Did you know that the daily decisions of group underwriters influence the financial performance of a significant segment of the American economy?  

In 2000, employers spent $921.9 billion dollars on benefits for their employees. By 2010, the spend was over $1.088 Trillion1. A significant percentage of this total was spent on products managed by group underwriting professionals.

How the insurance industry fits into the broader scope of financial services is changing rapidly. If you are involved in this changing industry you need real insight on market developments and dynamics.

If you want a forum where you can meet industry leaders, policy makers and have access to those who are influencing the group insurance marketplace,then the Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA) is for you. The GUAA is comprised of industry professionals, like you, that actively promote the study, analysis and discussion of all matters relating to the underwriting of group products.

Membership in GUAA provides the following benefits

 Access:

  • To other group underwriting professionals. You will network face to face with others involved in all aspects of group underwriting. The spectrum of products includes Life, Disability, Dental as well as Specialty and Health.
  • To Reinsurance markets to help your company compete effectively.
  • To industry professionals dedicated to providing the services you need.
  • "I truly believe that sitting on the (Specialty and Health) Committee is a career achievement. I have such a vision for GUAA! I want the industry to immediately think of GUAA when they are considering Associations to join because of its high caliber presentations." - Patrice Corder, Specialist, Corporate Compliance, Nationwide.
  • "I enjoy the GUAA meetings because it enables me to touch base with my contemporaries, confirm or deny trends and just to generally stay at the forefront of my business as a constantly evolving customer base manages the challenges of a changing economic environment." -  Disability Committee Member Matthew R. Clark, Senior Underwriting Consultant, Group Reinsurance, Munich American Reassurance Company.
  • "Great Conference! Planned and coordinated well" - Todd Tucker, Group Underwriting Consultant, Munich Re.
  • " My 2nd year attending and thoroughly enjoy the networking, breakout sessions, location, meals, etc. Awesome event. Thank you!" - Tony DeGagne, Project Manager, Mutual of Omaha.

 

Latest News

Congratulations to our 2017 Survey Winners! Dawn Kraemer, Ron Ragan and Stacey Thorsten. Thank you to all who took the time and provided feedback on our 2017 Conference.  
 

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 Upcoming Events

GUAA 2018 Conference
May 20-23, 2018

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Orlando, FL

Registration for the 2018 Conference will soon be available!

 
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Information

  • Attend our information packed conferences! Workshops, case studies, keynote and motivational speakers..... all designed specifically with you, the group underwriting professional in mind.

 

 Value

  • Our membership dues and conference fees are the best value in the industry!
  • "Worth the price of admission for the entire conference!" - GUAA attendee about just one of our workshops.
  • "Conference was well done and very worth the money" - Jonathan Becker, Vice President, Actuarial and Underwriting, Delta Dental of Minnesota.  

 

Contact Info 

Group Underwriters Association of America
P.O. Box 3026
1430 Enfield Street

Enfield, CT 06083-3026

Phone: (205) 427-2638
Fax: (205) 981-2901

Email: info@guaa.com

 
1Source: EBRI Databook on Employee Benefits, Chapter 2, Updated May 2012.