Bender Insurance Solutions



Whether on the personal or corporate level, managing risk and maintaining compliance are fundamentally important in our ever-evolving society. However, navigating the details and creating a personalized plan can be a complicated process.

To help you make informed choices, we are proud to offer BenderU: a company-sponsored series of seminars designed to educate you on the issues that matter to you, your family, and your business.

Below is a list of upcoming BenderU seminars. Don’t see something of interest? Please let us know what you would like to see in a future classes by contacting us.

You can also click here to visit our BenderU Video Content Hub and watch past seminars.

Upcoming BenderU Webinars

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Don't Get Burned: Lessons from Recent California Wildfires Since 2017, California wildfires have caused more than $30 billion in damage, and predictions indicate another severe wildfire season in 2021. Learn from Steve Severaid, SPPA, an industry expert with more than 30 years in consumer advocacy. We will discuss common missteps to avoid after major losses, actionable preparedness plans, and legal/regulatory changes affecting future claims. Learn what you need to know and what you need to do to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Real stories of recent wildfire losses are used as illustrations in this practical, expository webinar.

Join us to learn:
- On-the-ground stories: what not to do after a major loss due to wildfire
- Wildfire preparedness: critical action you can take now
- Policy and law: recent changes in wildfire-related legislation and DOI regulations

Presented by:
Steve Severaid, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International
Jun 24, 202110:00am PDT45 minutes
Are You Prepared for a Cal/OSHA Inspection? Is your company fully prepared to handle a surprise visit from Cal/OSHA? If not then join us for a deep dive into the purpose of a Cal/OSHA inspection, why they would show up, how to handle an inspection and what to expect after they leave.

Join us to learn...
- Types of Cal/OSHA inspections (reasons why they could show up)
- What to expect during the inspection
- Dealing with documentation request from Cal/OSHA post inspection
- How to handle an intent to cite form Cal/OSHA
- Dealing with appeals and how to file for one

Presented by:
Jeff Eckmann
Safety Consultant
Safety Compliance Company

Jul 1, 20219:00am PDT1 hour
Captive Use Soars Amid Challenging Insurance Market Conditions Interest in Group Captive Insurance continues to skyrocket in response to an increasingly difficult risk and commercial insurance marketplace.

Our guest speakers will discuss why companies are using this alternative solution to take control of their insurance program.

Who Should Attend:
Business Owners, CFOs, Controllers and
those involved in the insurance buying process.

In this webinar, we will discuss...
• What is a Group Captive?
• Why are overall cost lower?
• How is a Group Captive structured?
• What coverages are eligible (WC, GL, Auto, Property)?
• How to determine if a Group Captive is right for your business?
• And more...

Presented by:
Kevin Hallen, Senior Vice President, Captive Resources
Roland Guillen, Vice President, Alternative Risk Markets, BIS
Jul 22, 20219:00am PDT1.5 hours

For more than ten years, BenderU has helped our clients navigate the complex landscape of risk management. From agriculture to the Affordable Care Act, from employee benefits to OSHA, we offer live training in a casual setting, to help you address the thorny problems that apply to your specific situation.

For example, BenderU seminars have helped our clients learn:

  • How to spot and negotiate “battleground” clauses when your business works with contractors and subcontractors
  • How every dollar allocated toward disaster planning can help to save six dollars during recovery
  • The best way to create a home inventory to protect you in the event of a loss
  • The common compliance pitfalls businesses should avoid, as well as how to survive an audit
Best of all, BenderU is completely free. We offer it as a complimentary service, not only because “Education” is a cornerstone of our mission statement but also because we simply believe it’s the right thing to do.
Watch Past BenderU Seminars Here

A key aspect of our Mission Statement at Bender Insurance Solutions is to educate our clients. For over 10 years Bender Insurance Solutions has been committed to educating our clients with our Eggs & Issues seminars. These seminars have covered vast topics from defensive driving skills to sexual harassment / discrimination seminars. Out of these seminars has grown BenderU. Through BenderU, we strive to provide seminars that bring value to our clients that enrich their risk management programs, while making the complicated understandable.


A.M. Best Rating

Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors.

California Department of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. We are foremost a consumer protection agency. Our number one priority is to protect insurance consumers by regulating the industry’s practices and encouraging a healthy marketplace, which is one of the largest in the world.

California Department of Motor Vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the state agency responsible for the registration of motor vehicles and boats and the issuance of driver’s licenses in the U.S. state of California.

Kelley Blue Book

Since 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, has provided vehicle buyers and sellers with the new and used vehicle information they need to accomplish their goals with confidence.

Contractors State License Board

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects consumers by licensing and regulating California’s construction industry. There are more than 310,000 licensed contractors in the state, in 43 different licensing classifications.

State Compensation Insurance Fund

State Fund is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in California. State Fund plays a stabilizing role in California’s economy by maintaining an open door policy, ensuring all employers have a strong and stable option for their workers’ compensation needs.

California Department of Industrial Relations

The Department of Industrial Relations was established to improve working conditions for California’s wage earners, and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is a California unincorporated, nonprofit association comprised of all companies licensed to transact workers’ compensation insurance in California, and has over 400 member companies.

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