The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) invites you to the  ACLI Annual Conference 2022, where sessions are bound to leave you with a multitude of valuable insights and knowledge on how we continue to shape and work toward a future made for every American. This year we will be returning to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., to host our conference in person for the first time in three years! This return to an in-person Annual Conference will be a tremendous experience you will not want to miss.

The Annual Conference will provide well-rounded content addressing a range of industry issues, best practices, and thought-provoking research. Stay tuned for further details on our well-known keynote speakers, first-rate general sessions, and breakout sessions with dedicated tracks addressing legal/compliance and investment/financial topics, and other sessions covering reinsurance, retirement security, emerging trends and technology, and legislative and regulatory issues.


The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is the leading trade association driving public policy and advocacy on behalf of the life insurance industry. 90 million American families rely on the life insurance industry for financial protection and retirement security. ACLI’s member companies are dedicated to protecting consumers’ financial wellbeing through life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, reinsurance, and dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits. ACLI’s 280 member companies represent 94 percent of industry assets in the United States.

ACLI Antitrust Statement

The American Council of Life Insurers is committed to adhering strictly to the letter and spirit of the antitrust laws. Meeting conducted under the ACLI’s auspices are designated solely to provide a forum for the expression of various points of view on topics described in the agenda. Under no circumstances shall ACLI meetings be used as a means for competing companies to reach any understanding, expressed or implied, which tends to restrict competition, or in any way, to impair the ability of members to exercise independent business judgement regarding matters affecting competition.




8:00 – 5:00 PM Registration

8:30 – 10:00 AM Forum 500 Section Board of Governors Meeting (ACLI members only, breakfast served)

10:30 – 2:15 PM ACLI Board Committee Meetings (ACLI members only) *timing will be adjusted based on time required for committee meetings


               10:30 AM – 11:30 PM CEO Steering Committee on Consumer Issues

               11:45 AM – 1:00 PM CEO Steering Committee on Prudential Issues


               1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CEO Steering Committee on Taxation


3:00–4:30 PM ACLI Board of Directors Meeting (ACLI members only)


5:15–5:45 PM Reinsurance Reception (by invitation only)


5:45–7:00 PM Welcome Reception


6:30–9:00 PM ACLI Board of Directors Dinner (by invitation only)



7:15–8:15 AM Chairman’s Club Breakfast (by invitation only)


            David Wasserman, Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter,                    NBC Contributor

7:30–8:15 AM Networking Breakfast

8:30–9:30 AM Opening Remarks & Perspectives

             Emcee-Welcome Remarks

             Andrew Busch, Economic Futurist; Former CMIO, U.S. Government; Author

             President’s Perspective

             Susan Neely, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Council of Life Insurers

             Chairs’ Perspectives

             J. Scott Davison, ACLI 2022 Chairman; Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer,                     OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.

             Andy Sullivan, Executive Vice President & Head of U.S. Businesses, Prudential Financial, Inc.


            Annual Business Meeting and Elections


9:30–10:15 AM General Session: America’s Role on the Global Stage with Keynote Speaker Paul Ryan


           As the youngest Speaker of the House in 150 years, Paul Ryan brings high-level and recent                 insights to presentations on a broad range of issues affecting Americans and our place in                     the global world order—spanning regulation and trade, health care, international relations,                   economic growth and taxes. Here, Speaker Ryan touches upon what’s happening on Capitol               Hill and where our country is headed, as well as how our relationships with allies and                           adversaries may evolve.



               Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)


10:15–10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break


10:45–11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions:

            1. Finance/Investment Focus Session

            2. Technology/ Trends Focus Session


           This session will show you how to prepare a future-ready workforce using an innovative talent              sourcing model. This model helps insurers address continued disruption from emerging risks,              changing customer expectations, technology innovation, cost pressures and more.                              Technologies such as AI, automation and data insights can help. However, for these                              technologies to be effective, insurers must also reimagine work, workforce skills                                    development, and the workplace itself to ensure success now and in the future. This session                provides the building blocks to start.


                Jeana Muñoz, Managing Director, Accenture North American Insurance

            3. Compliance / Legal Focus Session

                The Next Phase of Chronic Illness Coverage – Bringing Wellness Interventions to Hybrid                      Products and Riders


               Private insurance solutions for chronic illness and elder care are exploding. Insurers are                       increasingly exploring the inclusion of wellness programs aimed at facilitating a healthier                     aging process that helps insureds age in place. We’ll examine the legal and regulatory                         considerations and will provide suggested best practices for insurers to effectively provide                   policyholder wellness interventions.
                 Michael Gugig, Vice President, Sr. Director State Gov't. Relations & Associate General                         Counsel, Transamerica

                 Nolan Tully, Partner, Faegre Drinker


             4. Forum 500 Session Focus Session


12:00–1:45 PM Luncheon Session: TO BE ANNOUNCED


2:00–3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:

             1. Finance/Investment Focus Session



               This session will cover a broad range of issues including CLO’s going to financial modeling,                  43R, and many more.



                  Mike Monahan, Senior Director, Accounting Policy, American Council of Life Insurers

              2. Technology/Trends Focus Session



       Overview of advanced therapeutic technology that life insurers can make available to their             policyholders today. Creating a new product category is possible generating significant new           premium and tight alignment with policyholders.



                 Tom Wamberg, Executive Chair, HealthOME

                  Dr. Thomas Graham, Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation & Transformation Officer.

                                    Kettering Health

                  Darren Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, HealthOME

             3. Compliance/Legal Focus Session


              The session will discuss the role of private capital in the life insurance industry and provide                  perspectives on regulatory activities related to these issues, as well as the broader                              macroeconomic trends that could drive an increase in asset risk. The panelists will discuss                  regulators’ response to these issues, as well as recent changes in macroprudential                              regulation, including increased disclosures and filings.


                 Mariana Gomez-Vock, Senior Vice President, Policy Development, American Council of                       Life Insurers


                Justin Schrader, Chief Financial Examiner, Nebraska Department of Insurance

           4. Fourth Track


3:00–3:30 PM Networking Break


5:00–6:00 PM Protecting Every Future Networking Reception

         Join attendees at the Protecting Every Future networking reception to enjoy cocktails and hear           from ACLI’s CEO Susan Neely, and CEO leadership on this flagship community program.


6:30–9:30 PM PAC Event (by invitation only)



7:30–8:15 AM  Hot Issues Breakfast: A VC Perspective on the Insurance Sector - Where We are                                  Investing and What it Means for the Industry


                         While the fundamentals of the insurance business - balancing both growth and risk -                             have not changed, as many neo insurers (and their investors) have come to realize,                             there are virtually no aspects of the insurance value chain that have not been impacted                       by the combination of technology, data and evolving consumer expectations over the                           last few years. Embedded insurance, digital distribution and blockchain technology are                         just some of the trends that will further transform the sector in the years to come. 



                       Paul Desmarais III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sagard


8:30–9:30 AM General Session: Community Impact of Life Insurer Investments

       Life insurer investments do more than protect policyholders. Life insurance companies invest         $572 million every day, driving job growth and strengthening economies. A new initiative –             360 Community Capital – has life insurers coming together to do even more to help address         the pressing need of affordable housing in underserved communities. This commitment                 reflects the industry’s focus on what households and communities need in terms of stability,         security, and opportunity.



      Jayson Bronchetti, Chief Investment Officer, Lincoln  Financial Group; Chair of the  Investment Committee of 360 Community Capital



      Andrew Mais, Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department

      Doug Ommen, Commissioner, State of Iowa Division of Insurance


9:45–10:45 AM Concurrent Sessions:


              1. Finance/ Investment Focus Session


              2. Technology/ Trends Focus Session

              3. Compliance/ Legal Focus Session

                  The panel will provide an overview of recent insurance regulatory developments in                                California, Connecticut, and Colorado, as well guidance from the NAIC and NCOIL,                              relating to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data for underwriting, pricing,                            marketing and claims processing, including emerging requirements for bias testing,                              transparency, explainability, vendor management, governance and documentation.

                  Avi Gesser, Co-Chair, Data Strategy & Security Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

              4. Fourth Track


10:45–11:00 AM Refreshment Break


11:00– 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:


         1. Finance/ Investment Focus Session

         2. Technology/ Trends Focus Session

         3. Compliance/ Legal Focus Session


             This session will provide an interactive case-study discussion regarding in-house ethics.


             Lewis Wiener, Partner, Co-Chair of Global Financial Services Disputes and Investigations,                   Eversheds Sutherland


         4. Fourth Track

             The Big Picture: Regulatory and Legislative Landscape in 2023


             A panel of experts from the American Council of Life Insurers will provide a review of the                     most pressing legislative and regulatory challenges facing the industry today.


12:15–2:00 PM Closing Luncheon: Scenes from the Future


             Technology continues to intersect with our lives in new, weird, and wonderful ways. With                        tech’s integration into our daily lives becoming second nature to so much of the world, we                    often overlook this intersection. And yet, emerging tech will play a key role in shaping the                      future of humanity. In this mind-bending session, world-renowned futurist Amy Webb takes                  audiences on a captivating journey as she provides a thought-provoking series of snapshots                into the near and far future of business and society. Drawing from her work and research as                founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute, she develops a set of optimistic, neutral, and                chaotic scenarios that describe plausible scenes 10 and 20 years into the future and puts                    forth probable answers to tomorrow’s most pressing questions about work, relationships,                      and our way of living.



               Amy Webb, World-Renowned Futurist; Founder & CEO of the Future Today Institute


2:00 PM Adjournment



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