Kentucky Captive Domicile Summary

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Unlike many other US captive insurance company domiciles, Kentucky has not seen its captive count increase in recent years.

In fact, Kentucky's captive count and premium volume have fallen. As recently as 2014, Kentucky had 119 active captives, generating close to $120 million in premium volume. 

By the end of 2019, though, the number of Kentucky-licensed captives had fallen to just 53, with premium volume of about $107 million.

State officials say a good portion of the fall in licensed captives can be attributed to declines in energy, steel, and manufacturing companies doing business in the state, while some captives moved to other domiciles.


Captive Domicile Statistics

Total Captive Count*
Year Captives
2019  53 
2018 64
2017 65
2016 73
2015 88
*Excludes inactive captives and does not include cell captives.

Captives' Gross Written Premiums
Year Gross Premium
2019 $107 million
2018 $108 million
2017 $96 million
2016 $105 million
2015 $128 million

Captive Domicile Contacts

For more information, contact
Russell Coy II
Kentucky Department of Insurance
Financial Standards and Examination Division
P.O. Box 517
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602–0517
Phone: (502) 782–5274
Email: [email protected]

Captive Events

The Kentucky Captive Association will hold its annual educational conference September 15–16, 2020, in Covington, Kentucky. For more information, contact Julie Fronk, Valley National Administrative Services, LLC, 231 Scott Boulevard, Suite 100, Covington, Kentucky, 41011; phone (859) 655–9555, email [email protected].

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