The Connecticut Captive Insurance Association (CCIA) has named state Sen. Kevin Kelly (R- Stratford) as one of the 2016 Legislative Champions.

Senator Kelly was recognized for his continued leadership in insurance and risk management policy issues, at the 2016 Annual Captive Insurance Symposium, Thursday October 13 at the Sheraton Stamford.

“I was honored to receive the 2016 Legislative Champion award from CCIA,” said Senator Kevin Kelly. ​“The association works hard each year to bring awareness to jobs in accounting, actuarial, legal and insurance fields.”

CCIA is a nonprofit trade association that works to promote the captive insurance industry and also strives to establish policy positions on major issues which impact members.

The 2011 legislative revision of the existing captive insurance law made Connecticut an appealing state to establish a captive insurance company – most due to the first-year tax credit for newly established captives. Captive insurance is formalized self-insurance for businesses and is created to insure the risk of its owners and affiliates.

​“Connecticut now has a favorable captive law which permits the formation of all types of captives,” said Senator Kelly. ​“In 2011 we worked to make Connecticut a more competitive state by creating a tax credit against first year premium taxes of $7,500 and establishing flexible annual reporting requirements. I have been proud to continue to work for and bring awareness to this important field and I am humbled to receive this award.”

This article was originally published on Valley Independent Sentinel.