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North Carolina Touts Continued Growth of Captive Insurance Program

North Carolina’s captive insurance program continues to exceed expectations as the program begins its third full year of operation, according to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. The North Carolina Department of Insurance became authorized to license captive insurance companies …

2015 Cat Bond Activity Down Slightly from Record Levels in 2014: GC Securities

While property and casualty catastrophe bond primary issuance levels were “uncharacteristically low” in the fourth quarter of 2015, totals at year-end were only slightly lower than the all-time high levels reported in 2014, according to GC Securities, a division of MMC …

Vermont Licensed 33 New Captive Insurers in 2015

Vermont licensed 33 new captive insurance companies in 2015, according to data released by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. 2015’s new licensees bring Vermont’s overall total licenses to 1,062 with 588 active captive insurers. Vermont officials said an active …

Delaware Marks Licensing of 1,000th Captive Insurer

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell presented Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart with a proclamation Monday recognizing the Department of Insurance’s (DOI) licensing of its 1,000 captive insurance company, AWI Inc. of Voorhees, New Jersey. Delaware is currently the sixth-largest captive domicile …

Amtrak Sponsors $275M Cat Bond for Northeast Storm Surge, Wind, Quake

Amtrak is getting $275 million of reinsurance protection from the capital markets for its wholly owned captive, covering storm surge, wind and earthquake perils, according to GC Securities. GC Securities, the capital markets arm of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, announced …

Willis Launches Protected Cell Company Insurance Facility in Vermont

Willis Global Captive Practice, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, today announced it has set up a Willis-owned and managed protected cell company (“PCC”) insurance facility in Vermont. Willis announced that the new facility, Encore Insurance PCC Ltd., will …

Vermont Licensed 14 New Captives So Far This Year

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation announced on July 31 that the state regulators licensed 14 new captives during the first seven months of 2015, already nearing the full-year 2014 total of 16. The newly licensed captives include seven pure …

Georgia Hopes to Establish State as Captive-Friendly with Revised Law

Companies looking to form captives in Georgia can now do so with more favorable conditions since the passage of several business-friendly amendments to the Georgia captive insurance law, which became effective July 1. The effort to make the changes to …

North Carolina Approves Amendments to Captive Insurance Law

Amendments proposed to the North Carolina Captive Insurance Act by the North Carolina Department of Insurance were met with unanimous support from the N.C. General Assembly and signed into law on June 19, 2015. Some of the amendments include: Clarifying …

Strong Capacity Drives Buyer’s Market in Political Risk Insurance: Marsh

Abundant capacity and strong competition have contributed to a favorable marketplace for buyers of political risk insurance globally, according to Marsh’s “Political Risk Market Update,” published this month. Despite growing concerns about global political and credit risks and a recent …