Captive Insurance

Strategies for Managing Legal and Tax Issues to Achieve Risk Retention Advantage

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2007

Course Materials


Recent catastrophic losses for the insurance industry have led to exponential growth in the use of captive insurance to contain the escalating cost of risk for businesses.

Captive insurance companies are highly flexible structures that can help companies insure retained risks or address gaps/exclusions in commercial coverage. Captive insurance can also achieve financial and tax benefits and extend coverage through the reinsurance markets.

Special structuring and documentation requirements demand careful coordination of a number of internal operations - risk management, finance, accounting, legal, and tax, as well as outside parties.

Listen as our authoritative panel provides legal advisors with a concise overview of the regulatory and practical issues involved in implementing and operating a compliant and effective captive insurance program.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What benefits and risks should be considered in evaluating a captive insurance plan?
  • What do companies need to know to form, operate and integrate captive insurance into an overall risk management strategy?
  • What are the key structuring and tax-advantage issues that arise in utilizing captive insurance?


Kenneth S. Levinson
Kenneth S. Levinson
Faegre & Benson

He heads the firm’s captive insurance practice. He focuses on structuring captive insurance subsidiaries,...  |  Read More

Patrick Theriault
Patrick Theriault
V.P. and Director, Client Services
Wilmington Trust

He supervises captive insurance company client accounting and regulatory functions. He also oversees the design,...  |  Read More

Geoffrey T. Smith
Geoffrey T. Smith
Sr. V.P. of Risk Management
TD Banknorth Insurance Agency

He develops and implements risk management programs for clients and for Northgroup Sponsored Captive Insurance Inc. He...  |  Read More