Annual Risk Forum


The 2024 annual forum will be hosted on April 8-9, 2024. The Forum is a meeting allowing for an open exchange of ideas and discussion among senior life, health and disability underwriting personnel—Chief Underwriters or their designates - who are employees of North American Life Insurance Companies, reinsurers or retrocessionaires. Normally, this is a “by invitation only” meeting and only allows one attendee per company.

2024 Forum Schedule:

Monday, April 8th: 2 pm to 5 pm

Reception: 5:30 to 6:30

Dinner:  6:30


Tuesday, April 9th: 8 am to 3 pm

Lunch: 12 pm to 1 pm

Adjourn: 3 pm


Hosted annually by the Academy of Life Underwriting, the three ALU Coordinators that make this meeting possible are:

Sharon Garner, American National

Carolyn Goshorn, Securian

Amy Rider, Sammons Financial

The mission of the ALU Forum is to provide a platform for open discussion of Underwriting Risk Selection, philosophies, emerging trends and best practices. The ALU Forum is an opportunity for Chief Underwriters (or their delegates) to support our underwriting profession and network with industry professionals.

Thank you to our 2024 ALU FORUM SPONSORS:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors: