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Michael R. Mead

President, M.R. Mead & Company, Inc.

Contact Info

M.R. Mead & Company, Inc.
N9753 Wildwood Lane
Crivitz, WI, 54113
Phone: (773) 693–4990


Michael R. Mead, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, writes about captives for From 2012–2019, he served as editor of Captive Insurance Company Reports, also published by IRMI.

Mr. Mead is a veteran of the insurance industry, serving in a variety of roles: regional director of a global broker, an underwriter, and an entrepreneur starting and operating several insurance-related companies.

He is past chairman and director of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA), past president of the Missouri Captive Insurance Association, past vice president and director of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education, director of the Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia, and past president and director of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association.

He serves as the principal at M.R. Mead & Company, independent captive management and consulting services provider, and he also serves as a director, secretary, and treasurer at Constitution Insurance Company LLC of Delaware, a special purpose captive using serial limited liability company entities.

Mr. Mead has appeared as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, including the World Captive Forum, CICA, various contractor associations, the School of Professional Development of the University of Wisconsin, and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. He has served as an expert witness in various captive-related litigations.

Mr. Mead has headed captive management firms in Washington, DC, South Carolina, the Cayman Islands, Missouri, and Arizona. Clients range from national firms to privately held corporations. He was president of a Cayman Islands private placement life insurance company focused on customized structures for high net worth individuals for asset protection and wealth preservation.

Additionally, Mr. Mead is a member of the Chicago Chapter of World Presidents Organization, the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, the Surplus Line Association of Illinois, of which he was a founding director, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and a former member of the World President's Organization.

M.R. Mead & Company operates globally from offices in Crivitz, Wisconsin; Chicago; Indianapolis; and Nashville.

IRMI Publications

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Feb 2018 Captives Persist Despite the New Tax Law
Jan 2014 Defending the Need for Captives to the IRS
Jul 2013 Captives: A Shadow Insurance Industry?
May 2013 Time To Review Domiciles
Oct 2012 Year-End Captive Advice
Jul 2012 Captives and Life Insurance
Apr 2012 Employee Benefits in Captives: An Update
Jan 2012 The Use of Captives in Wealth Management
Oct 2011 Surplus Lines Insurance Taxation Remains Murky
Jul 2011 Insurance Captives on Shifting Sands
Apr 2011 Captive Domicile Selection Issues
Jan 2011 Stay Tuned into Your Captive Regulators
Oct 2010 Captive Managers—The Basics
Jul 2010 Captives and Employee Benefits
Apr 2010 Direct Procurement Revisited
Jan 2010 What Is Insurance, and Does a Captive Qualify?
Oct 2009 Claims and the Captive
Jul 2009 Agency Captives Revisited
Apr 2009 The Economic Bailout and Its Unintended Consequences
Jan 2009 Captive Guideposts for 2009
Oct 2008 Taxes and Insurance Captives
Aug 2008 Captives: Domicile Shopping
Apr 2008 Federal Proposals for Captive Insurance Regulation
Feb 2008 Redomiciling Your Captive Insurer
Nov 2007 Captive Insurance Exit Strategy
Oct 2007 Captive Insurance Companies: Beware of New Treasury Proposal
Aug 2007 Captives and Collateral
Apr 2007 Windstorm Captives
Feb 2007 Captives in Review
Oct 2006 Captives and Corporate Governance
Aug 2006 Why You Should Start a Captive in a Soft Market
Apr 2006 How To Choose a Domicile That Works Best for Your Captive
Jan 2006 Investment Strategies for Captives
Oct 2005 What Is Insurance? Where Are the Rules?
Aug 2005 Regulation of Captives: Who? Why? What Next?
Apr 2005 When Is Reinsurance Not Reinsurance?
Jan 2005 Using Captives and Risk Retention Groups Together
Oct 2004 Taking a Closer Look at Captive Costs
Aug 2004 Some Cautionary Thoughts on Healthcare RRGs
Apr 2004 Medical Malpractice and Alternative Risk: Not What the Doctor Ordered?
Jan 2004 What's in Store for 2004 for Alternative Risk?
Oct 2003 Another Kind of Captive Growth:
Aug 2003 The Role of the Domicile Manager:
Apr 2003 The "Fronting" Wars Continue
Jan 2003 Captives, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, and the Market
Nov 2002 Actuarial Projections and the Captive
Aug 2002 Choosing the Right Captive Domicile
Apr 2002 Captive Structures