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.
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.
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
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.
The Fundamentals of Risk Management and Insurance: a Primer for Public Policymakers
Presented by The Institutes Griffith Foundation in Collaboration with NCOIL
This on-demand, complimentary program provides an overview of the underpinnings of risk management and insurance. It will benefit both newly elected officials and those interested in a refresher session; and it is a terrific way for lawmakers to revisit foundational concepts in advance of the Spring meeting of NCOIL. The 45-minute session features the insights and expertise of Dr. David T. Russell, Professor of Insurance and Finance and Director of the Center for Risk Management and Insurance at California State University, Northridge. In keeping with the mission of The Institutes Griffith Foundation, the program is strictly instructional in nature and does not support a position on any issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.