In Memory of Hank George

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Henry “Hank” George passed away on January 10th, 2024 after a brief illness. Hank began an influential career in the field of medical underwriting at Northwestern Mutual in 1970. He also worked for Manulife, Lincoln National Re and ExamOne before starting his own underwriting consulting and training business in 2002. During this time, Hank founded the underwriting journal On The Risk as well as the International Underwriting Congress and the e-newsletter Hot Notes. Hank was an ex-president of the Home Office Life Underwriters Association (HOLUA) and the creator of several underwriting study groups.

During his career, Hank published over 550 research papers and articles, addressed the Million Dollar Round Table from the main stage on two occasions, and authored two books: Getting It Issued (co-authored with John Krinik) and Underwriting: What Every Producer Must Know. Hank was the recipient of the Academy of Life Underwriting Outstanding Achievement Award and was inducted into the AHOU Hall of Fame.

In his free time, Hank was a film enthusiast and regularly published movie reviews in Hot Notes. He was also a die-hard fan of the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks. His dedication to his profession, family, and friends was an inspiration to those who knew him best.

Hank’s full obituary can be found at Henry George Obituary – Heritage Funeral Home – Milwaukee – 2024 (