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Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed into law changes that will lower surplus requirements for cell captives and make technical changes in other areas of the state’s captive statutes. It will cut in half the minimum capital requirement for cell captives from $500,000 to $250,000. In addition, Vermont’s captive law will now echo that for its traditional insurers and allow marketable securities to meet capitalization levels. Previously, the state would accept cash and cash equivalents, trusts and letters of credit.

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