CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune In Tuesdays @ 2 with CSG eCademy!
Tune in bimonthly to CSG eCademy Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for insightful webcast programming on a range of policy issues. Check out the following upcoming sessions and make plans to tune in!
Risk Management Insurance Fundamentals
Free CSG eCademy Series in Collaboration with The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Register here for all four sessions!
What do natural disasters, the sharing economy and an aging population have in common? These are all policy topics where a basic knowledge of risk management and insurance can help state leaders make better policy decisions. In collaboration with The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, The Council of State Governments will address these topics and more throughout a four-part webinar series designed to provide public policymakers with a greater understanding of risk management insurance through the lens of emerging issues. Participants in the series will walk away with a solid understanding of risk management and insurance fundamentals, property, casualty, life and health insurance, and insurance regulation and legislation.
Risk Management and Insurance Fundamentals
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. EDT
Prof. Kevin Shaver
University of Pittsburgh
Risk management insurance basics
Economic Issues related to insurance pricing
Characteristics of the insurance product
Insurance as a risk management technique
Why insurance operations are regulated
Insurance Coverage—Property and Casualty
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. EDT
Prof. David Pooser
St. John’s University
Surplus lines market
Workers comp statutes method showing financial security
Life and Health Insurance
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. EDT
Prof. James Carson
University of Georgia
Types of life insurance
Introduction to annuities
Health insurance plans
Insurance Regulation and Legislation
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. EDT
Prof. David Russell
California State University, Northridge
Insurance regulation and the role of National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Activities of insurance regulators
State government insurance programs
Market conduct and solvency regulation
Insurance rate and form regulation
Adopting Medicaid Policies to Encourage Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast
Some states are implementing policies to increase the use of long-acting reversible contraception, known as LARCs, among Medicaid enrollees. LARCs—intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and subdermal contraceptive implants—are highly effective forms of birth control, with pregnancy rates of less than 1 percent within the first year. A five-year Colorado pilot program documented a 48 percent reduction in the state’s teen birth and abortion rates. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will explore programs and policies related to LARC use in Colorado, South Carolina and Illinois.
BZ Giese BSN, RN
Director, South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
Rep. Susan Lontine
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Maternal Health Program Manager
Bureau of Quality Management
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
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Supreme Court Preview
Thursday, Oct. 13, Noon EDT
FREE Webcast Presented by the State and Local Legal Center
Despite being down a Justice, the Supreme Court has already agreed to decide many cases of interest to state and local government during its 2016-2017 term. Join Misha Tseytlin, Wisconsin Solicitor General, who will argue a takings case this term, Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler, who will write an amicus brief for the State and Local Legal Center in a fair housing case, and Amy Howe, reporter, SCOTUSblog, in a discussion of the most interesting and important cases for state and local government granted so far.
Rideshare Companies and Insurance: 2016 Developments and What’s Ahead for 2017
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast Presented in Collaboration with The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
It has been a busy year on a number of fronts for rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. In October, The Council of State Governments and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation will host the latest in a series of nonpartisan, non-advocative webinars looking at the insurance and regulatory issues impacting the rideshare industry. Kim Staking of California State University in Sacramento will look back on developments this year and look ahead to the rideshare issues that could confront state policymakers in the year ahead.
Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Career Readiness & Employability
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. EDT
Part one of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series
This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will focus on K-12 education and the transition to other education opportunities or employment for students with disabilities. The webcast may include discussion about individualized learning plans, experiential learning and career readiness opportunities such as higher education, certificate programs, vocational rehabilitation and workforce development. This is the first webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will focus on employer practices and state policies that address the hiring, retention and re-entry of people with disabilities in the workplace. Specific issues to be explored include hiring practices, employee retention, best practices of private employers, accessible workplaces, re-entry into the labor market after a disability, customized employment, workplace culture and state government as a model employer. This is the second webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
State tax incentives and programs can help encourage employment of people with disabilities in the private and nonprofit sectors. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will discuss incentives and focus on entrepreneurship strategies for individuals with disabilities and state supports for established business owners with disabilities. This is the third webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will center on employment-related supports for individuals with disabilities with particular focus on issues of transportation and technology, including assistive technology and emerging technologies. In addition, experts will discuss other employment supports such as health care, personal assistance services and housing. This is the final webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.