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Risk Management and Insurance

The purpose of this research guide is to assist students in the efficient and effective use of library resources in the completion of assisgnments and projects.

Professional and Trade Organizations

Ohio Department of Insurance

News and resources for the public, insurance agents and companies. The mission of the Ohio Department of Insurance is to provide consumer protection through education and fair but vigilant regulation while promoting a stable and competitive environment for insurers.

Ohio Insurance Institute

Franklin University, the insurance industry, and the State of Ohio are partnering to groom the next generation of insurance professionals

The Institutes

The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property casualty industry.

The Institutes knowledge solutions include the CPU Designation Program, associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education courses.


InVEST, a school-to-work insurance program, teams with college educators to provide a useful insurance curriculum for students. With the help of InVEST liaisons (insurance professionals), students have the opportunity for job shadow days, internships or even careers after graduating from InVEST.

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, education organization, was founded in 1947 at The Ohio State University to promote the study and teaching of risk management and insurance (RMI).  Today the Foundation supports college and university RMI programs nationwide, provides risk management and insurance education programs for K through 12 students, and offers basic principles seminars and workshops for public policymakers.

Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow

It's easy to imagine saving money next week, but how about right now? Generally, we want to spend it. Economist Shlomo Benartzi says this is one of the biggest obstacles to saving enough for retirement, and asks: How do we turn this behavioral challenge into a behavioral solution?

Shlomo Benartzi uses behavioral economics to study how and why we plan well for the future (or fail to), and uses that to develop new programs to encourage saving for retirement.

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