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.
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.View the Series
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.View More about Insurance Insights: Candid Conversations with Thought Leaders
Insurance Fraud: Back to Basics
This pre-recorded broadcast, the most recent in our “Back to Basics” series of webinars, explores the topic of insurance fraud. Speakers include Dr. J Bradley Karl of Florida State University, Fred Lohman of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Trinidad Navarro of the Delaware Department of Insurance, and J. Michael Skiba of Dr. Fraud Training Group.The 90-minute session: explores the impact fraud has on insurance; discusses strategies for combating fraud; provides an overview of how regulators are tackling the issue; and considers the innovative ways technology and big data are being used to identify fraud.
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.
Past Programming Content
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.
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.
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.
The Griffith Foundation and APCIA Announce Edward Largent III as the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) announced Edward J. Largent, president, CEO, and board chair of Westfield Insurance, as the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winner during a recent ceremony at APCIA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
The Griffith Foundation and NAMIC Name LaVawn Coleman Winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
LaVawn Coleman, JD, CPCU, ARe, received The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award during a recent ceremony at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas.