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Griffith Foundation Programming Archive

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Insurance Insights

Insurance Insights: Andrew N Mais, NAIC President

In this episode of  Insurance Insights,” Frank Paul Tomasello, Executive Director of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, visits the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut for a conversation with Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, the 2024 President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  During the conversation, Commissioner Mais: 

  • shares his perspective on the risk management and insurance-related  challenges and trends that public policymakers faced in 2023; 
  • discusses what he believes to be some pressing risk management and insurance priorities for 2024; and,
  • provides some background on the role of the NAIC in helping state insurance departments to carry out important functions. 
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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.

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On-Demand Series

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.

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On-Demand

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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Video

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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Podcast

Predict & Prevent ™ — Policymaker Perspectives

Insurance regulators are important partners as insurers transform how they work with consumers to move beyond detect and repair and promote Predict & Prevent, say regulatory leaders in “Policymaker Perspectives,” the fourth episode of the Predict & Prevent™ podcast. Special guest host Frank Paul Tomasello, executive director of The Institutes’ Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, welcomes guests Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer, director of the Department of Business Regulation for Rhode Island, and Andrew Mais, insurance commissioner for Connecticut. Together they review some of the risk challenges society is facing, and how policymakers balance a need for consumer protection and trust with support for innovation and technological advances.  

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On-Demand Webinar

Surplus Lines: Back to Basics

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 surplus lines. This non-partisan, non-advocative program serves to provide foundational knowledge aimed at helping to inform policy-related conversations. This webinar will cover the foundation and history of surplus lines, explore current market challenge and opportunities, and examine the regulatory framework. 

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On-Demand Webinar

Reinsurance: Back to Basics

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 will focus on reinsurance. This non-partisan and non-advocative webinar aims to provide foundational knowledge to help inform important policy conversations. Reinsurance is a crucial tool for insurers to help manage their risk profile and create stability in insurance markets. In this session, we'll cover the foundations of reinsurance, how it is used by insurers, and factors impacting the reinsurance market such as natural catastrophes.

Insurance Fraud: Back to Basics
On-Demand Webinar

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.

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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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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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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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Presentation

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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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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On Demand

Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp Parts 1 & 2

The Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp, presented by Indiana University in collaboration with The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, focuses on cybersecurity risk management with the goal of providing context for policymakers and their staffs. The bootcamp will address cyber risk insurance, privacy regulation, critical infrastructure protection and ransomware mitigation, supply chain cybersecurity, safe harbor laws and defining 'reasonable' cybersecurity, along with Internet of Things and AI regulations. 

All webinars are available for on-demand viewing. Please register to view the first two webinars in the series and simply click the link to view the third webinar. 

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On Demand

Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp Part 3

Part 3 of The Cybersecurity Policy Bootcamp, presented by Indiana University in collaboration with The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, focuses on cybersecurity risk management with the goal of providing context for policymakers and their staffs. The bootcamp will address cyber risk insurance, privacy regulation, critical infrastructure protection and ransomware mitigation, supply chain cybersecurity, safe harbor laws and defining 'reasonable' cybersecurity, along with Internet of Things and AI regulations.