Since our founding almost 50 years ago in Chicago GUAA has remained committed to promoting the group underwriting profession by creating an active community for group underwriting professionals.

As an all-volunteer membership organization, our members directly help to guide and our focus and programming efforts to ensure our content is both current and meaningful.  With a membership of over two hundred fifty underwriters, underwriting leaders, actuaries and product professionals, GUAA provides members the opportunity to learn and lead the industry through our annual conference, webinars and various committees.  

GUAA membership will help you stay informed about industry trends and best practices as well as provide you the opportunity to connect with peers and experts in the field fostering professional relationships that can be invaluable for your career.


48th Annual GUAA Conference May 19-22, 2024

Join US at The Westin Nashville Hotel

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$995 Early Bird Registration

December 1, 2023 thru February 9, 2024


Networking: GUAA provides opportunities to connect with other group Life, Disability, Dental, Specialty and Health underwriters!

Access: to Reinsurance markets and other vendors whose products & solutions are focused on group insurance

Education: attend our annual conference or sponsored webinars to further your underwriting expertise

Make a Difference: join a committee to stay up-to-date and informed of industry trends, help drive programming and develop relationships that can lead to new opportunities.


Early Bird Registration Winners - Congratulations to Christine Coburn and Matt Zuber


MESSAGE FROM GUAA Communications & Webmaster - Mike Anderson, SunLife Financial

Don't miss out on GUAA's Annual Conference in Nashville! The early bird registration deadline for the 2024 GUAA conference is next Friday, February 9th. Secure your spot now and save on registration fees. As a special offer, for every 3 paid registrations your company makes, you can register an additional attendee for free! Take advantage of this opportunity to bring along a colleague with no registration fees!

This year's conference promises to be a great one! Our keynote speaker, Mary Kelly, Commander, USN, CSP, CPAE, will share leadership lessons from her distinguished Navy career and experience as a university professor, economist, consultant and author in her presentation - Navigating Crises, Challenges, and Changes. James R. Slotnick will be joining us again to discuss the political landscape and its implications for group benefits in this pivotal election year.

The agenda is shaping up to include informative sessions on emerging Benefits Technology & Connectivity, Deaths of Despair, Dental MLRs, Statutory & State Paid Leave, Absence Trends and more including the always popular "Talk Shop" roundtables. Register now to secure your spot and save; I hope to see you all in Music City this May!


Our committees are the backbone of GUAA and are responsible for the development of content and execution of sessions at our conferences and webinars.

To learn more become a member!

Dental, Vision and Hearing

Specialty, Medical & Supplemental Health

Disability and Absence

Group Life