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6-25-2010

June 25, 2010
Table of Contents
  1. Now Accepting 2011 Chapter Dues Rates
  2. Planning Chapter meetings that appeal to members with a broad experience levels
  3. Spread the word—RIMS is taking program suggestions for RIMS 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition
  4. RIMS Educational Courses Coming to California!
  5. Is social networking here to stay?
  6. PERK Session Highlight:    Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
  7. Upcoming RIMS Regional Conferences

Now Accepting 2011 Chapter Dues Rates
It’s that time of year again!  We need your assistance in preparing for the 2011 membership dues billing.

Please
click here  to enter your Chapter's 2011 dues by September 10, 2010.  Only one person from your chapter can submit the changes, so please discuss your chapter's dues structure for 2011 and assign one officer to make the changes online. 

You must login and confirm your chapter dues even if your chapter is not making any rate changes. 

If we do not receive your updated dues information by 5 pm (EDT) on September 10, your chapter will be required to collect your chapter dues directly from your members.


In 2010, RIMS Society dues were waived for Deputies and Associates who lost their jobs as well as for Student members.  We anticipate this will continue in 2011.  While you have complete discretion in setting your chapter's dues, we hope you will consider following the lead of the RIMS Board in providing support to those impacted by the slow economic recovery.

Planning Chapter meetings that appeal to members with a broad experience levels
During the recent Chapter Officers' Forum, a participant asked the group, "How does your Chapter plan meetings with topics that appeal to members with a broad range of skill and experience levels?"  

If your chapter struggles with this problem, make sure to check out the current Chapter Officer
eGroup discussion for tips on how to strike a balance between offering "basic" sessions that may lack the educational robustness that experienced risk professionals seek and "advanced" sessions that may exclude less experienced risk professionals and those who are not interested in delving into that particular topic. 

A few of the tips provided so far include:

  • Alternating the target audience per meeting.
  • Lobbing members to find out their interests.
  • Choosing topics that would be of interest to the membership on a whole. 

Also, make sure to download the Chapter Program Planning handbook (www.RIMS.org/handbooks) and RIMS Chapter Awards Program (CAP) award-winning submissions (in the Chapter Planning category) (http://www.rims.org/membership/Awards/Pages/WinningSubmissions.aspx) for more tips and ideas on running successful Chapter meetings.

Spread the word—RIMS is taking program suggestions for RIMS 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition!
We’re looking for skilled practitioners, business visionaries and leaders to offer inspired ideas, breakthrough strategies and fresh perspectives on current and future industry trends and best practices.


Think you have what it takes, or know someone who does? Then don’t miss this opportunity to share your expertise, gain visibility, enhance your professional growth and promote your organization by speaking at RIMS 2011 in Vancouver on May 1-5.

Submit program suggestions at
www.RIMS.org/2011PSFDEADLINE: July 9

RIMS Educational Courses Coming to California!
RIMS is pleased to announce three summer courses in CA in the upcoming month!

Is social networking here to stay?
Think social networking is a passing fad?  That it has no relevance for you as a risk manager or chapter leader?  Take four minutes to watch this video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ0z5Fm-Ng.

PERK Session Highlight:  Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
Carr Allison’s PERK Session, Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, is an advanced discussion and exploration of the purpose of Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) 42 U.S.C. 1395(y) as it applies to insurance companies and their adjusters.  Section 111 of the act compels mandatory reporting to Medicare by both Group Health Plans (GHP) and Non-Group Health Plans (NGHP).  This session will insure that your chapter members fully understand the purpose of Section 111, its provisions, the notification requirements, the reporting timeline, and the penalties that will result from noncompliance with this law.   To bring this PERK session to your next chapter meeting visit
www.RIMS.org/PERK.

Upcoming RIMS Regional Conferences:

This information bulletin is distributed bi-weekly in an effort to reduce the amount of separate emails our Chapter officers receive from RIMS.  It highlights Chapter/member-related information including new benefits to Chapters, changes at RIMS and upcoming events.  Please review this email when you receive it to remain on the cutting-edge of what's relevant for chapters from RIMS.  Visit the archived versions of the Chapter Officer Bulletin archive at: www.RIMS.org/ChapterOfficerWeeklyUpdate.  We would also be glad to include relevant information from your Chapter (announcements, meetings, brief success stories). Please send your submissions to ChapterServices@RIMS.org.

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