Arkansas Captive Domicile Summary

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While Arkansas is a small captive domicile with nine captives at the end of 2019,  it has enjoyed significant growth in recent years, with state regulators and others expecting that growth to continue.

That optimism is based on several factors, including an attractive captive statute.

For example, the maximum annual premium tax is capped at $100,000, while the minimum capital and surplus requirement for single-parent captives is just $250,000.

"This is a low-cost, easy-to-do-business state," said Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr in Little Rock.

Another attraction: highly available and experienced state captive regulators.

"There is a very stable and experienced regulatory staff," added Victoria Fimea, senior vice president, legal counsel, and head of the regulatory department for North America for Artex Risk Solutions in Mesa, Arizona.


Captive Domicile Statistics

Total Captive Count*
Year Captives
2019 9
2018 6
2017 4
2016 3
*Does not include cell or inactive captives.

Captives' Gross Written Premiums
Year Premium Volume
2019  $175.6 million 
2018 $169.3 million
2017 $168.7 million
2016 $175.1 million

Captive Domicile Contacts

For more information, contact
Mel A. Anderson
Deputy Commissioner for Financial Regulation
Arkansas Insurance Department
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201–1904
Phone: (501) 371–2667
Email: [email protected]

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