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Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

May 06, 2019
Internal Revenue Service enforcement actions against in-house insurers that elect not to pay tax on premiums.
Microsoft: What it means for captives

Microsoft: What it means for captives

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.
Vermont's First Affiliated Reinsurance Company

Vermont's First Affiliated Reinsurance Company

Jan 18, 2019
Earlier this week, 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.
August 2018 Captive Insurance Update

August 2018 Captive Insurance Update

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.
Vermont’s New Captive:  Affiliated Reinsurance Companies

Vermont’s New Captive: Affiliated Reinsurance Companies

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.
July 2017 Captive Insurance Update

July 2017 Captive Insurance Update

Jul 28, 2017
The July 2017 captive insurance update is here! Read or download the full update discover what's new in captive insurance this summer.
Captive Insurance Newsletter – August 2015

Captive Insurance Newsletter – August 2015

Aug 10, 2015
Our Captive Insurance team collaborates on a semi-annual basis to publish a newsletter containing some of the most recent developments in Vermont case law  and a discussion of what it means for our clients.…