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Hosted by SILA, the SILA Foundation provides various webinars for both SILA members and the general public in its purpose to provide an educational forum for the public in financial services, specifically insurance licensing and securities registration. Participation is free to all attendees and we encourage you to share it with others to include Compliance, Legal Departments, Human Resources, and others who would benefit from these educational webinars. You can view upcoming webinars and view recorded webinars by going to the SILA Foundation website (under Public Resources).

Latest Webinar

Webinar: Pet Insurance
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Your family includes your pet, your insurance should too?

"(Pet) Owners will likely incur at least one $2,000 – $4,000 bill for emergency care at some point during their pet’s lifetime”, says Dr. Louise Murray, vice-president of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, in New York City"*

Do you need need Pet Insurance for your dog or cat? What does it cover? All pet insurance plans use either a percentage of invoice or a benefit schedule to calculate reimbursement. What about a wellness plan? Attend the Pet Insurance Webinar so that you can make an informed decision about protecting your pet AND your wallet!


Kevin Patcheak is the Senior Business Development Executive for Nationwide Pet Insurance and brings 13 years of experience in the industry. Kevin specializes in implementing pet insurance into large employers and membership organizations as an ancillary benefit. Prior to Nationwide, Kevin worked at Fancy Publications on Dog Fancy Magazine, Cat Fancy Magazine and Pet Product News. These years of experience have given him great insight into the pet industry.

Kevin has spoken about Pet Health Insurance at National Leadership Summits, interview for the NY Times and on business radio. He travels over 100,000 miles a year educating organizations on the value of Pet Health Insurance. When Kevin isn’t traveling, he’s home car pooling his 4 kids around town, cooking with his wife of 23 years, or playing fetch with his chocolate lab, Cocoa.

You can find the recording of the webinar and copy of the powerpoint on the SILA Foundation website (

Past Webinars

Below are the last 7 months of webinar topics presented in coordination with the SILA Foundation. The recordings and powerpoints are all available on the SILA Foundation website

  • Retirement Planning - May 2017
  • Flood Insurance 101 - Mar 2017
  • Fiduciary Rule Update - Feb 2017
  • NARAB Overview and Updates - Jan 2017
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Travel Insurance - Dec 2016
  • Background Check Industry Trends - Nov 2016
  • Initiatives by State Securities Regulators to Protect Senior Investors - Oct 2016

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!