Captive insurance has become an increasingly important tool used by companies to manage their business risk and promote strategic initiatives. Captives are, essentially, a form of self-insurance, but with all the advantages of true insurance. These advantages include the opportunity to earn an underwriting profit, improved risk management and loss control, coverage for unusual or hard to place risks, direct access to reinsurance, and potential tax savings. This is the premier educational and networking event for Connecticut's fast growing captive insurance initiative.
Following the tremendous success that the Idea Factory has enjoyed over the last couple of years, we have decided to rebrand our annual symposium to reflect more of the industry collaboration which has been the hallmark of the Idea Factory. Therefore, in 2017 we are pleased to introduce the "Collaborative on Captive Insurance!" In conjunction with this exciting new change, we have greatly expanded this year's educational content and networking opportunities. In addition to offering sessions for those new to captives, we will offer an advanced track for seasoned veterans. Our networking opportunities include exhibit space, sponsorships, and significant time to meet Connecticut's captive regulators and others important to the development of a captive insurance program.