Definitions for "Risk Retention Groups"
Collective insurance companies i.e. underwriter of risk
These entities, formed under the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, enable businesses or professionals with similar risks to band together to provide needed liability overages for each other. Under statue, RRGs are precluded from writing certain coverages; most notably property lines and workers' compensation. RRGs predominately write medical malpractice, general liability, professional liability, products liability excess liability coverages. RRGs can be formed as a mutual or stock company, or a reciprocal.
Insurance companies that band together as self-insurers and form an organization that is chartered and licensed as an insurer in at least one state to handle liability insurance.