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Feb 4, 2020

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


Today on RIMScast, Justin Smulison is joined by his special co-host, Whitney Craig, the Director of Government Relations at RIMS. They are also joined by special guest, Rachel Cain, a Risk Manager at Sprint. Together, they will be discussing the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (or TRIA) and what it means for RIMS as well as the greater risk management community!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Benchmark Survey and the RIMS Membership.

[:52] About today’s co-host, guest, and topic!

[1:07] Justin reminds listeners that registration is open for RIMS 2020.

[1:28] More about today’s RIMScast’s co-host, Whitney Craig!

[1:43] Justin welcomes Whitney to RIMScast.

[1:53] Whitney brings listeners up to speed on TRIA and explains why it’s reauthorization is a big win for RIMS.

[2:31] Justin introduces the special guest for this episode, Rachel Cain.

[2:43] Whitney tells the story of how Rachel got involved in RIMS Advocacy regarding TRIA.

[3:22] Justin welcomes Rachel Cain onto RIMScast.

[3:37] How TRIA affects Rachel at her work at Sprint.

[5:11] Rachel speaks about how she came to be involved with RIMS Advocacy.

[6:25] Rachel shares some of the highlights of the Congressional roundtable discussion about TRIA.

[7:45] Rachel gives a rundown of what else occurred at the roundtable with regard to the other stakeholders.

[8:51] Did Rachel get the feeling that members of Congress were in favor of reauthorization or opposed to reauthorization?

[9:32] Rachel speaks about what she feels was achieved by TRIA being extended for seven years.

[10:17] What does Rachel think that the greater risk management community and RIMS members should be mindful of for the next seven years?

[12:10] Whitney thanks Rachel for being involved at the TRIA roundtable.

[12:54] Whitney speaks about what’s going on in the world of RIMS Advocacy!

[13:08] What RIMS has in the works when it comes to advocacy in the way of events.

[14:00] Whitney speaks about what she’ll be up to and where she’ll be in the upcoming months!

[14:31] How to get in contact with Whitney.

[15:01] Justin thanks Whitney and Rachel for joining the podcast.

[15:21] About today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS 2020 (May 3rd–6th in Denver, CO)

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

RIMS Benchmark Survey: Contribute your data by March 31 and receive the 2020 Survey for free! You’ll learn how much companies are paying per line of coverage and more. Visit

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

RIMS on the Mall Event (March 2020 in California)

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