LOMA Canada Annual Conference Probes Future of Nation s Life and Health Insurance Industry

TORONTO, April 14, 2008 – Futurist Jim Carroll, and A.M. Best Vice President Stephen Irwin headline the program at LOMA Canada�s Annual Conference, Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Carroll, the keynote speaker and an expert on trends and innovation, will answer three key industry questions: is the Canadian life and health insurance industry keeping pace with other financial services sectors; how are likely future Canadian health care system changes going to affect the way we do business; and how can we remain competitive in today’s global environment?

Irwin, of the A.M Best Life/Health Department, will present Best�s latest perspective on industry trends in the life insurance market in Canada, provide a look ahead to issues which may impact the Canadian market going forward and discuss the key factors A.M. Best looks at in its analyses.

Attendees may chose from a variety of break-out sessions and workshops organized by LOMA Canada�s Educational Sections including Agency & Market Conduct, Claims Administration, Financial Management, Group Benefits & Retirement Services, Human Resources, Individual Product Administration, Information Technology, Internal Audit and Training & Management Development.

For complete program information and registration details, visit http://www.lomacanada.ca and click on Annual Conference.

About LOMA

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit LOMA’s Web site at http://www.loma.org.