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Sep 6, 2022

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


The RIMS Legislative Summit is coming up on Sept. 20‒22nd in Washington, D.C. RIMS has several legislative priorities on its agenda for the two-day event that will be in person on Capitol Hill!


Rejoining RIMScast today is RIMS External Affairs Committee Chair, Lynn Haley Pilarski, to provide an overview of RIMS’ priorities and tell RIMS members why they should seize this opportunity to meet with their members of Congress live and in person!


Tune in to learn all about RIMS legislative priorities in 2022 and other initiatives coming up at the RIMS Legislative Summit 2022!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode.

[:41] Upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[2:17] More about today’s episode with Lynn Haley Pilarski.

[2:50] Justin welcomes Lynn Haley Pilarski back to RIMScast!

[4:02] What the RIMS Legislative Summit is.

[5:28] Why RIMS Legislative Summit 2022 stands out this year.

[6:51] About RIMS Legislative Summit’s working agenda.

[12:00] The value of attending the RIMS Legislative Summit.

[15:10] RIMS plug time! All about upcoming events, webinars, and more!

[17:15] Lynn highlights some of the high-level points about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that RIMS is working on and explains what the best possible outcomes would be.

[20:16] Lynn shares high-level points about the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA) and what RIMS is trying to accomplish regarding it.

[23:22] Lynn explains what the ADPPA is and why it is one of RIMS’ legislative priorities in 2022.

[26:19] Why the Three Corners Bill should actually be called the Four Corners Bill.

[27:30] Lynn’s parting words of encouragement to join the RIMS Legislative Summit!

[28:38] Justin thanks Lynn for joining the podcast and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS Legislative Summit 2022 — Sept. 20‒22nd in Washington, D.C.

RIMS Advocacy



RIMS Buyers Guide

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

In-Person Events:

RIMS Events App Apple | Google Play

RIMS Canada 2022 — Turning Tides — Sept. 11th‒14th in Halifax! Register Today!

RIMS ERM Conference 2022 — November 10‒11, 2022 | Indianapolis, IN — Agenda Now Live!

RIMS Western Regional — Oct. 3‒5, 2022 — Long Beach, CA

Spencer Educational Foundation | Annual Gala Returns Sept. 22, 2022

Virtual Workshops:

RIMS South Asia Risk Forum — Dec. 2‒3, 2022 in Mumbai, India

See the full calendar of RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars:

“Supply Chain Risk Management for Product Manufacturers: Production Risk Management in the Post-COVID Environment” | Presented by the RIMS International Council | Sept. 7, 2022

“Coverage Conversation: Economic Outlook and the P/C Marketplace” | Sponsored by Gallagher CORE 360 Insights | Sept. 8, 2022

“Reduce Your Risk of Electrical Fires” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants | Sept. 15, 2022

Inflation in Sight – Asia: Impact on People, Pay and Risk | Presented by WTW and RIMS | Sept. 22, 2022

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“Aon’s 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Overview” (NEW)

“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“A Look at the Cyber Insurance Market” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

| Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

Related RIMScast Episodes:

“Keeping Up With RISKPAC in 2022 with Greg McKenna”

“RIMS General Counsel Mark Prysock on the RIMS Legislative Summit 2022”

“Risk and Compliance Tips for Importers and Exporters in 2022”

“RIMS Advocacy Update 2022 with Lynn Haley Pilarski”

“Introducing RIMS CEO Gary LaBranche”

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS-CRMP Chairman Ward Ching!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“The [RIMS] Legislative Summit is probably the best personal and professional experience that you can have as a risk manager.” — Lynn Haley Pilarski


“[At the RIMS Legislative Summit] you are going to learn all of the issues that are important to RIMS and that we’re going to be lobbying on, … each of the legislations … that we are focusing on, and … how to talk about these issues. ” — Lynn Haley Pilarski


“I encourage everyone to attend [the RIMS Legislative Summit] because — I’m telling you — there’s no better feeling than after that day [feeling more confident].” — Lynn Haley Pilarski


“I really encourage everyone to join us [at the RIMS Legislative Summit]. It’s two days … but it is so rewarding. I promise, … you will not be disappointed with the opportunities … you are going to be given as a RIMS member to lobby in Washington, D.C.” — Lynn Haley Pilarski