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Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management

Katie School Financial Regulators Program Overview


  • Where: Illinois State University
  • When:  June 1 to June 10, 2020

    • Arrival – check-in at hotel in the afternoon on Monday, June 1st
    • Registration/Orientation – program registration will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Orientation program/dinner at 6 p.m. at the hotel
    • Program content – classroom learning/presentations are held daily beginning Tuesday, June 2nd through Tuesday, June 9th; no classes evenings or Saturday/Sunday.
    • Closing/Graduation – after classes on Tuesday, June 9th, a Graduation program/dinner is held in the evening (participation expected)
    • Departure – plans for departure may begin on Wednesday, June 10th

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 June 6-7, 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 12, 2019
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 08-12-19 golf outing and two seats at IREF's 2019 Fall Insurance Symposium (Date TBD).

Pay Online

Mail registration form

  • Provide player names and contact information in the space below by August 5.
  • Prepare a check payable to: Insurance Regulator Education Foundation.
  • Mail check to: Illinois Insurance Association, 217 East Monroe, Suite 110, Springfield, Illinois 62701.

For more information please contact: Contact Janet Patrick at the Illinois Insurance Association: 217-789-1010, email or James Schacht, IREF Board President, at 312-428-2624.

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