Businesses seeking innovative insurance solutions
Insurers and reinsurers exploring new opportunities
Captive owners and risk managers
Captive service providers
Any and all captive insurance stakeholders!


Connecticut Insurance Commissioner and The 2024 President of National Association of Insurance Commissioners


Fenhua Liu

Assistant Deputy Commissioner Connecticut Insurance Department

Gabriel Weiss

CEO & Co-Founder XN Capital

Randy Beckie

Managing Director Frontrunner Captive Management LLC

Michael OMalley

Managing Director Strategic Risk Solutions

William Paul White

Managing Principal & Consultant Acuity Strategic Consulting

Anna Petropoulos

Founder and CEO Apetrop USA, Inc.

Mikhail Raybshteyn

Partner - Global Insurance Tax, InsurTech EY

David Raymond

Vice President - Specialty Group Captives Travelers

Zora Law

Actuary Milliman

Rachel Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer XN Capital

Stephen DiCenso

Principal and Consulting Actuary Milliman, Inc.

Michael Maglaras

Principal Michael Maglaras & Company

PJ Cimini

Founder & Principal Capitol Strategies Group, LLC - CT & DC

John Bourdeaux

President & CEO AdvanceCT

Jared Kosky

Deputy Commissioner Connecticut Insurance Department

Michael Douglas

Director - Business Development Aon

Dr. Marcus Schmalbach


James Bulkowski

Senior Manager EY

Stacey Brown

Founder & President InsurTech Hartford


Time Session Title Speaker(s) Speaker Titles Session Abstract
1:00 - 1:15 Keynote: Welcome Commissioner Andrew Mais CID Commissioner & NAIC President  
1:15 - 1:40 Where Captives Meet Commercial Insurers: How Commercial Carriers and Captive Insurers Address Coverage Issues and Work in Tandem William (Bill) P White Managing Principal, Acuity Strategic Consulting Captives are no longer an “alternative” market.  Commercial carriers now need to share the road with the captive insurance market.  It becomes ever more important to navigate, steer and referee this new captive and commercial carrier environment.
Anna Petropoulos CEO, Apetrop USA Inc.
Mikhail A. Raybshteyn Mikhail A. Raybshteyn, Partner, Financial Services I Americas Captive Insurance Services Co-Leader | Insures, EY
1:40 - 2:05 Group Captives: New Approaches and Developments David Raymond Vice President, National Accounts, Specialty Group Captives, Travelers Group Captives, once the risk management tool of a select few, have grown in popularity.  In this session, we will discuss changes in distribution, carriers, and product choices that are contributing to the growth.
Michael O'Malley Managing Director, Strategic Risk Solutions
2:05 - 2:40 Networking Break / Exhibits  
2:40 - 3:05 Captive Tax Planning Revisited: What Works and What Doesn't under Evolving
Randall  Beckie  Managing Director, Frontrunner Captive Management LLC This talk will focus on describing the captive insurance planning opportunities that remain viable in the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the IRS and the business community.
3:05 - 3:30 Insurtechs and MGAs: Leveraging Captive Insurers for Access to the US or Global Markets Zora Law Actuary, Milliman We explore the intersection of insurtech and captives, discussing how they can be integrated to enhance risk management strategies. We address the question of whether insurtech is a threat or a partner to captives, providing a balanced perspective on this emerging technology's role in the industry. Through a few examples, we demonstrate how captives and insurtech can be leveraged in the gig economy and other situations to deliver superior risk management outcomes. Key takeaways include understanding the transformation of captives, the potential of insurtech as an accelerator, and insights into applying these concepts in practice
Gabriel Weiss  CEO & Co-Founder, XN.Capital
Rachel Jenkins COO,  XN Capital
Stephen R. DiCenso Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman
3:30 - 3:55 AI and Captives: The Revolution in Health Care Is Now Michael Maglaras  CIC Principal Executive Officer, Michael Maglaras & Company Artificial Intelligence begins to enter every aspect of the delivery of health care by hospitals, physicians, senior care facilities, and others...Michael Maglaras, Principal of Michael Maglaras & Company, will provide nsights into exactly how AI is being used now by health care providers across the country and how those providers’ captive insurance companies are supporting innovative changes in policy language and risk management.
3:55 - 4:40 Networking Break / Exhibits  
4:40 - 5:00 Connecticut's Unique Ecosystem and Recent Advances in Captive Laws P.J. Cimini  President of Connecticut Captive Insurance Association Overview of the strength of CT’s economy and business ecosystem, the competitive advantages that our state has for the planting, growth, thriving of businesses and the legacy strength of our economy and recent advances in Captive laws have built a foundation for future innovation and entrepreneurship including captives.
John Bourdeaux President of AdvanceCT
Jared Kosky Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department
5:00 - 5:25 Parametric Solutions and Technological Innovations in Evolving Risk Management Michael Douglas  Director, Business Development, Captive & Insurance Management, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon Addressing Cyber Threats, ESG Factors, and Climate Changes. Integrating AI and Blockchain in Parametric Solutions for Climate-Related Risk Management and ESG Investment Strategies
Dr. Marcus Shmalbach CEO, RYSKEX Inc. 
Jim C Bulkowski Americas Captive Services Co-Leader, Financial Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
5:25 - 5:30 Closing Remarks Fenhua Liu  Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Captive Division, Connecticut Insurance Department  
Stacey Brown President, InsurTech Hartford   
5:30 - 7:00 Networking / Opening Reception of IHS2024

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