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A.M. BestTV: Rated Captive Insurers See Strong Performance Compared with Commercial Peers
[August 07, 2018]

A.M. BestTV: Rated Captive Insurers See Strong Performance Compared with Commercial Peers

In this A.M.BestTV episode, Susan Molineux and Fred Eslami, both associate directors, A.M. Best, review the performance of rated captive insurers ahead of the annual Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) conference, taking place in Burlington, VT. Click on to view the entire program.

In A.M. Best's latest report on the U.S. captive industry, it states that the population of rated captives posted another solid year in 2017, once again outperforming its counterparts in the commercial casualty segment.

"Captives are excellent in risk management and mitigation practices," said Eslami. "They are intimately connected with either members or the parent company within the enterprise risk management framework that they have. That makes risk, exposure and avoidance of any exposure and mitigation the key for them, which is why we see a 12 to 13-point difference between the loss ratio on the captives versus the commercial casualty market."

Molineux highlighted how Vermont has maintained its standing despite more competition from other domiciles.

"Vermont, year after year, solidifies its position as a leading captive domicile," said Molineux. "There are a number of other domiciles out there, in the United States and abroad, which companies can consider when choosing a domicile. Vermont has a focus on innovation. They have recently released some affiliated reinsurer legislation, as they continue to raise the bar."

To access a copy of this market segment report, titled, "For the Rated Captives, It Is Déjà Vu, All Over Again," visit

For full video coverage of the VCIA 2018 conference, including exclusive executive interviews, visit

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