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The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

Our mission is to empower public policymakers through a greater understanding of insurance and risk management.

The Institutes Griffith Foundation

Non-advocative programs and resources for public policymakers

As the leading resource for objective insurance information, we host programs for policymakers at state and federal levels. Presented by leading scholars, these complimentary seminars help policymakers build valuable knowledge about insurance and emerging risk management issues so they can better support their constituents.

We are deeply committed to objectivity. All of our programs are strictly instructional and do not support any position on any issue.

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On-Demand Webinars

2022 Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp

The webinars of the 2022 Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp series presented by The Institutes Griffith Foundation in collaboration with Indiana University are now viewable on-demand.

  • Cyber Risk: Considering Its Scope, the Role of Insurance, Definitions of “Reasonable” Security and Relevant Trends and Practices
  • Cyber Security: Surveying State-Level Consumer Privacy and Biometrics Initiatives
  • Cyber Securtiy: Exploring Efforts to Combat Ransomware

The complimentary programs are moderated by Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation.  Webinars are free to view, but registration is required.

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Current Complimentary Webinars

Insurance Insights: Candid Conversations with Thought Leaders

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to introduce a new video series titled, “Insurance Insights.” Hosted by Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director, this quarterly series features brief, candid conversations with thought-leaders on RMI-related matters of relevance to public policymakers. In keeping with Griffith’s mission, the programming is purely informational in nature and does not support a position on any issues.

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The Institutes Griffith Foundation and the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research “Back-to-Basics” Collaborative Programming Series

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research to produce a “Back to Basics” series of webinars.  These non-partisan and non-advocative sessions aim to provide foundational knowledge to help inform important policy conversations.

Past Programming Content

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Webinar Series

Insurance Regulator Programming: Financial Regulator Webinar Series

The Institutes Griffith Foundation collaborated with the Insurance Regulator Education Foundation (IREF) and the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University to produce three days of live, programming for financial regulators of insurance in June of 2022.  The sessions originated from the campus of the Katie School of Insurance and were delivered to a live audience of both on-site and remote attendees.  Many of the sessions were recorded and are available for complimentary, on -demand playback. 

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On Demand

Foster Care and Insurance: Exploring Opportunities and Issues Around Risk Management

The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation invites public policymakers, staff and interns to view this complimentary, non-partisan and non-advocative webinar examining myriad issues related to foster care liability exposures and approaches to address the risks. 

The conversation opens with introductory remarks from Director Judith L. French of the Ohio Department of Insurance, and features the insight and expertise of three professors from Appalachian State University: David C. Marlett, PhD, Lorilee A. Medders, PhD, and Jamie Parson, PhD.

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Video Interview

A Discussion With NCOIL President, Ken Cooley

The Institutes® Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) have a decades-long collaborative relationship, which is based upon a commitment to deliver unbiased educational offerings that inform insurance policymakers about the latest trends in insurance and risk management. In this video interview, Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation explores 2022 legislative priorities with newly elected NCOIL President and California Assemblyman Ken Cooley.

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Griffith Foundation Programing Archive

We are pleased to share an array of educational programming and content. Click below to view additional on-demand resources from past webinars and events.

See the Programming Content Archive