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.


TitleDateStart TimeDurationRegister
When is a Group Captive Insurance Program Right for your Business? Join us and learn how best-in-class companies have taken control of their commercial insurance costs and turned it into a profit center.

This webinar is designed for owners, CFO’s , controllers and those who are involved in the insurance buying/decision making process.

You will gain a better understanding of how a captive program might work for your company. Plus, you will hear from a business owner about how their business has benefited.

Join us to learn how you...
- Can take control of your workers’ comp, commercial auto, and general liability insurance premiums.
- Have access to specialized services to reduce losses.
- Have the potential to receive underwriting profits and investment income.
- Can stabilize your insurance costs and potential for long-term savings.
Apr 27, 20219:00am PDT1.5 hours
Real Estate Investing 101 Join us for...
- Basic guidelines for investment real estate financing
- Current market on real estate investment properties
- Beginning strategies and tips for new real estate investors
- Engaging Q&A time with the experts
May 12, 20219:30am PDT1 hour
Situational Awareness - Active Shooter: Becoming Jason Bourne It’s important for employees to understand how to avoid situations where violence may occur, and know what to do in the event of an active shooter or violent situation. In light of recent shootings in both the workplace and public venues, employers are taking steps to prepare for similar scenarios. There is no cookie cutter approach to such a fluid and unpredictable event, but what employers and employees can do is make facilities more difficult to penetrate, entry protocols more stringent, and implement staff training to improve awareness. This requires astute awareness of surroundings and responding efficiently and effectively when something doesn’t seem right.

Join us to learn...
- The four types of workplace violence as identified by OSHA and the FBI
- Situational awareness and how employees can train themselves to be more aware of their surroundings
- The concept of run-hide-fight as outlined by the department of Homeland Securitys
- The most important steps employers and employees can take to reduce the possibility of a work-place violence event
- How employees can train themselves to be more mindful and present in their daily lives so that may increase their chances of surviving an active shooter event.

Presented by:
Cathi L. Marx, ALCM, COSS, COEA, CHPP VP Risk & Safety Services
Aspen Risk Management Group,
a TRISTAR Company
May 18, 20219:00am PDT1.5 hours
Crisis Communications: Are you Scared or Prepared? Learn how to Prepare and be Ready for Anything It’s not ‘if’ you’ll experience a crisis, but rather ‘when.’ Is your company prepared?

The first few hours of any extraordinary event facing a company are the most critical to successfully managing the situation and avoiding a high-profile crisis. When it comes to communication, now is the time – before an extraordinary situation occurs – to develop your crisis communications plan. Every company should have a Crisis Communications plan, yet fewer than 45% of companies state that they do. The worst time to “plan” for a crisis is in the midst of one. If you thought news traveled fast before, social media moves at the speed of light. Do you have a plan? We’ll provide all the key tips to get you started!

Join us to learn...
- How to minimize the negative impact to the business and brand
- How to control distribution and flow of information
- What tools are key to a successful crisis response
- Key Tips on how to Survive a Crisis
- The “Power of 3’ to ensure your crisis doesn’t turn into a catastrophe

Presented by:
Debi Hammond, Founder/President
Brenda Forman, Vice President, Managing Director
Merlot Marketing, Inc.
May 27, 20219:30am PDT1 hour

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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