Captive Insurance

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer is the leading firm in captive insurance and alternative risk facilities

Captive Insurance Overview | Team

Vermont is the preeminent domestic domicile for captive insurers, and Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer is the leading firm representing Vermont captives. The firm utilizes a team approach and has dedicated substantial resources to this practice area.

Firm founder John Primmer formed the first Vermont captive insurer in 1982. Now, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer represents more than 200 captives and alternative risk facilities in Vermont and in other domiciles, which include:

  • Single Parent
  • Associations
  • Risk Retention Groups
  • Industrial Insured
  • Sponsored Captives
  • Risk Purchasing Groups
  • Branch Captives
  • Special Purpose Financial Captives Reciprocals

Captive Legal Services

The firm represents captives and other alternative risk mechanisms, such as risk purchasing groups, during planning and organization, routine regulatory and corporate matters, and on extraordinary legal issues such as major restructurings, mergers, and various other transactions. The firm also provides directorial and corporate support services.

Other assistance to captives encompasses:

  • Fronting arrangements
  • Risk Retention Group registrations
  • Policy and endorsement drafting and interpretation
  • Captive-to-traditional licensing
  • Reinsurance agreement negotiation and review

Claims Services and Litigation

The firm’s insurance expertise extends beyond regulatory and corporate matters to more traditional insurance services. These include:

  • Claims defense
  • Coverage disputes
  • Resolution of reinsurance coverage issues
  • Coverage litigation and arbitration
  • Enforcement of domestic and international arbitration awards

Regulatory Environment

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer works continuously on behalf of its clients to maintain a sound but flexible regulatory environment, both in Vermont and in other leading domiciles. It also represents its clients and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association in connection with discrete legislative and regulatory initiatives through its Government Relations practice.

To help keep clients informed of significant developments affecting the captive industry, the firm periodically publishes a Captive Newsletter.

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