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Captive Insurance Regulation

Fenhua Liu,
Christopher Gallo,

The New Captive Revolution – Connecticut as a Domicile for Captive Insurance

Since the passage of Connecticut’s captive law in 2008, Connecticut has quickly distinguished itself as a world class captive domicile and as a center for innovation in captive formation and thinking. The captive insurance environment in Connecticut is indeed growing, vibrant and responsive. (Read more....)

DEFINITIONS: A captive insurance company is wholly owned and controlled by a parent company or association, and operates to insure the parent’s own risks. In Connecticut, a captive is defined as any pure captive insurance company, association captive insurance company, industrial insured captive insurance company, risk retention group, sponsored captive insurance company, or special purpose financial captive insurance company that is domiciled in the state and formed or licensed under the provisions of the Connecticut Insurance Statues and Regulations.

CAPTIVE INSURANCE DIVISION: The Captive Insurance Division evaluates licenses, regulates and examines the captive insurers and risk retention groups in the alternative risk market for the State of Connecticut. The alternative risk insurance market refers to a number of risk funding techniques, such as self-insurance, paid loss plans, insurance purchasing groups, and risk retention groups that are outside the scope of that provided by most traditional Property & Casualty or Life & Health insurers.

List of licensed captive companies and registered Risk Retention Groups (RRGs)
CT Captive Solutions


Steps for forming a captive and obtaining approval

Information on Risk Retention and Risk Purchasing Groups



  • $800 application fee
  • $375 annual license fee


  • License Renewal and fee due on or before April 1 of each year;
  • Premium Tax Filing and Payment due on or before March 1 of each year for Direct premium taxes and March 31 for Assumed premium taxes;
  • Annual Report due dates – please see Bulletin No. FS-4C-15 linked below;
  • Audited financial statements:
    • December 31 Year End – June 1.
    • Fiscal Year End – 150 days after fiscal year end.


  • FS-4C-20: Financial Reporting For CAPTIVE INSURERS
  • FS-4RR-20:  Financial Reporting For RISK RETENTION GROUPS


Connecticut Captive Insurance Association (CCIA)

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