Hawaii Captive Domicile Summary

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Hawaii has the distinction of being both one of the oldest and largest captive domiciles in the United States.

In 1986, Hawaii lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the formation of captive insurance companies in the state. The growth in the number of captives since then has been significant. Indeed, since 2013, the number of Hawaii captives has increased 25 percent, rising to 231 at the end of 2019, up from 184 in 2013.

The increase in Hawaii captives, though, is far overshadowed by their huge premium growth. In 2019, Hawaii captives generated $10.95 billion in premiums, up dramatically from $4.36 billion in 2015.


Captive Domicile Statistics

Total Captive Count*
Year Captives
2019  231
2018 231
2017 230
2016 208
2015 197
*Includes active and inactive captives and excludes cell captives.
Captives' Gross Written Premiums
Year Gross Premium
2019 $10.95 billion 
2018  $10.0 billion
2017 $7.35 billion
2016 $6.23 billion
2015 $4.36 billion

Captive Domicile Contacts

For more information, contact
Andrew Kurata
Deputy Commissioner and Captive Insurance Administrator
State of Hawaii
Department of Commerce & Commerce Affairs
Insurance Division—Captive Insurance Branch
335 Merchant Street, Room 213
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586–0981
Email: [email protected]

Captive Events

The Hawaii Captive Insurance Council sponsors an annual forum that focuses on the most relevant topics and key issues facing the captive industry. More information about the forum and the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council is available at the council's website.

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