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2016 DI and LTC Insurers' Forum

Big Ideas in the Big Easy

9/21/2016 - 9/23/2016
The Roosevelt, New Orleans, LA

Overview

Who Attends

Executives and professionals responsible for and interested in individual disability income, long-term care and combo products, sales, distribution, claims, underwriting, and administration.

Highlights

The DI & LTC Insurers' Forum provides a world-class opportunity to learn about and participate in the cross-functional aspects of the industry. Actuaries, administrators, strategic managers, marketing and sales professionals, distribution experts and researchers will be present to provide you with their industry insights.

This is the premier disability income and long-term care conference in North America that offers a unique opportunity for attendees to network and communicate with other industry professionals. The year’s event promises to be highly interactive and provide attendees with a strategies for success.

Registration

Registration Fees

Register by August 24 and save!

Early Registration Fees:
LIMRA, LOMA, and SOA Members: $1,195
Non-member: $1,695

After August 24, 2016
LIMRA, LOMA, and SOA Members: $1,395
Non-member $1,895

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. These requests carry a $100.00 U.S. administrative charge. Full refunds minus the administrative fee will be granted on written requests received no later than ten business days before the meeting. No refunds will be granted if the request is received within ten business days of the meeting. If for any reason a meeting is cancelled, the Conference Organizers will refund the total registration fee. However, the Conference Organizers will not be responsible for any travel, hotel accommodations or other costs incurred. Cancellation requests should be submitted to meetings@loma.org.

Hotel/Venue

The Roosevelt
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reservations Here

Make your reservations at this link by August 24, 2016 to obtain the group rate of $239 + 13% sales/bed tax, $2 hotel occupancy fee, and 1.75% tourism assessment.

Please note that hotel rates will go up after the cut-off date or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discounted rates.

Roosevelt Hotel

Agenda

Speakers

Carl G. Amick, FSA, MAAA
Vice President, Pricing & Underwriting Policy, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Carl G. Amick, FSA, MAAA

Vice President, Pricing & Underwriting Policy, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Carl Amick is Vice President of Pricing and Underwriting Policy at Guardian Life Insurance Company. In this capacity, he is a member of Guardian’s Disability Leadership Team. He joined the company in 2011 from Northwestern Mutual, where he was Vice President, Disability Risk Management Operations. Amick has worked with disability insurance since 1983.
James J. Donelon
Commissioner of Insurance, Louisiana Department of Insurance
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: GENERAL SESSION

James J. Donelon

Commissioner of Insurance, Louisiana Department of Insurance

Prior to becoming Commissioner of Insurance in 2006, Jim Donelon served the Louisiana Department of Insurance in leadership positions as Chief Deputy Commissioner and Executive Counsel. His public service career includes 33 years of military experience in the Louisiana Army National Guard where he retired with the rank of Colonel. He served in the House of Representatives from 1981-2001 where he served as Chairman of the Committee on Insurance. Donelon served as the President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) in 2013. He also serves as Chairman of the NAIC Surplus Lines Task Force.
Mike Doughty
President and General Manager, John Hancock Insurance

Mike Doughty

President and General Manager, John Hancock Insurance

Michael Doughty has overall management responsibility for John Hancock’s life insurance and long term care insurance businesses, including sales, marketing, product development and service operations. Before joining John Hancock in 2012, he was Executive Vice President, Individual Insurance for Manulife’s Canadian division. Doughty is an active supporter of the insurance industry and his community, serving on the boards of LL Global, Life Happens, The American College, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Robert Mann
Professor, Manship Chair, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    8:30 am - 9:30 am: GENERAL SESSION

Robert Mann

Professor, Manship Chair, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Prior to joining the Manship School in 2006, Robert Mann served as communications director to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. He joined the governor’s staff in 2004 after serving 17 years as state director and press secretary to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana. Mann’s essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Politico. He is editor of the Media & Public Affairs Book Series, a joint series sponsored by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and LSU Press.
Dawn McMaster
Vice President, Individual Disability Insurance, Standard Insurance Company

Dawn McMaster

Vice President, Individual Disability Insurance, Standard Insurance Company

Dawn McMaster leads the Individual Disability Product Line at Standard Insurance Company. She joined the company in 1995 in sales support and held a succession of positions with increased responsibility within IDI before moving into her current position in 2009. During her tenure, McMaster led development of the company’s dedicated Guarantee Issue team and oversaw implementation of an electronic policy delivery system — the first of its kind in the industry. She is on the board of directors at the Boys and Girls Aid Society.
Peter Ricchiuti
Director of Research for Burkenroad Reports A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

Peter Ricchiuti

Director of Research for Burkenroad Reports A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

Peter Ricchiuti is the business professor you wish you had back in college. His humor and insight have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. In a recent competition, Peter’s teaching delivery skills placed atop a field of 500 universities representing 43 countries.

Peter is a graduate of Babson College, started his career at the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co and later served as the assistant state treasurer for Louisiana. There he successfully managed the State’s $3 billion investment portfolio.

Peter has addressed over 1000 groups in 47 states. These include groups of nuns, tin can manufacturers, money managers, waterpark owners, insurance professionals and NFL players. He has even done a couple of TED TALKS.
Jesse Slome, CLU, ChFC
Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance

Jesse Slome, CLU, ChFC

Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance

Jesse Slome is director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, the national organization exclusively focused on creating awareness for long-term care planning and supporting financial professionals who market LTC solutions. Slome established Long-Term Care Awareness Month, recognized by Congress and is the most frequently quoted spokesperson advocating for the long-term care insurance industry. In 2016, he founded the National Advisory Center for Short-Term Care Information with the goal of broadening awareness for STC insurance products in the United States.
José S. Suquet
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Pan-American Life Insurance Group
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: GENERAL SESSION

José S. Suquet

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Pan-American Life Insurance Group

José joined Pan-American Life in November 2004 and has led the organization to record growth and success thanks to an initial restructuring of the Group’s operations; a renewed and strategic focus on life, accident and health insurance solutions; and a combination of organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Pan-American Life, José held senior management posts in the insurance industry for more than three decades, including serving as senior executive vice president and chief distribution officer of AXA Financial. He also opened “The Suquet Agency” which was among the sales and marketing leaders of The Equitable. José is currently serving on the Boards of Directors of The Idea Village; Regions Financial Corporation; the American Council of Life Insurer’s (ACLI); and the Ochsner Health System.
Leston Welsh, FSA, MAAA
Vice President, IDI Operations and Market Development, Unum

Leston Welsh, FSA, MAAA

Vice President, IDI Operations and Market Development, Unum

Since joining Unum in 2015, Leston Welsh has driven strategic growth of the Individual Disability business and oversees leadership of the Individual Disability Operations teams. He has extensive experience in product management, voluntary benefits and financial reporting and analysis. Prior to joining Unum, Welsh was vice president of Sun Life Financial Voluntary business, where he evaluated and reset their U.S. Voluntary strategy.
Kamilah Williams-Kemp

Vice President, Long Term Care
Northwestern Mutual

President and CEO
Northwestern Long Term Care Company


Kamilah Williams-Kemp

Vice President, Long Term Care
Northwestern Mutual

President and CEO
Northwestern Long Term Care Company

Kamilah Williams-Kemp was appointed an executive officer effective February 1, 2015. In this role, Williams-Kemp is responsible for leading the long term care product vision and strategy, managing product line performance, and overseeing LTC operations. Since joining Northwestern Mutual in 1999 as an underwriter in the Disability Income Department, Williams-Kemp has held roles in New Business, Human Resources, and Agencies. In 2016, Williams-Kemp was recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Connect with Key Prospects 

This conference is your opportunity to meet and network with insurance professionals involved in the product design, regulation, rates and underwriting changes impacting the DI & LTC industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities - Raise your level of branding with this audience by securing a Sponsorship. Options include:

  • Multiple conference registrations, which include full access to attendees at breaks and meals
  • Special recognition in the registration brochure, onsite conference program, onsite signs, and general session walk-in slides
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Your company's marketing piece in attendee packets
  • Specialty conference merchandise that will deliver your company name to all attendees

To create your Sponsorship package, contact: Jim Haggerty at 770-984-6448 or jhaggerty@loma.org

Exhibitor Package, $2,390, includes:

  • Two full-conference registrations
  • Additional attendees pay the member rate of just $1,195
  • One 6-foot skirted table with an electrical outlet (only table-top displays are permitted)
  • One-time use of the registrant/attendee list (includes email addresses for attendees who opt to share them).  Your choice of three weeks prior to or three weeks following the event
  • Acknowledgment in the onsite conference program and general session walk-in slides
  • Logo and company description on the vendor sheet included in attendee packets

Register now as an exhibitor! 

Use the Quick Links in the right-hand column to learn more about this conference.

To discuss a sponsorship/exhibitor package that will suit your business needs, please contact:

Jim Haggerty
770-984-6448
jhaggerty@loma.org

Sponsor

Contact us to learn more:

Suzanne Melanson

Conference Coordinator

LIMRA

(860) 285-7879

smelanson@limra.com