Captives By State
Over the years, a number of alternatives to traditional commercial insurance have emerged to respond to fluctuations in the marketplace. Captives—a special type of insurer set up by a company to insure its own risks—first emerged in the 1980s. With 586 licensed captives, Vermont was the largest U.S. captive domicile in 2012, based on data in an annual survey of the world's largest captive domiciles conducted by Business Insurance magazine. On a worldwide basis, Vermont is the third largest captive domicile, topped only by Bermuda with 856 and the Cayman Islands with 741 captives.
According to Business Insurance, there are 27 captive domiciles in the U.S., including 26 states and the District of Columbia.
CAPTIVES BY STATE, 2012-2013
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