On July 1, 2015, Georgia’s House Bill 552 went into effect, marking a change in Georgia’s insurance laws that will make the state more attractive to business. That law lowers the state tax on captive insurance premiums and reduces the capital requirements for such companies. Then on August 24, 2015, Georgia’s Commissioner of Insurance issued an order adopting new insurance regulations that incorporate changes to Georgia’s insurance code from House Bill 552 and to implement additional best practices of the captive industry. The new regulations, among other things, create new reporting and auditing requirements, adds a licensure requirement for captive managers, and changes the way in which captive insurance companies pay into the fraud fund. The new regulations went into effect on October 11, 2015.

Ga Comp. R. & Regs. 120-2-45-.01 to .20; 120-2-72-.05.