ABOUT GUAA

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.

GUAA EVENTS

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



2024 Conference Agenda

 2024 GUAA Conference Program

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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.

Announcements

 

Congratulations to Mark Morgan with Tokio Marine HCC - Stop Loss Group for winning the $200 Grand Prize Gift Card drawing at the 2024 GUAA Conference!

GUAA Conference Agenda
The 2024 Conference Agenda has been sent out and is posted above under GUAA Events. 

 

Message from GUAA President - Matt Clark, Munich Re

48th Annual GUAA Conference

As you have already seen from Mike Anderson’s and Jeff Beard’s recent announcements, we hope you are planning to join us at the Westin Nashville Hotel in Music City Center in Nashville! If you’ve already enrolled, we look forward to seeing you there! If still undecided, we hope you are seriously considering doing so.

 

The theme for this year’s Conference is “Underwriting the Future”. We are finalizing our draft agenda and will share when completed so you can review the session and topics we plan to focus on at this year’s annual meeting. We believe these represent some great opportunities to address emerging concerns and their impact on underwriting in which has been a volatile year for the economy and our group markets.

 

Beyond the many entertaining and cultural opportunities, the Music City offers, we have contracted to have our sponsored event at 27 LIVE on Monday, 5/20/2024!

 

Twenty-seven floors high above Nashville's bustling downtown, L27 is the city's ideal rooftop lounge retreat to unwind, sip, and, savor. We will be having a dinner buffet as well as a Nashville based entertainer, and professional photographer Matt Andrews will be there taking head shots for those interested in updating their LinkedIn pages or other social media needs with a professional new picture, come prepared if interested.

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...

 

There is a New Job Board Posting
 

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!

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