Xchange Benefits LLC, a managing general underwriter owned by Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMBC), today announced the appointment of Christopher LaDelfa as Senior Vice President and head of its Captive Solutions unit, a newly-created division that will utilize Xchange’s wholly owned protected cell company, Distribution Re. LaDelfa will be based in New Jersey.
Launched in January, Distribution Re insures accident & health risks mainly in the form of high deductible medical stop loss plans. The captive is domiciled in Tennessee.
“I am so pleased that Chris with his nearly 20 years of stop loss industry experience, integrity and reputation has agreed to join the Xchange team,” said Peter McGuire, CEO of Xchange Benefits. “Chris has been deeply immersed in the delivery of captive solutions for a number of years and so is more than equipped to grow this important capability for Xchange.”
LaDelfa spent the last five years at Berkley Accident and Health, where he was director of program management. Prior to that he was with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for 14 years.
"I am honored to join the Xchange leadership team and leverage my unique employee benefits and group captive experience to help grow and support the captive segment at XB. Peter McGuire and his team are proven professionals and Xchange is well positioned for continued growth and success. I am very excited to get started,” LaDelfa said.
About Xchange Benefits
Founded in 2010, Xchange Benefits, LLC is a diverse group of business units focused on the global insurance and reinsurance industry. Led by a team who have industry leading experience, Xchange Benefits underwrites, consults, creates products, creates retail distribution, structures risk, transacts reinsurance, advises on capital deployment and most importantly, listens to its clients. Xchange Benefits is headquartered in Armonk, N.Y., and has an office in Indianapolis. For more information, visit Xchange Benefits at www.xbllc.com.