Captive insurance refers to a subsidiary corporation established to provide insurance to the parent company and its affiliates. A captive insurance company represents an option for many organizations that want to take financial control and manage risks by underwriting their own insurance rather than paying premiums to third-party insurers.
Captives have increasingly become rooted into the DNA of businesses around the world. They have evolved from a risk financing alternative solely for the largest corporations looking to self-insure where the traditional insurance market was insufficient to an option for companies of all types and sizes.
It is said that while many Risk Retention Group (RRG) are licensed under states' captive insurance company laws, not all captives are RRGs. Learn about the key contrasts of RRGs and other types of captives, including the number licensed, scope of coverage, and interest in formation.
A risk retention group (RRG) is a captive insurance company formed pursuant to the federal Liability Risk Retention Act. This article discusses some of the basics of RRGs, including differences between RRGs and other types of captives.
Driven by a hard insurance market and greater global uncertainty, the captive insurance market saw significant growth during 2022. In addition to new captive owners, many companies already using captives extended the concept to address other risk exposures.