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The INSURICA Captive Practice is built upon the same foundation as our industry-specific practices. We provide consulting and operational management services to our clients through an integrated network of captive experts. As with our industry practices, this integrated network approach uniquely qualifies us to provide customized analysis, risk management, and captive insurance solutions that are specifically tailored to the unique exposures your business faces.

Our Experience & Expertise

Our Captive Practice excels through relationships. We pride ourselves on our relationships with our coworkers, our captive managers, our reinsurers and our clients. When faced with a difficult or technical challenge, each of our team members draws upon the wealth of experience within our entire organization.

Through our Practice based approach, INSURICA is able to provide:

  • Industry-leading captive solutions nationwide
  • Partnerships with trusted advisors
  • Local delivery of international resources. Our approach is never one size fits all.

At INSURICA, our motto is Specializing in You, and our Captive Practice embraces that concept. With each of our clients presenting unique challenges and exposures, it is our job to partner with you to understand your business and provide customized captive solutions designed specifically for your situation.

What Is A Captive

A captive is a special purpose insurance company formed primarily to underwrite the risks of its parent or affiliated groups. Captives are essentially a form of self-insurance, whereby the insurer is owned or controlled by the insured, and they are typically established to meet the risk management needs of the owners or members. In the past, captives were almost exclusively used by only the largest companies, but due to the various types of innovative captive structures, participating in or forming a captive is something that a wide variety of businesses may consider. Once established, captives can operate like a typical insurance carrier or they may be customized to fit the clients unique situation.

The captive market has experienced tremendous growth in recent decades, and many variations continue to flourish as companies come up with more sophisticated ways to use captives. Captives can be domiciled and licensed in both the U.S. and offshore, with the number of competitive domiciles growing each year. The formation of a captive insurance company can be a lengthy process with feasibility studies, financial projections, determining domicile, and preparing an application for an insurance license. Due to the complexity, it is paramount to involve a qualified insurance manager, particularly during the formative stages.

The vast majority of captives insure only the risk of its parent (single-parent captives). There are, however, many different types of captives. INSURICA’s Captive Practice is the resource to help you determine which captive arrangement is best suited to your situation.

Types of Captives

  • Single Parent Captive – The most common form of captive insurance company continues to be a subsidiary of a single parent that underwrites only the risks of its parent and related affiliated companies.

  • Group Captive – Captives formed by members of an industry or a trade association (e.g., doctors) for the members to share the risks of the industry or association.

  • Rent-A-Captive – Captives owned by unrelated sponsors that provide insurance for a fee. In a rent-a-captive endeavor, the insured will be required to provide some capital to supplement the risk of the captive. A rent-a-captive is often used by a company for a program that is too small to justify incorporating its own captive.

  • Risk Retention Groups – An alternative risk transfer entity created by the federal Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA). RRGs must form as liability insurance companies under the laws of at least one state—its charter state or domicile.

  • Medical Stop Loss Captives – A new financing alternative to allow employers more options with their plan designs and the ability to control rising medical insurance costs. These captives can be formed in single parent, group, or rent-a-captive models to allow employers of most sizes to participate.


Our in-depth understanding of your business allows us to uncover often-unseen risks and opportunities that can dramatically lower your exposure and costs.  Quite literally, we dig deeper to help you identify your exposure and efficiently minimize your risks through proven loss prevention and loss reduction techniques.

Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest is critical to your long-term success. All too often, the difference between a “loyal career” and “just another job” comes down to employee benefits. But unfortunately, after payroll, employee benefits are the largest budget item for most businesses.

At INSURICA, our Employee Benefits Experts can help you develop and implement a benefits program designed to motivate your employees while minimizing your cost.

We are proud to be an Assurex Global Partner. Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately-held risk management and commercial insurance brokerage group. Due to Assurex Global’s worldwide Partnership, collaboration tools, and communications infrastructure, all Assurex Global Partners are capable of servicing your accounts across the globe with equal precision and localized service.



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