PRISM Captive - Affiliate Risk Captive
On July 1, 2016, PRISM launched a captive insurance company, Excess Insurance Organization, Inc. (EIO). In 2020, the Captive was rebranded to Affiliate Risk Captive (ARC) to better align with PRISM’s rebranding. The formation was over a year in the making, having been the discussion at strategic planning, committee, and Board meetings over several years. ARC is a pure captive, meaning it is 100% owned by PRISM and only takes on the risk of its parent organization. The Captive insures coverage program specific corridor risks; conceptually, a 100% transfer of risk at certain layers, much as the coverage program would cede this risk to a reinsurer. The transfer of risk offers short term gains to the ceding program, and long term gains to PRISM and its members as a whole.
Due to PRISM's financial strength, we are able to leverage economies of scale not commonly available to joint powers authorities. The Captive is domiciled in Utah, and the governing board is made up of current PRISM Board, Committee, and staff members along with Utah Counsel. Existing PRISM staff provide in-house management of the captive including accounting, payment of expenses, and interface with regulators.
ARC has been established to provide both short and long term objectives for PRISM including:
The board is made up of current PRISM Board, Committee, and staff members along with Utah Counsel, and they are:
ARC is run much in the same manner as PRISM. Although captive insurance companies are not subject to regulations such as the Brown Act, it is important to the members of PRISM to have full knowledge of the happenings and activities of ARC, and as such, staff provides full disclosure to its members and the public. Members can view PRISM's website or the Captive's website at any time to find out more information related to the Captive.