Captive Insurance

Deputy Commissioner David Provost
Deputy Commissioner David Provost
The mission of the Captive Insurance Division is to maintain a regulatory system that attracts quality business to Vermont, promotes our reputation in the industry, and safeguards the solvency of captive insurers while recognizing the special purpose for which they were created. The division pursues this mission by:

  • Attracting and licensing quality programs whose primary purpose is risk management or risk financing; 
  • Performing ongoing financial surveillance; 
  • Performing periodic financial examinations; 
  • Implementing and enforcing laws and regulations; 
  • Developing effective and reasonable policies and procedures; and
  • Advancing the growth of Vermont’s captive industry.


Please note our web site is currently under construction, and we appreciate your patience while we continue to update our content. Please contact the Captive Insurance Division directly if you have questions or need help with an application or filing at 802-828-3304 or You can also use our key contacts below to connect with a specific staff member.


Captive Insurance Bulletins, Orders, and Regulations

Captive Insurance Contact Us

Captive Insurance News and Information

For Vermont Laws go to Vermont Statutes Online - Title 8: Banking and Insurance -

Captive Chapters are 141, 142 and 142A at VERMONT GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Key Contacts


► - for general captive information and inquiries

► - for captive mail correspondence requiring regulatory approval (including but not limited to change of business plan, 5-yr pro forma, permitted practice, loan, dividend, waiver or extension); or general notifcations (including but not limited to change of officer/director, change in service provider)

► - for captive financial filings (including but not limited to all NAIC and non-NAIC/Vermont domestic related regulatory financial filings, supplemental filings, audited financial statement, actuarial filing, ownership [parent] financials, reinsurer financials) 

IMPORTANT: For Vermont domestic email correspondence please indicate the Vermont License #/Captive Name in the subject line (for all Foreign RRGs please indicate the NAIC#/Captive Name and for Risk Purchasing Groups please indicate company name and assigned #).  Please submit all materials as unsecure with PDFs for same related correspondence combined as one complete file.  


General Division Telephone #:  802-828-3304

Mailing Address:  DFR-Captive Division, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT  05620-3101

Email links within name list below, otherwise:

Front Office Staff

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance
Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance
Christine Brown, Assistant Director of Captive Insurance
Becky Aitchison, Examiner III
Kathy Schauer, Examiner III
Jodi Roy, Captive Insurance Analyst
Val Stark, Administrative Assistant

Field Examination Staff

Dan Petterson, Director of Financial Examinations

Stacey Alden, Administrative Insurance Examiner
Heidi Rabtoy, Administrative Insurance Examiner
Jonathan Spencer, Administrative Insurance Examiner
Lance Tourville, Administrative Insurance Examiner
Kristin Brynga, Examiner-in-Charge
Jim DeVoe-Talluto, Examiner-in-Charge
Brian Gorton, Examiner-in-Charge
Jennie Kerner, Examiner-in-Charge
Peter Tuhacek, Examiner-in-Charge
Amber Walsh, Examiner-in-Charge
Abby Bernier, Examiner III
Cathleen Brouillette, Examiner III
Jenny Coates, Examiner III
Wendy Dubois, Examiner III
Jayne Gamache, Examiner III
Kara Gibbs, Examiner III
Tanya Gregoire, Examiner III
Megan Hulette, Examiner III
Stacey Kenyon, Examiner III
Amber Nichols, Examiner III
Jennifer Ryan, Examiner III
Jocelyn Lamb, Examiner II

Deputy Commissioner

David F. Provost, CFE, is deputy commissioner of the Captive Insurance Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. He is responsible for the administration and regulation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups. He has been with the Division since 2001, and was appointed deputy effective June 1, 2008.

Mr. Provost has more than 20 years experience in the captive insurance field in both the private and regulatory arenas.  A lifelong Vermonter, he is a Certified Financial Examiner, and a graduate of Champlain College and the University of Vermont.

Contact Information

Department of Financial Regulation
Commissioner Michael Pieciak
89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 - 3101

Public Information
For public records, media inquiries, and press releases visit our Public Information web page

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