College of Business Illinois State University
Illinois State University
Jump over the College navigation bar.

Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management

Katie School Financial Regulators Program Overview


  • Where: Illinois State University
  • When: 6 p.m. on May 28 through 9 p.m. on June 5th, 2019

The Insurance Financial Regulators Program at the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University is a program for insurance financial examiners and analysts to gain fundamental knowledge of key functions, emerging issues, and to develop critical skills. There are no formal programs over the weekend of June1-2, but many regulators choose to do sightseeing, day trips, and informal networking.  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
  • Captive insurance
  • ORSA
  • Insurance company operations computer simulation

Program Sponsors and Content Providers:

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 and from National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) .

Additional program sponsors include:
The Illinois Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association  
The Reinsurance Association of America, and the  Griffith Insurance Education Foundation  collaborate  in providing IREF/Katie School with presenters with non-partisan, non-advocative, instructional content.

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

Insurance Financial Regulators

7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium

Friday, November 30, 2018      
8:45 am - 12:00 pm Noon

Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP

525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661

The event is free for current financial 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.

2018 has been a year of change – impacting the insurance industry and by extension public policymakers. Join us for a morning of non-advocative discussion on two rapidly evolving topics of import to insurance regulators:

SESSION ONE - 8:45  - 10:45 am | Blockchain Technology, Its Application and Impact on Insurance

SESSION TWO - 11:00 am -12:00 pm | The Effect of Evolving Medical Marijuana Laws on Insurance 

Learn more about this year's 7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium and find out how out how to register.

7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium Agenda

2019-01-22T15:29:53.604-06:00 2019