Members of our Insurance team recently attended the 2023 LIMRA Life and Annuity conference in Salt Lake City.
Attending a life insurance conference can be both informative and fun. Our experience at the 2023 LIMRA Life and Annuity Conference in Salt Lake City was outstanding.
The LIMRA Life and Annuity Conference is a forum for industry leaders, executives and analysts to share insights, discuss industry trends, and explore new products and solutions. The conference covers various life insurance and annuities topics, such as product development, distribution strategies, regulatory issues and customer experience. The conference took place on April 24 through April 26 at the Grand American Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City with over 600 people in attendance.
For those involved in the insurance industry, the conference provided an opportunity to learn about the latest trends, network with peers, and gain valuable insights from industry experts. LIMRA specifically offers opportunities for attendees to explore new products and solutions and engage in interactive sessions.
As an industry consultant, it offered us a terrific opportunity to gain a feel for the pulse of the industry and better understand the top-of-mind priorities for our insurance clients, including:
- Digital Transformation: The life and annuity industry is undergoing a digital transformation, as more insurers are investing in technology to streamline operations, improve customer experience and reduce costs. Insurers are leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics to optimize their business processes and offer personalized products and services to customers.
- Customer Centricity: Insurers increasingly focus on providing a customer-centric experience by offering more flexible and customized products, simplified processes, and proactive customer communication. Insurers are using data analytics to gain insights into customer behavior and preferences and are using this information to offer personalized products and services that meet their customers’ unique needs.
- Hybrid Products: There is a growing trend towards hybrid products that combine features of life insurance and annuities. These products provide both protection and income benefits to policyholders and are designed to meet the changing needs of consumers as they move through different stages of life.
- Regulatory Changes: The life and annuity industry is subject to regulatory changes at the state and federal levels. Insurers need to stay current with these changes and adapt their products and processes accordingly.
The conference was also loaded with technology and business representation, from new entrants to the market to tried and true solution providers. It was business focused, with many product, operations and actuarial folks in attendance. This allowed us to interact with providers to ensure we stay on top of the latest solutions for our insurance clients.
The conference offered a variety of interesting activities, including keynote speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions. The speakers at the conference all had very informative messages, with extensive backgrounds in the industry. Most of the executives speaking were from leading insurance companies and related organizations.
Overall, the LIMRA Life and Annuity Conference is an important event for professionals in the life insurance and annuity industry to stay informed, connect with peers, stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing marketplace, and have some fun at the same time. We are already looking forward to 2024 in San Antonio. Hope to see you there!