2018 Underwriting Issues & Innovation Seminar


July 29 - 31, 2018


The Westin O’Hare
Chicago, IL

  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge

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Program Overview

Presented by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Product Development Section, the 2018 Underwriting Issues and Innovation Seminar will provide information on the latest underwriting topics. During the sixth installment of this highly-regarded seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other life insurance professionals.

Some of the topics that will be covered in this seminar include:

  • Behavioral economics;
  • Practical uses of predictive analytics;
  • Smoker propensity models;
  • InsurTech; and
  • Early experience on accelerated underwriting programs

Join us for this unique and exciting seminar.

Educational Objectives

Attendees will leave this seminar with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the current and emerging topics and issues in life underwriting. 

Target Audience

Actuaries, underwriters, medical directors, reinsurers, product development staff, claims managers and anyone interested in learning more about the current and future life underwriting issues and innovations.

Level of Difficulty

The seminar is designed for participants with a moderate level experience.





Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.