RIMS In-Person Workshop

Fundamentals of Insurance

As one of the main forms of risk transfer, insurance is a complex and critical part of the foundation of any risk management program. This workshop covers the basics of insurance, from insurance terms and concepts to what’s included in a policy and which types are available. The course will detail the different exposures corporations face, including those covered by property, casualty and marine insurances, as well as a brief section on government.

Using real-world examples and group discussions, participants will learn how to assess appropriate coverage for an organization, how to apply and protect assets, and even how to break down an insurance contract.

Registration Fees
RIMS Members: $775 USD | Non-members: $1,175 USD
Please review the notes and cancellation policy below before you register.

Continuing Education Credits
CE and CPE, click here for eligibility and hours

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April 9 – 10, 2022 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PT
AMA’s San Francisco Executive Conference Center
55 Fourth Street, 2nd Level, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Instructor: Gail Kiyomura, CPCU, ARM, Owner, The ART of Risk Consulting




By attending, this workshop you will learn to:

  • Review an insurance policy to determine how coverage is applied
  • Know how to purchase insurance and which types of insurance are available
  • Understand how insurance provides a financial transfer of risk
  • Use insurance terms and concepts correctly
  • Analyze appropriate coverage for the exposures faced by the organization
  • Protect the assets of the organization through the purchase of insurance



    This program is for new risk, claims and loss control professionals who would like to learn the basic insurance and definitions of insurance applications. It may also be in of interest to professionals with responsibility in legal counsel and contract construction.

    RIMS education courses are designed primarily for risk and insurance professionals, but anyone within an organization who wants to learn more about a specific topic of interest is encouraged to attend.


    Level: Entry

    Formats: Live virtual, in-person, corporate or RIMS chapter training.
    Contact PD@RIMS.org regarding corporate and chapter training.



    Please review the notes and cancellation policy below before you register.

    April 9 – 10, 2022

    RIMS Members: $775 USD
    Non-members: $1,175 USD

    Additional Notes

    We suggest that you register on-line for quick registration as soon as possible since registration is limited. If you are mailing us a check or doing a bank transfer, you need to fax us a copy of the registration form in order to hold your seat in the program. Registration is not guaranteed until we receive payment. If you wish to participate in a RIMS course, the registration fee needs to be received by RIMS before the first day of the course.

    If you register by mailing a check or doing a bank transfer, you will be accepted as long as the program is not sold out when we receive your payment.

    COVID-19 POLICY: For this first series of workshops in San Francisco, RIMS Workshop COVID-19 policy will mirror the COVID-19 policy for RISKWORLD. The RISKWORLD COVID-19 policy can be viewed here.  For any questions, contact pd@rims.org.

    RIMS Board of Directors and staff will continue to monitor the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on both domestic and international populations. Its leadership reserves the right to amend this vaccination policy accordingly. For questions about RIMS vaccination policy and/or eligibility to attend email pd@rims.org.

    International Attendee Information/Travel Visas-APPLY EARLY! Visa applicants are advised to apply to the consulate as soon as they decide to attend a program. We suggest at least four months in advance to allow enough time for the visa approval process to take place.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    RIMS reserves the right to cancel a course if conditions warrant. In the event of such a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.

    All requests for refunds or changes must be submitted in writing to RIMS at pd@RIMS.org. Registrants who cancel 15 business days or less prior to the start of the workshop can send a replacement from their company or receive credit to attend another workshop with the same duration and cost within a year of the cancelled registration. Please note if the member rate was paid for the original registration and you elect to send a replacement or transfer the credit to another employee of your organization who is not a member, an additional fee will be charged to offset the difference between the member and nonmember rate. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 15 days from the start of the workshop.