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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

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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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On Demand

Peril and Promise: Climate Risk and Resilience

The Institutes Griffith Foundation, in collaboration with the Insurance Regulator Education Foundation (IREF), is pleased to present a webinar discussing climate risk and resilience. The conversation explores the climate risk landscape; considers how insurers are responding; and examines complementary regulatory efforts. Featured speakers include Benjamin Collier, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Risk, Actuary Science, and Legal Studies, Temple University; Sean Kevelighan, President and CEO of the Insurance Information Institute; and Michael Peterson, Deputy Commissioner on Climate and Sustainability for the California Department of Insurance. Click below to view the on-demand program. 

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Past Programming Content

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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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On Demand

Catastrophe Losses: Exploring an Effort Underway to Promote Resilience

As climate related losses increase, the notion of resilience is ever more important for insurers, insureds and by extension, public policymakers.  Please join us for a conversation with the President of the Catastrophe Resiliency Council (CRC), which was recently formed to advance resilience from natural catastrophes.  The 30-minute, non-partisan and non-advocative webinar: considers the societal impact of cat losses;  examines the importance of resilience; and discusses the genesis and mission of the CRC.

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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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