CUNA Mutual Group Sets 2013 Credit Union Protection Webinars

Risk Managers to Discuss Top and Most Costly Risks Affecting Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis. – Registration is open for CUNA Mutual Group’s 2013 Credit Union Protection Webinar series – 10 risk management sessions available exclusively for the insurer’s fidelity bond policyholders.

Sessions will address the top risk trends and exposures credit unions need to be aware of and avoid, said Brad Mundine, CUNA Mutual Group senior manager of Credit Union Protection Risk Management.

“Attendees will gain valuable insights and recommendations to reduce losses and help protect their credit unions against a wide variety of risks. The one-hour webinars are provided as a no-cost, value-added benefit for policyholders, who can participate without stepping away from their desk,” Mundine said.

Following are webinar dates and session summaries:

Wire Transfer Fraud, Jan. 16
Sophisticated wire transfer scams have replaced simple phone calls and Dumpster-diving tactics. Learn how criminals are perpetrating remote schemes and how to prevent incurring large losses associated with this fraud.

Employee Dishonesty, Feb. 13
Employee dishonesty can have a financial and reputational impact that many credit unions are not prepared to handle. This session will discuss the latest loss activity trends, how to identify behavioral red flags and simple steps to help reduce the risk of employee dishonesty.

Electronic Documents & Signatures, March 20
Electronic documents and electronic signatures can improve efficiency in credit unions but also create risks. Learn where and how to use this kind of technology, and get a better understanding of the operational risks and compliance and legal issues.

Handling the Aging Workplace & Worker Safety, April 17
The number of workers over age 55 has increased rapidly. Presenters will discuss the realities of the aging workforce, the impact it can have on safety, and practical ideas to help reduce disabling workplace injuries that cost businesses multi-millions in annual expenses.

Employment Practices, May 15
In these turbulent economic times, workplace discrimination charges and employment practices liability lawsuits are rising. Learn about the latest workplace issues and actionable steps to reduce your employment practices liability claims exposure.

Communication, Social Media & Crisis Management, July 24
Communication is key during a crisis. This session will discuss case studies showing the importance of real-time communication, as well as steps to include in your disaster plan and how social media can assist in your disaster response.

Insurance Coverage Adequacy, Aug. 21
Without an understanding of insurance coverage, limits, and associated risks, your bottom line can suffer. Learn about the coverage adequacy landscape, common risk exposures and the potential impact of un- or under-insured coverage and/or limits.

Vendor Management: Due Diligence & Liability, Sept. 18
Relationships with third-party vendors can expose credit unions to greater legal and reputational risks. In this session, learn more about contractual considerations and insurance requirements related to work and agreements with third-party vendors.

Cyber Risks: Threats & Loss Control, Oct. 16
It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a data breach will occur. Cyber risks can result in financial and reputational losses as well lost data. Learn about malicious and non-malicious threats, top perils impacting you and your members and ways to plan ahead.

Lender Liability, Nov. 13
Lender liability lawsuits continue to grow in challenging times. This session will introduce the importance of understanding your exposure, illustrate typical case law allegations, and share how to protect your credit union from these exposures.

In 2012, more than 5,700 credit unions professionals attended Credit Union Protection webinars, a 45.7 percent increase over 2011.

For registration information, go to the Credit Union Protection Resource Center: Participants must be logged in to view and register for webinars. For those without log-in credentials click on “Register for a User ID” in the My Services section of

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CUNA Mutual Group insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. With more than 75 years of true market commitment, CUNA Mutual Group’s vision is unwavering: To be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence through customer-focused products and market-driven insight. More information on the company is available on the company’s website at

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company. Property and casualty insurance products are issued by CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. Each insurer is solely responsible for the financial obligations under the policies and contracts it issues. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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