Insurance for a better world


Event Information

26 and 27 October 202014:00–17:00 CET (9:00–12:00 EDT) each day

Registration is open for the Health & Ageing Conference, co-organised with Prudential Financial and being held virtually for the first time.

Each year the Health & Ageing Conference brings together insurance leaders in health and life and annuities and pensions, academics and experts to discuss the role of the life insurance industry in addressing issues related to ageing societies and emerging health trends.

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the conference could not be more relevant:

‘Living longer, healthier and with greater financial security’

Benjamin Franklin is attributed to saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is more true today than ever. Preventing disease and helping people to achieve better life outcomes is not just a matter of public policy. The insurance industry is rising to this challenge with a renewed focus on better health and financial planning throughout customers’ lifetimes.
Building on the discussions of our 2019 conference, we will delve into public health policy and how the insurance industry can contribute to peoples’ financial health and wellness, for example through investments in disease prevention and more innovative and attractive products. In the conference’s signature ‘View from Above’ session, insurance company CEOs will discuss how they are dealing with these complex challenges—from preparing for future disruptive scenarios to managing today’s diverse and frequently conflicting stakeholder expectations.

Detailed agenda

Participants are invited to post on social media using the hashtag #HealthAgeingConf and following the Chatham House Rule: 'participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.'


Summary agenda (times in EDT)

Monday, 26 October 2020

9.00–9.10 AM

Welcome remarks

Jad Ariss
Managing Director
The Geneva Association

9.10–9.30 AM   
Introductory Address

Yanela Frias
Prudential Retirement


9.30–10.40 AM

Session 1: Understanding longevity today and the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly population

10.40–10.50 AM



Session 2: Connecting our physical, mental and financial well-being

Moderator: Ronnie Klein
Special Advisor, Health & Ageing, The Geneva Association

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

9.00-10.10 AM

Session 3: Healthy ageing: from reactive to proactive care

10.10–10.20 AM    

10.20-11.30  AM

Session 4: View from above –  What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us

Moderator: Ronnie Klein
Special Advisor, Health & Ageing, The Geneva Association


Summary and closing remarks