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Arch’s Alternative Markets division is comprised of experienced underwriting professionals with extensive expertise in the captive insurance programs marketplace. Our Alternative Markets division writes primary workers' compensation, general liability, automobile and other lines for group captive and individual accounts. Our dedicated team has a deep understanding of the alternative market and captive programs, and we can help structure your program on a timely basis. We offer excellent access to issuing paper and risk transfer.

Customer Profile

We entertain groups or individuals looking to take back a significant portion of their primary liability risks through a Captive or Rent-a-Captive. We will look at most classes of business – the key is the insured’s desire to take control of its primary program through a captive insurance company. Classes that have been successful include:

  • Contractors - commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation - commercial hauling
  • Restaurants and Service franchisees
  • Commercial Food Growers and Distributors
  • Retail stores
  • Manufacturers

Key Features

  • Group accounts with a minimum premium of $5 million
  • Individual accounts with a minimum premium of $3 million
  • Retentions from $250,000 to $1 million
  • Group captive, Rent-a-Captive, or single parent captive can be used
  • Unbundled service model for claims handling and other captive services


  • Aviation and Environmental risks
  • Auto liability for public transportation

Submission Guidelines

  • Complete applications for each insured
  • Minimum five years currently valued loss data
  • Details on all claims greater than $25,000
  • Details on the proposed captive, structure and service providers
  • Preferred actuarial feasibility study or review


  • Select captive specialty brokers and consultants
  • Brokers with alternative market expertise


Insurance coverage is underwritten by a member company of Arch Insurance Group Inc. This is only a brief description of the insurance coverage(s) available under the policy. The policy contains reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Full details of the coverage are contained in the policy. If there are any conflicts between this document and the policy, the policy shall govern. Not all coverages are available in all jurisdictions.