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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.

Current Complimentary Webinars

Captives: Back to Basics

Captives: Back to Basics

We are pleased to share this recorded broadcast in partnership with Center for Insurance Policy and Research on the fundamentals, importance, and challenges of captives in risk management.

Speakers include Rob Hoyt of the University of Georgia and Steve Kinion, ACI, Director of the Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance Products and the Delaware Department of Insurance. The accompanying slides for this presentation can be found here. Please click the button below to view this recording.

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Past Programming Content

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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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Inflation: Implications for Insurers and Public Policymakers

In early March, The Institutes Griffith Foundation hosted a Legislator Luncheon during the Spring meeting of the Nation Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) titled, “Inflation: Implications for Insurers and Public Policymakers.”  

The program, open to public policymakers only, featured the insights and expertise of Dr. Michel Leonard, Chief Economist at the Triple-I and adjunct faculty at New York University’s Economics Department. Materials from Dr. Leonard’s presentation can be found at the link below. 

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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.

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Press Release

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Presents Charles Chamness With 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles Chamness, retired president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, was presented with The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at the NAMIC Annual Convention on Sept. 20 in Nashville, Tenn. The award recognizes industry leaders for their commitment to education and their support of the missions of both The Griffith Foundation and NAMIC.

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