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Protection, Health and Care Conference 2019

04-06 June 2019

About this event

The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations. The conference uses a combination of workshops by individuals who work at the coalface and ‘big name’ experts to explore how innovation, technological/medical advances, the political landscape and other market development will impact the Protection, Health and Care markets.

As a first for the IFoA, the 2019 Protection, Health and Care Conference will be joining forces with the Mortality and Longevity Symposium. These two high-quality conferences will run back-to-back at the same venue.

Registration Tue, 04/06/2019 - 18:00 - 19:00 Health and Care registration
Networking Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:30 - 20:15 Joint Drinks reception with Mortality and Longevity
Dinner Tue, 04/06/2019 - 20:15 - 23:55 Joint Dinner with Mortality and Longevity
Registration Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:00 - 09:15 Health and Care Registration

Programme TBC

Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:15 - 09:30 Presidents address
Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:30 - 10:30 Joint Plenary 1

Speaker: TBC

Chair: Zoe Woodroffe, Gen Re and PHC Conference Chair

Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 11:00 - 11:50 Workshop Session A

A1: Unlocking the Code: Speaking Up, Conflicts of interest and AMS 

Speakers: Leisha Watson, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and Judith Joy The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (Professional Skills)

A2: Developments in mental health underwriting


Speakers: Chris Ball, and Lynn Timmons, Gen Re 

A3: Ascertaining effects of medical conditions and health interventions

Speakers: Elena Kulinskaya, University of East Anglia, Dr Ilyas Bakbergenuly, and Lisanne Gitsels (ARC Funded Project)

Transfer time Wed, 05/06/2019 - 11:50 - 12:00 Transfer time
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 12:00 - 13:00 Workshop Session B

B1: The Diabetic Challenge  - Diabetes Working Party

Speaker: Nicola Oliver, Medical Intelligence and Scott Reid, Zurich (Members of the IFoA Diabetes Working Party)

B2: Changing Nature of Employment and Impact on Products Working Party

Speaker: Kuen Chik, Pacific Life Re and Elena Djarlijeva, Bupa (Members of the IFoA Changing Nature of Employment Working Party)

B3: Mental Health and access to insurance

Speaker: Sumit Misra, BUPA and Kenneth McIvor, Willis Towers Watson  


Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 14:00 - 14:50 Workshop Session C

C1: Preliminary results on stroke, diabetes and HRT     


Speakers: Padma Chutoo, PhD student, Njabulo Ncube, PhD student, and Nurunnahar Akter, PhD student

Elena Kulinskaya, University of East Anglia (ARC Funded Project)

C2: Identifying avoidable admissions using international benchmarks

Speakers: Natasha Singhal, Milliman, and Tanya Hayward

C3: Population Health Management Working Party

Speakers: Alpesh Shah, PwC and TBC (Members of the IFoA Population Health Management Working Party)

Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 14:50 - 15:20 Refreshments
Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 15:20 - 16:20 Joint Plenary 2: The impact of insurance on mental health conditions in the working age population

Dr Jed Boardman, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Chris Ball, Gen Re CMO TBC

Dr Andres Fonseca, Thrive founder and psychiatrist. Thrive is an Insurtech in the Mental Health space which uses NICE approved treatments for Mental Health conditions.

Panel Chair: Chris Reynolds, Partner Re and incoming IFoA Health and Care Board Chair 

Transfer time Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:20 - 16:30 Transfer time for PHC
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:30 - 17:20 Workshop Session D

D1: Critical Illness: A tale of three continents

Speakers: Aisling Kennedy, Swiss Re Services Limited and Hillel Damelin, Swiss Re

D2: Cancer morbidity risk modelling – regional variation over time

Speakers: George Streftaris, Heriot-Watt University, Ayse Arik, Heriot-Watt University, Erengul Dodd, University of Southampton (ARC Funded Project)

D3: Modifiable Risks

Speaker: Alan Martin, Swiss Re



Social Wed, 05/06/2019 - 17:20 - 19:00 Free time
Networking Wed, 05/06/2019 - 19:00 - 19:30 Drinks reception Health & Care
Dinner Wed, 05/06/2019 - 19:30 - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:00 Informal Networking Health & Care Dinner
Registration Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Plenary session Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:00 - 10:00 Plenary 3:Panel on Social Care

Speakers: TBC

Refreshments Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:00 - 10:30 Refreshments
Workshop Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:30 - 11:20 Workshop Session E

E1: Launching an impaired life proposition in 10 weeks

Speaker: John Gunn, The Exeter

E2: Short-Term Incentives and Physical Activity in the Vitality Programme

Speakers: Cother Hajat, Vitality, Ali Hasan, Vitality and Adam Noach, Vivality.

E3: Socioeconomics – the key to protection profitability?

Speakers: Richard Purcell and Matt Thomas, Hymans Robertson and TBC

Refreshments Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:20 - 12:20 Lunch
Plenary session Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:20 - 13:20 Plenary 4: Access to Insurance

Speakers: Jonny Timpson and TBC 

Chair: Zoe Woodroffe, Gen Re and PHC Conference Chair

Transfer time Thu, 06/06/2019 - 13:20 - 13:30 Transfer time
Workshop Thu, 06/06/2019 - 13:30 - 14:20 Workshop Session F

F1: Leveraging big data in health care: opportunities for actuaries

Speaker: Lisa Balboa, BUPA

F2: “Alexa, manage my Diabetes”

Speakers: Cillian Tierney, and Nick Owen, Partner Re

F3: Mitigating social media wildfires in insurance

Speaker: Peter Temple, Gen Re

Transfer time Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:20 - 14:30 Transfer time
Plenary session Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:30 - 15:30 Plenary 5: Professional Skills

Speakers: Helen Gregson, IFoA; Richard Winter, Bank of England

Chair: Nick Reilly, Royal London, outgoing Health and Care Board Chair

Plenary session Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:30 - 15:40 Closing remarks
Other Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:40 Close of event

Copies of speaker slides will be made availiable two weeks prior to the conference.