorizes Cell Captive Formation

On April 2, the very last day of its 2019 session, the Georgia Legislature gave final approval to a measure updating the state's captive insurance company statute. The measure, HB 99, authorizes the formation of cell captives.
April 04, 2019 Read More
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North Carolina Captives Continue on a Growth Curve

North Carolina, one of the largest US captive insurance company domiciles, continues to grow. As of April 1, North Carolina, the fourth-largest US domicile, had 244 captives, up from 232 a year ago, according to statistics released Monday by the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
April 02, 2019 Read More

Guernsey Announces New ILS Hybrid Vehicle

Guernsey Finance has announced that the domicile now has the world's first hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector. The Guernsey hybrid is a protected or incorporated cell company that is both a licensed insurance company and a regulated investment fund.
April 02, 2019 Read More

Guernsey Highlights Captive Solution to Pension Scheme Risks

Guernsey provides a captive-based solution as an alternative to full pension buy-in/outs as a means to manage defined benefit pension scheme deficits.
March 08, 2019 Read More
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New Legislation Aims To Increase North Carolina Captive Insurers

Captive insurance companies that redomesticate to North Carolina would be exempt from state premium taxes under recently introduced legislation.
March 05, 2019 Read More
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Redomestications and Home State Moves Benefit Some US Captive Domiciles

While many US states, amid such factors as a continued soft commercial market and merged companies with captives consolidating their captives, saw little, if any, growth in 2018 in the number of captive insurance companies as the closure of captives exceeded newly licensed captives, there were some notable exceptions.
February 25, 2019 Read More
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SRS Charts the Total Number of Active Captives for 2018

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) compiled and presented charts on the total number of active captive insurance companies and cell captives at its recent webinar, "Captive Insurance Industry Review." The charts include captive counts, by captive domicile, for key US and international domiciles.
February 25, 2019 Read More
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Bermuda Captive Insurer Formations Tick Up in 2018

Bermuda licensed 19 new captive insurance companies in 2018, up slightly from 17 in 2017 and 13 in 2016, though the total number of captives in Bermuda continued to fall, domicile officials said Wednesday.
February 14, 2019 Read More
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Vermont Bill Would Adjust Captive Financial Examination Requirements

Captive insurance companies in Vermont would automatically be assured of more time between mandatory financial examinations under newly introduced legislation.
February 08, 2019 Read More
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Growth Continues in Bermuda's Captive Reinsurance Sector

New re/insurance registrations in Bermuda increased from 58 in 2017 to 75 in 2018 according to the Bermuda Monetary Authority. The growth of Bermuda's captive re/insurance sector also continued its momentum.
February 01, 2019 Read More
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Cayman Islands Issues 33 New Captive Licenses in 2018

During 2018, the Cayman Islands issued 33 new captive insurance company licenses, according to numbers released by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. The captive domicile remains a leading jurisdiction for healthcare captives, which made up nearly one-third of its captive insurance companies at the end of 2018.
January 29, 2019 Read More
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Delaware Licenses 46 Captive Insurers in 2018

In Delaware in 2018, 46 captive insurers were formed. The state is the fifth largest captive domicile in the world and the third largest in the United States. Its captive insurers generate more than $12.5 billion of annual captive insurance premium.
January 25, 2019 Read More
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First Affiliated Reinsurance Company Formed in Vermont

Less than a year after Vermont passed legislation establishing a new type of captive structure, the state licensed its first affiliated reinsurance company, MAPFRE RE Vermont Corporation.
January 24, 2019 Read More
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Captive Formations Continue as Soft Market Persists

Even as soft conditions persist in the commercial market, captive insurance company formations are continuing. Get the latest updates on captive formations on!
January 23, 2019 Read More
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Crumbling Foundations Captive Insurer Processing Claims

The Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, Inc. (CFSIC), the captive insurance company that has been charged with providing financial assistance to homeowners affected by the crumbling foundations natural disaster, has commenced operations.
January 15, 2019 Read More
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The Crumbling Foundations Captive

Michael Maglaras, principal of Michael Maglaras & Company, explains that Dan Malloy, during his tenure as governor of Connecticut, was confronted with a looming problem: the crumbling foundations disaster. Watch the latest video to find out why the state created a captive insurance company to deal with the crumbling foundations matter.
January 15, 2019 Read More
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Vermont Embarks upon a Captive Insurance Blockchain Pilot

A state of Vermont pilot program will allow new captive insurance companies to register with the secretary of state using blockchain technology. The pilot program is designed to test the functionality of the emerging technology in state regulatory processes.
January 14, 2019 Read More
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Healthcare Industry Fuels Vermont's Captive Licenses in 2018

Vermont licensed 25 new captive insurance companies in 2018, up from 24 the prior year, with growth fueled by captive formations in the healthcare industry, state officials reported Tuesday.
January 09, 2019 Read More
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Michigan Captive Insurers Face New Filing Deadlines

Captive insurance companies licensed in Michigan will face new deadlines to file annual financial reports with the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services under legislation signed into law on December 20, 2018, by Governor Rick Snyder.
December 21, 2018 Read More
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The Cayman Islands as a Captive Domicile: An Introduction

The Atlas Insurance Management team gives a first-hand view of the Cayman Islands experience as participants in the second-largest captive insurance jurisdiction in the world and a high-growth business environment, not just for captive insurance but for the whole universe of financial services, including large insurers.
December 05, 2018 Read More