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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 Programming

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★ Live Webinar | September 20th

Back-to-Basics: Climate Risk—Physical Resilience

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the NAIC’s CIPR to present the next installment of our Back-to-Basics series, which focuses on climate risk. This non-partisan, non-advocative program serves to provide foundational knowledge aimed at helping to inform policy-related conversations. This webinar will:

  • explore the current climate risk landscape and the myriad challenges and opportunities presented;
  • discuss the promise of resilience and mitigation as important tools in the risk management toolbox; and
  • consider both research and real-world efforts to create more resilient communities.
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On-Demand Video Series

Summer Series for Federal Legislative Aides

Insurance and Risk Management play an important role in the financial fabric of our country, protecting many aspects of our personal lives, professional endeavors and national economy. During the summer recess, The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to present this series of complimentary, on-demand programs for Federal legislative aides.  Featuring leading academic experts, these sessions are strictly instructional in nature and do not support a position on any issues.

These non-partisan and non-advocative sessions will explore:

  • insurance and its economic impact;
  • the vital role of risk management;
  • climate risk and resilience; and
  • the framework undergirding our system of insurance regulation in the United States.

2023 Financial Regulators Program: Presenters’ Perspectives

In this series of conversations, presenters from the 2023 Financial Regulators Program visit with us to share insights and expertise on topics of relevance to financial regulators of insurance.  These short-duration video segments offer a glimpse into the material that these thought-leaders covered during the multi-day, in-person event which took place in June of 2023. That event and these video segments are a collaborative effort of IREF, the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University and The Institutes Griffith Foundation. In keeping with the missions of the respective organizations, the content is strictly instructional in nature and does not support a position on any issues.

Watch the Series about 2023 Financial Regulators Program: Presenters’ Perspectives

Past Programming Content

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Insurance Insights: Candid Conversations with Thought Leaders

In this episode of  “Insurance Insights,” Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, visits the Arkansas State Capitol building in Little Rock for a conversation with State Representative Deborah Ferguson, the 2023 President of the National Council of Insurance Legislators.  During the conversation, Representative Ferguson: shares her perspective on the challenges and trends that public policymakers faced in 2022; identifies what she believes to be the most pressing risk management and insurance priorities for state lawmakers in 2023; and offers her views of the role of NCOIL in helping lawmakers to address these priorities.

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On-Demand Webinar

The Economic Outlook Ahead: What It May Mean for the Insurance Eco-system

The Institutes Griffith Foundation and the Insurance Regulator Education Foundation (IREF) invite you to join us for a forward-looking webinar, considering the economic outlook ahead and its implications for insurers, insureds and public policymakers.   Dr. Michel Leonard, PhD, Chief Economist of Triple-I and Adjunct Faculty member with New York University’s Economics Department, will share his forecast for the year ahead. The session will include a Q & A segment moderated by Jim Jones, Executive Director of the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University, and IREF  Ex-officio Board Member.

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On-Demand Webinar

The Impact of Current Economic Conditions on Insurance: An Overview for Regulators

The Institutes Griffith Foundation and the Insurance Regulator Education Foundation (IREF) are pleased to present a non-partisan and non-advocative webinar:

  • examining the current economic landscape;
  • exploring the impact of today’s economic conditions on insurers; and
  • considering related public policy questions that have come to the fore.  

The session features the insight and expertise of  Dr. Michel Leonard, PhD, Chief Economist of Triple-I and Adjunct Faculty member with New York University’s Economics Department.  The session will includes a question-and-answer segment moderated by Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation.

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Griffith Foundation Programming 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