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Chicago RIMS Chapter Membership


Annual Membership includes:

  • Entrance to industry leading panels, educational presentations, social and networking events throughout the year
  • The opportunity to grow your network and increase your knowledge of the insurance industry
  • Access to leading professionals in the Risk and Insurance Management industry
  • Chapter Ambassadors to help with acclimation into the community
  • Exclusive events between Chicago RIMS and Rising Risk Professionals (RRP)
  • Membership pricing to Chicago RIMS meetings and events
  • Direct connection to 400+ Chicagoland Risk and Insurance Professionals
  • Chicago RIMS Chapter recently gained the title of the largest RIMS Chapter in the world (2019-20)

More Benefits of Membership:

  • Chicago RIMS consistently connects its membership to exciting content and Senior Risk and Insurance leaders because of its reach
  • Continue to focus efforts on the development of Risk and Insurance Professionals and foster partnerships with service providers to benefit the broader industry community
  • Access to knowledge to help improve your organization’s risk mitigation strategies
  • Virtual Meetings, Events, and Webinars to stay abreast of industry developments

How to become a member of Chicago RIMS Chapter:

Professional Membership

Are you an employee of a company/organization for which you have risk responsibilities? 

Your company is eligible to become an Professional Member of RIMS and you and a colleague (also an employee with risk responsibilities) will be your company’s individual members (we refer to you as a Professional member). Both your memberships are included in the $690 annual Society dues. The membership belongs to the organization, not the individual.

$690 - RIMS Society Dues (includes up to two members).

$250 - For each member after two.

$370 - A full-time professional with risk management responsibilities exclusively for one organization. 

$75 - Chicago RIMS Chapter dues for each Professional member joining RIMS.

Associate Membership

Do you provide products or services to those in the risk management profession? For instance, are you a broker, underwriter, consultant, attorney, accountant, actuary or outsourced risk manager?

You are eligible for Associate membership in RIMS. Associates have all the privileges of membership except they are not eligible to serve as voting members of Boards or Committees at the Society or Chapter level. Your individual Society member dues are $660 per year*; the membership belongs to you, not to your company/employer.

$200 Chicago RIMS Chapter Dues for each Associate Member.

Student Membership

Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in risk management, insurance or business? 

If you are not eligible in any other category, you are eligible for Student membership in RIMS. RIMS has waived dues for Student member, but you will be required to join and pay applicable dues to your local chapter.  The Chicago RIMS Chapter dues are $0. 

(A copy of your current transcript is required in order to qualify for student membership)

Educational Membership

Are you a full-time professor or dean in a program providing risk management, insurance or business education? 

You are eligible for Educational membership and your Society dues are $125 per year*.

(A current curriculum vitae is required in order to qualify for educational membership)

Chicago RIMS Chapter dues are $0.

Retired Membership

Are you fully retired from the risk profession? Were you a Professional or Associate member of RIMS immediately prior to your full retirement? 

You are eligible for Retired membership and your Society dues are $125 per year*.

Transitional Membership

Available to any Professional or Associate member upon separation from their current place of employment. Transitional Membership is renewable once, or a maximum of 2 years from the date of separation. Membership terminates upon acceptance of employment.

Chapter-Only Membership

Chapter-Only Membership must be applied for and approved by the Chicago RIMS Board. The chapter-only membership is awarded only to members that have special circumstances for a period of 12 months. If approved, chapter-only members will have access to local chapter benefits, but will not have access to the benefits available to full RIMS National members as described on

Click here for Chicago RIMS Associate Chapter-Only Membership Application and RRP Chapter-Only Membership Application

Rising Risk Professional (RRP) Membership

General Rising Risk Professional Membership

All new-to-the-industry Rising Risk Professionals are considered members of the group if they regularly attend RRP events and subscribe to RRP communications. RRP Members are usually 35 years old and younger with less than 7 years experience in the industry. There is currently no membership fee, and events are often free or low-cost to attend.  To join Chicago RIMS as an RRP member, click on the link above that reads click here for RRP Membership Application.

Chicago RIMS Chapter-Only Membership Opportunity for RRP Members

RRP members are highly encouraged to formally join the chapter, which opens additional opportunities to attend Chicago RIMS events at the member price and gain access to additional project/mentorship opportunities. Chicago RIMS offers special chapter-only membership to RRP members. Chapter-only membership does not grant access to national RIMS benefits but is an excellent value to those who want to get involved in RIMS locally.
Many companies are eager to support the professional development of young people within the industry. The majority of Chicago RIMS members secure financial sponsorship from their employer. Gaining approval for association membership may be a new experience for you as a Rising Risk Professional. If you need advice about how to request that your employer cover your Chicago RIMS membership, you can reach out to the RRP Membership Chair or President.

For more information about getting involved in RRP, visit

RIMS Chicago Chapter
318 Half Day Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

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