What is a Risk Retention Group?
A Risk Retention Group (RRG) is a liability insurance company that is owned by its members. As insurance companies, RRGs issue policies and retain risk.
What is the Liability Risk Retention Act?
The Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA) is a federal law, passed by Congress in 1986, to help businesses, professionals, and municipalities obtain liability insurance which had become either unaffordable or unavailable due to the "liability crisis" in the U.S.
How does the Risk Retention Act work?
In passing the Liability Risk Retention Act, Congress provided insurance buyers with a marketplace solution to the "liability crisis," enabling them to have greater control of their liability insurance programs. To achieve this goal, Congress created two entities -- risk retention groups (RRGs) and purchasing groups (PGs).
What are the advantages of risk retention groups?
As insurance companies owned by their members, some of the key advantages offered by risk retention groups (RRGs) to their members relate to the control members obtain over their liability programs. This control often translates into lower rates, broader coverage, effective loss control/risk management programs, participation by RRG members in favorable loss experience, access to reinsurance markets, and stability of coverage, notwithstanding insurance market cycles.
How to access this program?
The American Builders Insurance Company RRG program is underwritten through an exclusive group of managing general agents and can be accessed through local retail insurance agents with fast and knowledgeable advice and service. To learn more please click HERE.
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This electronic information is published by American Builders Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, Inc., a Risk Retention Group, for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a solicitation or sale of insurance to any person not eligible for membership or in states where the risk retention group has not filed its registration as required by the federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 (LRRA). Risk retention groups operate under the federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 and provide insurance for the common liability risk exposure of eligible group members. Different state laws may apply.
Policies issues by a risk retention group may not be subject to all of the insurance laws and regulations of your state. State insurance insolvency guaranty funds are not available for risk retention groups. This electronic information is intended solely to provide general information and is not intended to constitute legal advice. If legal advice is desired or needed, an attorney should be consulted.