Connecticut: The Insurance Capital of the World

Connecticut is the #1 location for the insurance industry in North America. Insurance is one of Connecticut’s longest standing industries and largest employers. There is no market in the world that has an insurance industry cluster like Connecticut. We have a workforce with unparalleled depth and expertise in the industry and a business and regulatory environment that caters specifically to this industry.

Key Advantages

“Number one was a very pro-business attitude exemplified by those in the state government. Second was easy access to intellectual capital, great people with a strong work ethic. Third was access to transportation. We’re only a hop, skip and a jump to major airports and Manhattan.”

– The Navigators Group CEO, Stan Galanski, on relocating their headquarters from New York to Stamford.

Key Facts

  • Hartford is Nicknamed "The Insurance Capital of the World"
  • #1 highest concentration of insurance jobs in the U.S. (Lighcast, 2022)
  • 60,200 Skilled Employees at more than 2,700 Insurance Establishments (Lightcast, 2022)
  • #1 Highest Concentration of Actuaries (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)
  • #3 in the U.S. for Direct Written Premiums (PwC, 2020)
  • $21.7 billion in GSP Generated by Connecticut Insurance Carriers (Lightcast, 2022)
  • $193 billion in Premiums Written by Connecticut Domestic and Non-Domestic Insurers (CT Insurance Department, 2020)
  • #9 in the U.S. for New Captive Insurance Company Formation, Top 20 worldwide (Captive Review, 2022)
  • #1 Domicile in Net Captive Insurance Percentage Growth (Captive Review, 2022)

Support for Connecticut’s Insurance Industry

Connecticut offers a wide range of technical support and business development services for insurance and financial services companies.