Expanding financial protection for families and investments in communities will be key topics for life insurance company leaders during the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) Annual Conference, September 28-30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
In-person for the first time in three years, the ACLI Annual Conference is the premier meeting for an industry that helps individuals and employers access life insurance, annuities and other tools for financial protection and retirement security. Special guest speakers include former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen, and world-renowned futurist Amy Webb.
Guided by the conference’s theme, LIFT (Life Insurers Fuel Transformation), other speakers and sessions will discuss ways to advance the industry’s commitment to investing in community development. In April, ACLI launched its 360 Community Capital initiative that aims to strengthen communities through affordable, sustainable housing. It will pair the life insurance industry’s long-term investment strategies with on-the-ground expertise from community partners who know what families and communities need to thrive.
In addition, a panel of policy experts will explore the life insurance industry’s role in providing workers with paid family and medical leave solutions. Today, life insurers provide paid medical leave benefits through short-term disability policies to more than 47% of full-time U.S. workers. The panel will discuss public and private-sector proposals that expand benefits to include family leave and help more workers, particularly those at small employers, access these important protections.
Led by ACLI Chair J. Scott Davison, Chairman, President and CEO of OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., and ACLI President and CEO Susan Neely, conference speakers and panels also will discuss the legislative and regulatory changes affecting life insurance companies and the 90 million Americans who rely on the industry for financial protection and retirement security.
During the conference, Andy Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Business for Prudential Financial, will succeed Davison as Chair of the ACLI Board of Directors. Sullivan will serve as Chair through September 2023.
Select sessions will be CLE and CPE credit eligible. More information is available on the ACLI website.
ACLI is the leading trade association driving public policy and advocacy on behalf of the life insurance industry. ACLI’s 280 member companies represent 94% of industry assets in the United States.