The 2017 Collaborative on Captive Insurance in Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Creating the New Captive Revolution


October 25, 2017


3:00-5:00         Why Haven’t You Formed a Captive Yet? An Interactive Discussion on the Benefits of Captive insurance for Your Business


5:00-6:30         The Idea Factory:  What Are the Challenging Questions of Our Time? A Roundtable Discussion on Innovation in Connecticut's Captive Marketplace

Topics include:

o   Can We Fix 831(b) Captives?

o   Why Can’t We Write Direct Workers’ Compensation in Captives?

o   InsurTech: Being Captive to the Future

o   Cyber Liability: Why worry?


Speakers:  Michael Maglaras

                  Tom Reagan

                  Michael Serrichio


Moderators:  Thomas Hodson

                     Janet Grace


6:30-7:30         Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors- Sponsored by Michael Maglaras & Company

October 26, 2017

7:30-9:00         Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

7:30-8:30         Networking Breakfast: Meet the Connecticut Insurance Department Regulators

o   Meet and Greet Connecticut’s Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade, Captive Division Director, Janet Grace, and CCIA Board Chair, Michael Maglaras 

8:30- 9:00        The State of the State- Connecticut’s Evolving Captive Marketplace

o   Katharine Wade, Insurance Commissioner, State of Connecticut

o   Catherine Smith, Commissoner of the Department of Economic and Community Development


9:00 - 10:15      Moving the Ball Forward- Idea Factory Breakouts


A.    The Small Business Captive Revolution

o   How to form these captives to accomplish the real purpose of risk transfer

o   What regulators will look for in Small Business Captive applications and business plans

o   How Small Business Captives can be used to improve the functioning of your insurance portfolio and allow you to assume risk in a controlled and affordable way

 Speakers:  Michael Serrichio

                  Glenn Saslow

                  Dawne Davenport                 

                  Cindy Lyford           


Moderator: Glenn Saslow

B.     Redefining Workers’ Compensation in Captives

o   Whether captives should be permitted to write statutory benefit coverage

o   The ideal partnership between captives and the commercial workers’ compensation underwriting community

o   Ideas about how to “get it right” when it comes to the integration of on or off the job disability

Speakers:  Michael Maglaras
                    Brian First
                    Steve DiCenso
                    Janet Grace

Moderator: Michael Maglaras

10:15 – 10:30   Coffee and Networking


10:30--11:15     Moving the Ball Forward- Idea Factory Breakouts

 A.                Cyber Liability in Captives: The evolving partnership between captives and the commercial insurance market to breach cyber liability

o   The current cyber security marketplace, how it functions, and what the underwriting challenges are

o   Expert perspective on the growing, and challenging, international cyber threat

o   Whether this is a good time for captives to augment available capacity in a marketplace already challenged to meet demand

 Speakers:  Tom Reagan

                   Michael Serricchio
                    Stephen Vina


Moderator: Michael Serricchio


B.     Disrupting the Market: The InsurTech Captive Revolution

o   What is InsurTech?  How does it work? How is it expected to change the future?

o   What can captives learn from commercial insurance market innovation and investment alternatives?

o   What will the captive transaction of the future look like, and how will captive owners meet the internal challenges of managing risk in a world dominated by “virtual insurance”?

 Speakers:  Stephen DiCenso

                  Stacey Brown


Moderator: Stephen DiCenso


11:15-12:00        Keynote Speaker: Glenn Finch


12:00-1:30        Buffet Lunch, Networking, and “Meet the CCIA Board”


1:30-3:00           Dialogue, Debate, Disruption:  Incubating the Captive of the Future

o   Is cryptocurrency on your horizon?... accepting captive premiums and paying captive claims through the InsurTech window

o   Who is ahead of the curve on innovation?... how captives and the commercial market will forge new partnerships as the world’s insurance needs change

o   Insuring your customers, partners, supplliers… is third party business in captives the future of the captive movement

o   AND… announcing “CHIINS”…the Connecticut Hub for Innovation in Insurance!

Discussion Leaders:  Daniel J. Labrie

                                 Michael Maglaras

3:00-3:30           Closing Remarks


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