Optima Healthcare Insurance Services was formed in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the California Healthcare Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group (CHI). Prior to the creation of Optima, CHI was managed by an independent brokerage.

After eight years and considerable growth, CHI determined it was in the best interest of their shareholders to form their own brokerage operation to manage their insurance company. Optima was formed to manage the insurance company as well as provide other brokerage products to their shareholders. The formation of Optima has provided a bridge between the owners and their own brokerage – creating an alignment of values, direction and accountability.

Over the past 19 years, Optima has served its shareholders well by providing stability and proven value for the investors of this company.