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IWIF proudly hosts the annual SERMA Conference and conducts quarterly safety training workshops.


Free SERMA Supervisor Training

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Working within the current Maryland State of Emergency, we continue to focus on providing important information to State Agencies. As a result, this training has been changed to a pre-recorded, on-demand training which will be posted on YouTube. We will send the link to registered participants on the morning of the 3/31 training.

This will be a pre-recorded presentation that will take the place of the in-person training. Please do not come to Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company or Chesapeake Employers’ Training Center at the Cromwell Center on March 31, 2020, as this training will now be online only. 

Topics will include:

  • Claims management 101
  • Accident investigation
  • The questionable claim

To learn more about the training, click here.


Occupational First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED Training for Non-Healthcare Organizations

This training is intended for laypersons and not for those who work in a healthcare setting and are required to take a healthcare provider course for employment. This training includes first aid basics and information on medical, injury, and environmental emergencies, as well as basic adult CPR and the proper use of AEDs in cardiac and breathing emergencies.

Classes are limited to 24 people and are taught by SERMA Risk Management or Chesapeake Employers’ Safety Management Consultants certified as NSC First Aid Instructors*. An NSC certification card will be awarded upon successful completion of the training. Both the CPR and First Aid certifications are good for two years from the date of successful completion.

*This comprehensive National Safety Council (NSC) training helps ensure compliance with OSHA First Aid Standard 29 CFR 1910.151 for those individuals seeking First Aid and CPR/AED certification.

Note: There is a nominal charge ($15.85/attendee) to cover training materials. Credit cards not accepted. We can accept payment via check only; please make checks payable to Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company.

Register for one of the following all-day workshops

Time:  Registration 8:30 a.m.  |   Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Location:  (new location) Chesapeake Employers' Training Center at the Cromwell Center, 810 Gleneagles Ct, Suite 312, Towson, MD 21286


SERMA Conference 2020

May 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Boumi Shriner’s Temple 
5050 King Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21237 

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 SERMA Awards is Thursday, April 23, 2020.

   Award Program Overview               Award Nomination Form

SERMA Newsletters

Spring 2019

  • Save the Date! SERMA Conference is Thursday, May 23
  • SERMA Awards: Tips on Submitting an Award-winning Nomination
  • Meet Trachell Coleman, State Claims Supervisor
  • Upcoming Training Dates
  • Claims Adjuster's Tip of the Quarter

Summer 2019

  • SERMA Conference Marks 30th Anniversary
  • IWIF/Chesapeake Employers Sponsors New Seminars on Active Shooter Preparedness
  • New Website Unveiled
  • May 16 Designated as "Move Over" Day
  • Safety Training Meets Virtual Reality
  • Claims Adjuster's Tip of the Quarter

Fall 2019

  • Maryland State Trooper's "Move Over" Message Goes Viral
  • SERMA Hosts 4th Qtr. Claims Management Training for Supervisors
  • IWIF/Chesapeake Employers Sponsors MACo Conference
  • New Safety Tip Sheet Available
  • Claim Adjuster's Tip of the Quarter