Annual Risk Forum


The 2023 annual forum was hosted on March 7-8, 2023. 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.

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

Mike Hesse, Mass Mutual

Sharon Garner, American National

Doug Parrott, Forresters 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 2023 ALU FORUM SPONSORS:






More information for the 2024 Annual Forum, will be available soon.