Captive insurance companies are domestic in Vermont, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and more than 20 other states. It is established to insure the risks of a specific corporation or group of corporations under a common ownership. A designated entity (shared by business entities or their business owners) accepts risk under a contract of insurance. Because the client has control of their own insurance company where the policies can be custom designed. This flexibility allows the captive owner to craft the policy to meet its specific needs from time to time in terms of deductibles, scopes of coverage, levels of risk, and premiums. Captive insurance companies are provided with special tax incentives so that their premium income is non-taxable for up to $2.2 Million per year.
According to reports, more than 65 million Americans received health Insurance through private entities owned by Fortune 1000 employers. As the employment field becomes more complicated, and as the health insurance field becomes more expensive, it is anticipated that more employers will explore the opportunity to form privately owned insurance Companies. These will reinsure for catastrophic risks with the Blue Shield, Aetna, and the other major Carriers. Many of the names you know best currently reinsure privately held insurance policies issued by FedEx, KFC, John Deere and a number of corporate giants.