For Immediate Release: June 22, 2015

North Carolina Makes Improvements to Captive Insurance Law

RALEIGH -- North Carolina is poised to become an even more attractive captive domicile with recent changes to the N.C. Captive Insurance Act. Amendments proposed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance were met with unanimous support from the N.C. General Assembly and signed into law on June 19, 2015. Some of the more significant amendments provide:

NCDOI staff will discuss the legislative improvements on August 25 at the second annual conference of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association. Registration for the conference is now open and more information can be found at

Captive insurance is typically a form of self-insurance in which an insurance company is formed to insure the risks of the parent company and its affiliates. North Carolina has experienced success with its young captive program, which originated in 2013. Since that time, North Carolina has licensed 53 captive insurance companies, 11 of which are protected cell captives that house more than 120 cells. It is estimated that these 53 captives will positively impact North Carolina's economy by more than $2.5 million annually. Learn more about captive insurance in North Carolina at