Blog Posts from Captive Insurance
Sep 19, 2019
On September 16, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced IR-2019-157, a limited-time global settlement offer for certain taxpayers under audit who participated in what the IRS has deemed as abusive micro-captive insurance transactions.
Jul 18, 2019
Attorney and shareholder Jesse Crary is scheduled to co-host an informational session at the 2019 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Conference (VCIA) with Karin J. Landry of Spring Consulting Group, LLC.
May 06, 2019
Internal Revenue Service enforcement actions against in-house insurers that elect not to pay tax on premiums.
Apr 25, 2019
Blessedly far from any political posturing, legislation updating Vermont’s captive insurance laws was readily passed by both houses and just signed into law on April 18. The bill was the latest in what has become an annual “housekeeping” exercise in the Legislature to add new initiatives or simply make some technical amendments that clarify or implement the law.
Apr 25, 2019
By now, most in the captive insurance industry know about the Cease and Desist Order issued last year by the elected Washington Insurance Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) to Cypress, Microsoft’s Arizona-domiciled captive. The Commissioner ordered Cypress to stop transacting insurance and to pay Washington tax on its premiums, as well as interest and penalties. The dispute settled for $876,820, and Cypress issues its policies through a surplus lines broker.
Jan 18, 2019
In March 2019, Vermont State Officials announced the formation of Vermont’s First Affiliated Reinsurance Company (ARC) by MAPFRE RE, a large global reinsurance company based in Madrid, Spain. Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer (PPE&C) attorneys Ralphine O’Rourke and Jesse Crary are the advising counsel to MAPFRE RE.
Nov 05, 2018
On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 attorney Jesse Crary of our Captive Insurance practice will present at the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.'s (SIIA) 39th Annual National Educational Conference and Expo.
Aug 20, 2018
The August 2018 captive insurance update is here! Scroll this page or download for a full update on what's new in captive insurance this summer.
Aug 07, 2018
The August edition of the Captive Insurance Newsletter.
Jun 20, 2018
With an eye toward creating a domestic alternative to offshore reinsurance affiliates, the Vermont Legislature recently passed legislation establishing a new type of captive, an affiliated reinsurance company (“ARC”), effective July 1, 2018.