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August 2016 - Captive Insurance 101


August 2016
On Friday December 18th Congress passed the ‘Tax Extenders Bill’ as part of the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015”. On page 176 were new rules affecting small captive insurance companies. The language is complicated, but in summary; The new rules will be effective 1/1/2017 The 831(b) limit will be increased from...
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To understand the potential benefits of forming a captive insurance company, it is helpful to first recognize that the decision to establish a captive is not a decision to abandon the commercial insurance market. Every company that operates a captive also carries various forms of commercial insurance. In a well-designed strategy, the two methods work...
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Addressing risk: captive vs. traditional market The problems that are addressed today by captive insurance companies are problems that most organizations face in one form or another: unavailability of coverage coverage that is too expensive coverage that can’t be tailored appropriately for an organization’s needs premium rates that do not meet a particular organization’s loss...
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How integrated are captives in today’s market? Based on the existence of more than 7,000 operating captive insurance companies and more than three decades of mainstream market and regulatory acceptance, the captive insurance model can be considered, by nearly all measures, a well-accepted risk-management option in today’s market. This was certainly not always the case....
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Risk Management Advisors Inc.

444 W. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1250
Long Beach, CA 90802

New York Office:
RMA Insurance Services, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue, Ste J248
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (562) 472-2846
Fax: (562) 435-7886