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Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management

Insurance Financial Regulators

7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium

Friday , November 30 , 2018        
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP
500 West Monroe
Chicago, IL

This year's topic is "Regulatory Challenges in Blockchain and automobile manufacturers’ Car Sharing networks." 

This year’s presenters will demonstrate the real world insurance uses of blockchain and the car sharing networks like Maven being tested by firms like General Motors.

Presenters from AAIS and Risk Block Alliance will cover the business use cases for blockchain. A panel of business, regulatory and legal experts will discuss the legal and regulatory issues.  

 The event is free for current regulators with a $150 suggested donation for all others. You can register online by clicking here or you can register by contacting Janet Patrick ( or (217-789-1010) at the Illinois Insurance Association.

Katie School Financial Regulators Program Overview

Learn more about this year's Katie School Financial Regulators Program and find out how out how to apply.

  • Where: Illinois State University
  • When: June 4-13, 2018

The Insurance Financial Regulators Program at the Katie School of Insurance is a program for insurance financial examiners and analysts to gain fundamental knowledge of key functions, emerging issues, and to develop critical skills. The program is nine days and runs over a weekend. The program changes annually based on needs of regulators but common topics include:

  • Industry Outlook (Life, Health, and P&C Issues)
  • Reserving Analysis
  • Identifying Troubled Companies (Case Studies on Insurance Company Failures)
  • Reinsurance
  • The Role and Challenges of the Insurance Financial Regulator
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • Role of Other Industry Analysts
  • Risk Assessment Through Interviewing
  • ORSA

Program Sponsors:

Funding for the Insurance Financial Regulators Program comes from several sources. The primary sponsor for the program is the Insurance Regulators Educational Foundation (IREF). Funding from IREF comes from an annual summer golf outing and a fall symposium on insurance regulation issues.

In addition, The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation collaborated with IREF/Katie to provide certain non-partisan, non-advocative, instructional content.

Additional program sponsors include:
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
The Illinois Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association

Sponsorship for international regulators may also be available from the United State Treasury Department and other funding organizations. Contact the Katie School for details on which countries may be eligible for grants.

Instructors for the program come from a combination of professionals from the regulatory, academic and industry community 

Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Golf Outing

When:  Monday, August 27, 2018
Where: Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois

Proceeds from this event provide funding for state insurance financial regulators program at the Katie School at Illinois State University. This program helps financial regulators better understand emerging issues and to identify troubled companies, helping to ensure the financial solvency of insurance industry in the U.S. and beyond.

  • 11:00 a.m. Registration & Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
  • 4:00 p.m. Reception
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

Cost: $500 for one golfer - $400 per golfer if registering two or more players I $150 for dinner only OR, consider becoming a Sustaining IREF Member. A $5,000 donation provides one foursome at the 08-27-18 golf outing and two seats at IREF's 2018 Fall Insurance Symposium (Date TBD).

Classroom 2016 Group
Sign Study sesh

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