Arizona Captive Domicile Summary

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If there are two words that succinctly and accurately describe Arizona as a captive insurance company domicile, those words would be "consistent growth."

Since 2015, both the number of captives licensed in Arizona, as well as captive premium volume, have increased each year.

The growth in captive premium volume has been especially impressive, rising to well over $11 billion in 2017, the most recent year premium volume figures are available, up nearly 50 percent since 2015.

Captive managers attribute that growth several factors. One key factor: Arizona, unlike, many other domiciles, does not impose a tax on captives' premium volume.

"That is a very attractive feature. That is where Arizona stands out," said Kimberly Wack, a director with Aon PLC in Phoenix.


Captive Domicile Statistics

Total Captive Count*
Year Captives
2018 124
2017 121
2016 113
2015 110
2014 114
*Count reflects active captives and includes cell captives for 2017 and 2018.

Captives' Gross Written Premiums
Year Gross Premium
2018 *
2017 $11.3 billion
2016 $7.6 billion
2015 $6.4 billion
2014 $7.7 billion
*2018 premium volume figure not yet available.

Captive Domicile Contacts

For more information, contact
Vincent Gosz
Chief Captive Analyst
Arizona Department of Insurance - Captive Program
100 N 15th Avenue, Suite 102
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 364–2008
Email: [email protected]

Captive Events

The Arizona Captive Insurance Association, along with captive associations in Missouri and Utah, are members of the Western Region Captive Insurance Conference LLC, whose sole purpose is to hold an annual captive conference. The 2019 conference is planned for May 20–22 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

A listing of conference sessions is available at For more information about the conference, call (480) 289–5769 or email [email protected].

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