RISKWORLD 2024 Pre-Conference 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: $560 USD | Non-members: $660 USD

Click here to register for RISKWORLD 2024 and this workshop.

Download the Workshop Outline



May 4–5 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PT
San Diego, CA

Instructor: Chris Hansen, President, Snug Harbor Risk Consulting LLC





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.



    May 4–5

    RIMS Members: $560 USD
    Non-Members: $660 USD

    Click here to register for RISKWORLD 2024 and this workshop.

    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.

    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 more prior to the start of the workshop can receive a credit to attend another workshop with the same duration and cost within three months.

    You may cancel your registration at any time by emailing PD@RIMS.org. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received 15 to 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after the event. All refunds will be refunded to your original method of payment. Registrations may not be shared but may be transferred at no cost up to 15 days prior to the start of the event with notification to PD@RIMS.org.