In June 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law legislation that fully-updated the state’s captive insurance statute. In addition to permitting single parent and groups captives, the new statute permits the licensing of additional captive structures, including:

  • Incorporated Cell Captives
  • Branch Captives
  • Special Purpose Financial Captives
  • Employee Benefits Captives
  • Medical Stop-Loss Captives

The law will also permit Tennessee-based companies that qualify as workers’ compensation self-insurers to fund this risk through a captive insurance company. Please click here to access the complete text of the Tennessee’s current captive law.

Please use the links below for additional information.

Tennessee Captive Law
Tennessee Captive Rules
Captive Insurance
Why Form a Captive?
Steps to Form a Captive
Licensing Instructions
Forms & Applications
Captive Statistics
Types of Captives


Belinda Fortman
Captive Insurance Program Director
TN Department of Commerce and Insurance

Contact Info:
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 770-0438


4636 Lebanon Pike | Box 207 | Nashville, TN 37076-1316
toll free 888-668-3188 | fax 888-651-1788 |
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