Slow and steady growth has served the state of Hawaii well and continues to be one of the reasons it is consistently on the list of top domiciles for captives, says Paul Shimomoto of the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council.
Utah has become a leading domicile for captives on the back of technical innovation and affordability. Travis Wegkamp, captive director, Utah Insurance Department, outlines what has been achieved so far— and the opportunities that lie ahead.
On May 18, 2018, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster signed into law H. 4675, a package of amendments to the domicile’s captives legislation, which was first enacted in 2000. Jay Branum, director of captives in the South Carolina Department of Insurance, explains the background and the effects to US Captive.
Don’t heed the ‘Chicken Littles’: the outcomes of recent court cases should not hurt the legitimate wing of risk pools, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.
A regulatory enforcement action has raised the spectre of how and whether captives may be subject to unexpected premium tax liabilities in states outside their domicile. Joseph Holahan of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin explores the issue.
The captives world is processing the implications of two high-profile court cases involving captives. Here, John Talley, captive program manager in the Missouri Department of Insurance, gives his perspective on what the cases mean for regulators.
Against a backdrop of legal battles and regulatory changes, small captives have been through a lot. But how much has the landscape changed, and are 831(b)s still an attractive option for the middle market? US Captive investigates.
As the cannabis industry in the US continues to grow, its insurance needs grow with it. Inadequacies of the commercial market and complex coverage needs present a prime opportunity for captives to step in, so what does the future hold? US Captive investigates.
US tax reform has increased the burden of tax compliance for captive insurers and created uncertainty as to where one might choose to domicile, although it’s not all bad news, explains Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.
Labuan prides itself on being a unique midshore jurisdiction that doesn’t compete with, but rather complements, its Asian neighbours, as Farah Jaafar-Crossby, CEO of the Labuan International Business and Finance Centre Inc, tells Captive International.