Underwriting Development & Education Committee (UDEC)

The mission of the Underwriting Development & Education Committee is to provide underwriters at all levels with educational opportunities to support professional development. Resources include webinars, tutorials, and series about relevant topics facilitated by leading physicians and professionals in the field.

2021 Webinars

Webinars occur at 11 am Central Time, 12 pm Eastern Time

February 9, 2021 June 8, 2021
"Around the World of Autoimmunity: Advances in Treatment and Outcomes" “The Highs and Lows of WBCs”
Lisa Duckett, MD, DBIM Bradley Heltemes, MD, DBIM, FAAIM
VP, Medical Director at RGA Reinsurance Company VP, Medical Director at R&D Munich American Reinsurance Company
April 6, 2021 September 14, 2021
“GI Miscellany: A Brief Overview of IBS, IBD, and Celiac Disease” “Personalized Underwriting - How Trends in Science, Medicine and Technology Will Challenge the Law of Large Numbers”
John White III, MD, MBA, DBIM, FLMI Paulo Bandeira Pinho, MD, FAAP, FACP
SVP and Chief Medical Director at American National Insurance Company Vice President & Medical Director of Innovation for Diameter Health
May 11, 2021 November 17, 2021
“Urinalysis: Not Your Average Waste” “Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses and Start-Ups”
Anjali Masand, MD Mike Happold, FALU, FLMI, AFSI, Second Vice President, Underwriting Services at Munich American Reassurance Company
Corporate VP and Medical Director at New York Life Insurance Company Joe Colangelo, Corporate VP Underwriting at New York Life Insurance Company


Annual company membership fee for 2021 includes these benefits:

Six live webinars 

Access to the ALU Bank of all past Webinars and Tutorials---a library of over 80 recordings covering a wide variety of medical and non-medical topics including management, financial and foreign risk.

The company’s annual membership fee for 2021 is based on the number of underwriters in the company:

Individual Registration (includes e-version of the OTR): $100.00

Up to 50 Underwriters: $350.00

More than 50 and up to 100 Underwriters: $500.00

More than 100 Underwriters: $700.00

Introduction to Basic EKG Tutorials:

The Academy of Life Underwriting is also offering Introduction to Basic EKG Tutorials. This four part series, moderated by Dr. William Camm, presents the skills necessary to differentiate between normal and abnormal EKG.


To register for the 2021 Webinar Series or Basic EKG Tutorials, go to the ALU Store. For more information please contact aluwebinars@alu-web.com.