Select Sessions from the AHOU 2017 Conference will be streamed LIVE!


Can’t make it to San Diego? You don’t have to miss out on the underwriting industry event of the year -  AHOU is offering six of our insightful sessions via livestream! The opportunity to participate via livestream is FREE for members of AHOU! All members will also be able to stream session recordings on-demand after the event.


AHOU members register here!

A link to access the livestream will be emailed to you once you have completed registration. Contact with questions.


Here are the conference sessions and activities that you can experience in real-time. All times noted below are Pacific.


Monday, April 3


8:15 – 8:30 AM  - Join the livestream early to catch the Opening Ceremonies and Presidential Address!


8:30 – 9:15 AM – Session Begins

Going Social - Five lessons for how your company can use social media to recruit the best talent and manage your brand. | Dr. Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland


9:15 – 10:15 AM – Learn more about AHOU membership, hear updates from our Executive Council, and catch the AHOU Hall of Fame award ceremony!


10:15 – 11:15 AM – Session Begins

Disrupt or Be Disrupted – The Future of Underwriting is Now - Embracing change, engaging technology, and exploring innovation to create the future of the industry. | Sarah Schneider, Vice President – Life and Annuity New Business, Northwestern Mutual


11:15 – 11:45 AM – Stay tuned after the sessions end for Association Delegates and recognition of new FALUs!


Tuesday, April 4


8:00 – 9:00 AM – Session Begins

Marijuana: Assessing the Risk - Current clinical evidence for the use of medical marijuana, the shifting attitudes towards recreational marijuana, and possible implications for the insurance industry. | Gina Guzman, Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Munich Re | Chris Regione, Assistant Vice President, Underwriting Services, Munich Re


9:30 – 10:30 AM – Session Begins

Financial Data in Life Underwriting – What Have We Learned? - The value, impact, and opinions on the future of using financial data scoring to help determine an individual’s mortality risk. | Bob Cicchi, Vice President, Underwriting, AIG | Sean Conrad, VP and Actuary, Hannover Re | Keith Hoeffner, Director Life Sales, LexisNexis | Mario M.S. Martins, Corporate Vice President, New York Life


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Session Begins

Be the Disruptor: Making Yourself Relevant in a Data Driven World – Implementing a rules engine, a simplified issue product, and a predictive model to streamline the process for traditional products. | Eric Flender, AVP, Chief Underwriter, Nationwide | Susan Hennis, Chief Underwriter, COUNTRY Financial | Roger Tafoya, Corporate Vice President Underwriting R&D, New York Life |Moderator: Phil Murphy, Second Vice President, Individual Reinsurance – Innovation, Munich Re


Wednesday, April 5


10:00  – 10:15 AM – Tune in early to catch the AHOU Officer Transition!


10:15 – 11:15 AM - Session Begins

From Synthetic Life to Human Longevity - Why the confluence of decreased DNA sequencing costs, cloud-based computational platforms, machine learning, and focus on value-based health care have created a new opportunity to revolutionize human health and the practice of medicine. | Dr. Brad Perkins, Chief Medical Officer, Human Longevity, Inc.


11:15 – 11:30 AMStick around for the closing remarks and your invitation to the 2018 Annual Conference!