Captive Basics

Captive Compliance 101: A Checklist for Maintaining a Healthy Captive

March 20, 2019

Making sure that your captive insurance company is bulletproof begins with verifying it is set up for the right reasons. This article discusses areas that an active captive insurance company should review frequently to remain compliant and in good shape. Read the latest from Management Services International. Read More


What Is a Protected or Segregated Cell Captive?

March 4, 2019

Captive insurers fall into two main groups. Pure captives are 100 percent owned, directly or indirectly, by their insureds. Sponsored captives are owned and controlled by parties unrelated to the insured. Read on to learn about rental captives and protected cell captives. Read More


What Are the Key Elements of a Captive Feasibility Study?

February 18, 2019

What is a captive feasibility study? A feasibility study is a study undertaken to determine whether a contemplated risk financing program is feasible for a particular organization or group of organizations. A study, or a proposal for a captive feasibility study, should always begin by stating its scope and purpose. Read More


What Is a Micro-Captive?

November 19, 2018

A micro-captive is a small captive insurance company that may be taxed under Internal Revenue Code § 831(b) and may pay tax on investment income only. What is a micro-captive? Read further to find out! Read More


What Is a Fronting Arrangement and Why Do Captive Insurers Use Them?

November 12, 2018

An insurance pundit once observed that "fronting" is the same as "backing." That seemingly oxymoronic comment is not far off the mark in describing the relationship between a captive insurer and a fronting arrangement. Read on to find out more about fronting arrangements and captive insurance. Read More