Our Next Meeting


MAY 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Please join LI RIMS for a conversational panel discussion on navigating the claims process during COVID. There is no doubt that COVID has been a disruption of epic proportion, but business continues, and claims happen. 

Our esteemed panelists will bring you their perspective on the claim management process through the eyes of a Claims Account Manager for an Insurance company, a Third-Party Administrator (TPA), and a Trial Attorney. Moderating the panel will be LI RIMS Board Member, David Farino.


Felice Balkin, Senior Account Manager, Claims- Arch Insurance Group
Felice has spent the last 20 years working in various positions within the claims world at enterprises such as Arch Insurance Group, Zurich Insurance, Aon, and ESIS. In her current roll at Arch, she specializes in Workers Compensation Claims and supports both the Construction and National Accounts Group. 

John Lastella, Vice President- Broadspire
John has spent the last 25+ years in the TPA Space. The TPA brings a unique position as the liaison between Market, Company, and Claimant, and ultimately is responsible for managing the claim files. In this vital role, they manage the communications, which in many instances determines the claim experience for all involved.

Jason Beckerman, Partner- Ropers Majeski
Jason is a trial lawyer and litigator who heads Ropers Majeski’s New York Construction practice. He has two decades of experience defending contractors, construction managers, and developers in high-profile complex labor law and construction disputes. Before joining Ropers Majeski, Jason headed the New York general litigation group of a large multinational law firm. 




LI RIMS is happy to announce that we intend to be ‘live’ and enjoy with your presence our 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Golf & Lobster Classic.  Invite your golf buddies and join us Thursday, June 17, 2021 for a 1pm shotgun start at Nissequogue Golf Course located in Saint James.

Your foursome will each receive a Silver Anniversary Gift!  We’ll have a four-person scramble with 18 holes, contests, raffle prizes, brunch, lunch, cocktail hour, and our famous STEAK & LOBSTER dinner.

If you have pre-registered and haven’t yet paid for your spot/sponsorship, please click here to fill out the registration form and mail payment to: Long Island RIMS, PO Box 374, Huntington Station, NY  11746.

Have questions or want to donate please contact:

     Steven Graziano


(631) 697-0096


Frank Franzini


(516) 790-3568 



Seminars & Special Events Program

Meeting Date/Time

Topic (s)


February 23, 2021
12:00pm -1:15 pm

The Hard Market We Are In - Why, What To Do and How to Handle It. 

 Via Zoom

May 4, 2021
12:00 pm
Navigating the Claims Process During COVID Via Zoom
June 17, 2021
11:30 am
25th Annual Golf & Lobster Classic Nissequogue Golf Club
St. James, NY


Thank You to Our 2021 Golf & Lobster Classic Gold Sponsors

       2021 Gold Sponsors


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Chapter Awards


 The Long Island Chapter of RIMS is the proud recipient of the 2015 Member Superstar Award.


The Long Island Chapter of RIMS was the proud recipient of the 2012 Spencer Educational Foundation 
Badge of Honor for our support of its mission of funding the education of tomorrow’s industry leaders



We have made a ground-breaking change at the LI RIMS Chapter. 
In order to enhance our Chapter, Risk Managers will now be
allowed to attend all of our Seminars FREE OF CHARGE.*   

Also Chapter Membership is granted to All Gold and Silver Sponsors 
of our Golf & Lobster Classic event. 

 If you should have any questions, please contact: 
Joe Corigliano at 516-547-3325.

*Risk Managers are full-time Professionals with Risk Management responsibilities exclusively for one organization.
The Chapter reserves the right to ultimately decide.
**Up to three Risk Managers per Company

RIMS strongly believes that the new RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) certification can be a great resource for interested Professional Members to take advantage of now and in the future.
The RIMS-CRMP is a credential that demonstrates your achievement of risk management competencies, knowledge and commitment to quality.  It represents the standard of education, experience and ethics that the discipline requires.

 Visit our MEETINGS & EVENTS - LOCAL RISK MANAGEMENT EVENTS page to learn more about this new
RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) Program.

Click Here To Download PDF with full Certification Details