Annual Risk Forum 

April 6 - 7, 2020


COVID-19 Update:

Like many of you over the past several weeks we have monitored the COVID-19 developments in our Cities, States, at the National level and World Wide.   Based upon the most current information, ALU is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 ALU Annual Risk Forum meeting in Chicago, IL on April 6-7, 2020.

For those of you that have registered with ALU for this meeting, refunds will be made for registration fees.  Room reservations with the Hyatt Regency O’Hare have also been processed, however we urge you to confirm your room cancellation directly with the Hyatt at 1-800-233-1234.

Registration refunds will be processed automatically and will be made based on the initial payment type. You should receive this refund no later than April 1, 2020.


The annual 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. This is a “by invitation only” meeting, and one attendee per company is allowed. The ALU Forum follows anti-trust practices.

Hosted annually by the Academy of Life Underwriting, ALU Forum attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 participants, including three ALU Coordinators. 2020 Coordinators are:

Cheryl Johns, AAA Life Insurance Company

Mike Hesse, RGA

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.

We look forward to another fantastic meeting in 2020!