Due to many advantages, Puerto Rico is an ideal jurisdiction for insurers and reinsurers from Latin American, Europe and other international markets.

Since its inception in 2005, the International Insurance Center (IIC) has propelled Puerto Rico as an important member of the international insurance arena. The IIC is an accredited member of the U.S. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), as well as, a participating member of the Association of Insurance Superintendents of Latin America (ASSAL) further positioning Puerto Rico as a secure and regulated territory for international business.

Puerto Rico enjoys a privileged geographical location for global business. The advantages of a fully bilingual (Spanish and English) corporate culture have helped the Government of Puerto Rico in attracting and retaining high technology, capital intensive manufacturers for specialized industries.

As a United States Commonwealth, Puerto Rico’s free market economy is subject to both federal and state regulations designed to protect free market-competition; specifically, but not limited to, the insurance and banking industries. This position further stabilizes Puerto Rico as an attractive domicile for international insurance business and provides legal peace of mind for companies and individuals.

Puerto Rico provides a broad array of tax incentives for international insurers and international holding companies. In addition to the tax exemption under the International Insurers and Reinsurers Act of Puerto Rico, companies seeking to move insurance operations to Puerto Rico can also benefit from the island’s larger set of economic incentives.

The regulatory structure guarantees sound credit and investment practices with its use of US currency and general allowance of free flow of funds abroad. Legal protection is provided under both federal and state constitutions, with legal redress available in federal or State courts. ITA International Insurer, a company from the ITA Group, is based out of Puerto Rico and holds an insurance license for the distribution of investment vehicles to international investors from around the world.