March 08, 2024

Missouri Captive Insurance Industry continues substantial growth in 2023

Gross written premium increased by 142%

Jefferson City, Mo – The Missouri Captive Insurance Industry had another successful year, increasing its gross written premium by 142% in 2023. The amount of written premiums in 2022 were $3,543,681,320 vs. $8,600,492,937 in 2023. This growth is attributed to the quality and strength of the companies in Missouri, as well as the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Captive Insurance Program's hands-on support of Missouri captive clients. 

While many state captive programs tout the number of clients they have as the mark of achievement, the department’s Captive Insurance Program takes a different approach - focusing on each captive’s quality and success. "The Missouri Captive Program continues to be driven by the success of our captives and not by the number of captives in our portfolio," said Sam Komo, Missouri Captive Program Manager. "This is evident each year as this community continues to perform well above the industry average, but a 142% increase in gross written premium for a single year is a true testament to our commitment to captive growth. Even as complex issues arise, we confront them by collaborating with our partners to ensure success is protected well into the future. Our focus is to ensure captives’ strength and success; we encourage captives to come to Missouri where "captives grow strong."

John Rehagen, Director of the department’s Insurance Company Regulation Division, says the success of Missouri’s program is due, in large part, to the dedication and experience of the Missouri Captive Program team.  "I am very proud of my team's ability and expertise in understanding the complexities of the captive industry and staying true to our goal of helping businesses find great solutions," Rehagen said. 

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