24 April 2015Analysis

Connecticut Insurance Department appoints deputy commissioner

Connecticut Insurance Department has appointed its captive insurance director as Deputy Commissioner.

John Thomson joined the department in 2012 to develop a new captive insurance unit. Thomson also manages the operations of the department’s business office and is the department’s LEAN coordinator, overseeing the integration of efficient, cost-saving procedures.

Over the past three years, the unit has licensed eight captive insurers and registered more than 180 risk retention groups.

Before joining the Department, Thomson was the editor for International Risk Management Institute, the publisher of Captive Insurance Company Reports.

He has also served as chief operating officer for energy industry captive, Oil Casualty Insurance and has held leadership positions with General Electric, Aetna, Cigna and Hartford risk management firm Towers Perrin/Tillinghast.