Captive Insurance Companies: Risk Management Entity for Businesses

Evaluating Business Uses and Legal Risks, Addressing Tax Implications, and Avoiding Regulatory Pitfalls

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

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Conducted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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This CLE course will provide corporate and general counsel with a thorough review of the relevant legal issues and practical considerations involved in forming a captive insurance company. The panel will prepare counsel to evaluate the benefits and risks of establishing a captive for business clients.


A captive insurance company is owned by a parent company or shareholders of the parent company and insures all or part of the risks of the parent. The captive may reinsure or retain some or all of the risks.

Companies use captive insurance to contain the expense of outside insurance. Captive insurance may also be used to cover only specific risks, gain return on invested capital, access the reinsurance market, deduct premiums as a business expense, or insure a risk not covered by commercial insurers.

Most major corporations have one or more captives—serving different risks, such as general, environmental and product liability, employee benefit liability, workers' compensation, and even healthcare. Enabling statutes have encouraged nonprofits and medium-sized businesses to form captives.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the benefits and risks of establishing a captive insurance company for your business or business clients. The panel will address the key considerations in determining whether a captive is the optimum risk management entity for a business.



  1. Benefits and risks to the parent company
  2. Tax implications
  3. Regulatory pitfalls and applicable case law
  4. Creative uses for captives
  5. Determining whether a captive is an effective option for a parent company


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the legal and financial benefits and risks to the parent company in creating a captive?
  • When should, and how can, a mid-size company create a captive?
  • What are the tax implications of creating a captive?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


F. Hale Stewart
F. Hale Stewart

The Law Office of Hale Stewart

He specializes in the areas of captive insurance, asset protection, estate planning, and international tax. He advises...  |  Read More

Jay D. Adkisson
Jay D. Adkisson

Riser Adkisson

He practices in the areas of captive insurance, creditor-debtor litigation, and asset protection. He forms...  |  Read More

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