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2022 Life Insurance Conference

The Great Reset

4/25/2022 - 4/27/2022
JW Marriott, Tampa, FL


Who Attends

Professionals involved in the development, operations, marketing, distribution, regulation, technology, or administration of individual life insurance products.


COVID-19 has been a wake-up call that could transform the life insurance industry. It has changed the consumer’s perception of life insurance.

For life insurers, a pandemic is the ultimate test. We have shown that we are here for these times. We should be able to capitalize on the renewed interest resulting from the pandemic and keep the momentum going. There are some important changes we need to make to remain relevant in future.

Insurers will need to offer easy access and the seamless digital experiences that customers now demand. This, in turn, represents a challenge for medical underwriting, which remains a key barrier to simpler, smoother sales. It’s the single biggest pain point in the life insurance consumer journey. Can data and predictive modeling help break the log jam?

Wellness is another area that allows insurers to personalize the customer experience. People are prepared to share data, but they want something back. If they think they’re living a healthier life than the general population, they want to share that data and to get a discount on their life insurance premium as a result. Consumers want to feel they’re dealing with a life insurance company that knows them.

The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our industry. This year’s conference will address how you can take advantage of these opportunities. Don’t miss this premier event for life insurance professionals.

Sessions at the 2022 Life Insurance Conference could fulfill up to 13.20 units toward the SOA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement. You may use the Actuarial CPD Tracker to add credit to your account for the sessions you attend at the conference.


David Altmaier
Insurance Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    8:10 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

David Altmaier

Insurance Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

David Altmaier was appointed as the Florida Insurance Commissioner in April 2016 by the Financial Services Commission. He leads the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) and has oversight of one of the largest insurance markets in the world. Under Altmaier’s leadership, OIR has worked to cultivate a market in Florida in which insurance products are reliable, available, and affordable. Altmaier began his public service at OIR in 2008, serving in a number of roles including Chief Analyst of the Property and Casualty Financial Oversight unit and Deputy Commissioner of Property and Casualty Insurance. Commissioner Altmaier is the immediate past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), after serving as President in 2021, President-Elect in 2020 and Vice President in 2019.

Bassam Chaptini
Chief Technology Officer, Unqork Inc.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Bassam Chaptini

Chief Technology Officer, Unqork Inc.

Bassam is the Chief Technology Officer of Unqork where he leads technology, product, and data capabilities to build Unqork's unique no-code platform that enables enterprises to deploy complex and regulated software at unmatched speed. Prior to Unqork, Bassam was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he served top financial services executives and completed extensive work in digital strategy and tech-enabled solutions. Prior to McKinsey, Bassam led a team of data scientists at Choicestream Inc., a startup that built machine learning solutions for leading e-commerce sites. Bassam holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Artificial Intelligence where his research focused at expanding machine-learning techniques to personalize online interactions.

Magie Cook
President and Chief Executive Officer, Magie Cook, LLC
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Magie Cook

President and Chief Executive Officer, Magie Cook, LLC

Magie is America’s Success Speaker and The Bootstrapped Coach. She is the CEO & founder of Maggie’s Salsa, LLC, a fresh salsa and Dips company that she started with $800 after she was homeless which was later sold to Campbells Soup for 231M. She is now living her dream by helping entrepreneurs and teams discover their hidden personal power so they can increase their revenue and grow consistently. After living a life of suffering in an orphanage for 18 years, Magie, created mindset strategies that changed her life. With 30 years of experience, Magie now dedicates her life to helping others unleash their full potential, specializing in mind and business optimization strategies to accelerate true success.

Magie is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of business and personal development and has been featured on numerous publications, magazines and television networks such as Fox News, CNN, NBC, Daystar TV, Bloomberg TV’s “The American Dream” and many more. She’s worked with many Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as A-listers including professional athletes, influencers and thought leaders.

Brandon Jones
Chief Information Officer, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA)
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Brandon Jones

Chief Information Officer, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA)

Brandon leverages his expertise to drive c-suite innovation and enhance customer and employee experiences. In his role at WAEPA, Brandon leads the development of IT strategy and ensures the smooth integration with WAEPA’s comprehensive strategic planning process and the resulting business strategy. Brandon’s career spans the DoD, Navy, commercial and non-profit sectors where he has led large-scale digital transformations and cybersecurity initiatives and contributed to the assessments of external digital opportunities and threats and internal technology capabilities. Through his vast experience, Brandon has developed and leverages his three pillars of digital evolution: the digital customer experience (CX), the digital employee experience (EX) and data analytics and integration to drive digital evolutions. Brandon has authored various articles in the technology space and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Brandon is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

Michael Kalen, CLU, ChFC
Chief Executive Officer, Covr Technologies
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Michael Kalen, CLU, ChFC

Chief Executive Officer, Covr Technologies

Mike is currently CEO of Covr Technologies, a leading life insurance InsurTech company that offers embedded digital insurance solutions to financial institutions and their customers. Covr partners with large, national firms like Morgan Stanley, E*Trade, USBank and many other firms and brings 25 digitally enabled life, health and annuity carriers in a single platform. Covr offers both advisor/agent and DTC solutions. Previous to Covr, Mike ran businesses for Prudential, Hartford Life and Aquiline Capital. In these roles, Mike was president of the US life insurance company for the Hartford and built Futurity First into one of the leading life/annuity IMOs in the United States. Over his career, Mike has sat on the ACLI life committee and was on the board of trustees of the American College. Mike is married and has three children and lives in West Hartford, CT.

Peter Leyden
Leading Expert on New Technologies and Future Trends
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Peter Leyden

Leading Expert on New Technologies and Future Trends

Peter Leyden’s landmark WIRED magazine Long Boom article inspired a generation of entrepreneurs and company creators who rewrote the rules of business — now he brilliantly channels today’s tech-driven change into the realities of economic, political and demographic trends to help you understand what’s next. Peter draws on his unique background as journalist and entrepreneur to weave big ideas together into coherent narratives about the future of business. As founder and CEO of Reinvent, Peter oversees gatherings of top innovators who work on how to reinvent our world. Previously, as managing editor of WIRED magazine, he helped introduce the world to the digital revolution. Peter introduces his own big ideas in his books, What's Next and The Long Boom.

Peter R. Schaefer, FSA, MAAA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America

Peter R. Schaefer, FSA, MAAA

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America

Pete joined Hannover Re Group on January 1, 1999 as Chief Actuary and assumed his current responsibilities two years later. He is an active participant on numerous life insurance industry committees and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Life Insurers. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982 with a B.S. in Economics. Pete and his wife Teresa reside in Orlando, Florida.



Early Registration Rates by April 15:
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, and ACLI Members: $1,350
Non-members: $2,025

Standard Rates After April 15:
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA and ACLI Members: $1,550
Non-members: $2,325

Group Registration Discount:

Take advantage of our group rates to ensure your team’s knowledge stays relevant and up-to-date amid the changing trends and directions in the industry.

We are pleased to offer two group registration options that you can secure by contacting

  • 5–9 — Registrants from the same company will receive a $150 discount per person when using the quantity discount promo code provided.
  • 10+ — Companies may purchase 10 or more registrations and receive a 20% discount on the total registration fee. A single payment is required along with the total number of registrants. We will provide a special company link/code for your organization to distribute to the group.

Note: Discounts may not be combined with any other discount offer. We cannot combine existing individual registrations into group registrations.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. These requests carry a $125.00 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. Cancellation requests should be submitted to

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols - FL

Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates.
Updated: [2/28/2022]

The health and safety of our conference attendees remains our top priority as we return to meeting in person. We are making preparations to hold our events in accordance with currently applicable national government and local authority guidance to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and operational effectiveness for all participants.

This is a shared responsibility, and we ask that you partner with us by following these guidelines and procedures before, during, and after the conference to ensure your safety and the health of our staff, partners, and fellow attendees. By agreeing to attend, you understand and commit to abide by and respect these measures. We are excited to meet in person again, and we thank you for your cooperation. Detailed protocols specific to each conference will be sent to registrants in the final weeks before the meeting.

Our onsite protocols will abide by the CDC and local laws, rules, regulations, or guidance.

Be sure to check your company’s travel restrictions as well as both your departure and destination state restrictions when planning to attend any event.

Please agree to the following:

Prior to Event

  • All registrants will be required to upload their vaccination information or negative COVID test results onto the CLEAR app link which you will receive when you complete your registration.
  • All attendees must follow all state/local regulations and guidelines regarding social distancing, gathering, sanitation, and use of face coverings.
  • If you are aware that you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks or if you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you DO NOT attend an in-person event.
  • Follow cleaning and safety tips during your trip to maintain a safe travel environment (e.g., disinfecting surfaces, wearing a face covering, etc.).

On-Site at the Event

  • Adhere to social distance protocols.
  • Wash hands frequently throughout the meeting.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Comply with pathway signage.
  • Self-monitor and report any symptoms to meeting organizers immediately.

Post Event

  • Notify event organizer if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.

The Latest CDC Guidance

CDC has recently updated its travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.

How to Prepare for Air Travel

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.

Hotel / Venue

JW Marriott

510 Water Street
Tampa, FL, USA

Hotel Reservations

Make your reservations by April 15 to receive the group rate of $259 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). Requests after April 15 will be accepted based on space availability. Please note that hotel rates will go up after April 15, or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discount rates.

Extend your stay: The group guest room rate will be offered two (2) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates, subject to availability at the time of your reservation. You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Premier Sponsors

Elite Sponsors


Contact us to learn more:

Suzanne Melanson

Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7879

Nicole Chiarodo

Sponsor & Exhibitor Sales Associate


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