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Captive insurance refers to insurance that provides coverage for the group that established business. It is a type of insurance that provides to its parent company. Captive insurance company is a corporation whose stock is owned by one or a small number of companies and which handles all or a part of the insurance needs of its shareholders or their affiliates. Generally, under captive insurance, the parent company can deduct the premiums set aside as loss reserves. Captive insurance draws a dichotomy between true insurance and arrangements which have been found to constitute, in substance, self-insurance.