An insurance and financial services executive with more than 30 years of experience, Michael Wodchis serves as vice president for strategic alliances and business development at Windsor Insurance Associates in Woodland Hills, California. Beyond his day-to-day professional duties, Michael Wodchis maintains membership in the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU).
In its efforts to advance the life insurance profession and consumers, AALU oversees a variety of programs and activities focused on advocacy and education. The organization’s largest event is its annual meeting, which brings members of the life insurance community together for several days of workshops, networking events,and presentations focused on personal development.
AALU’s next annual meeting will be held April 29-May 1, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The three-day event will feature an education program comprising daily professional development workshops. Attendees also will have the opportunity to take part in several networking activities, including receptions and the seventh annual AALU Fun Run and Walk.
Other highlights of the AALU 2018 Annual Meeting will include advocacy events on Capitol Hill and an exhibit hall featuring more than two dozen companies. Registration for the event is open online to both AALU members and nonmembers. For more information, visit www.aalu.org/annualmeeting.
Experienced in establishing strategic partnerships for the purpose of distributing life insurance products, Michael Wodchis serves as vice president at Windsor Insurance Associates. Actively engaged in his profession, Michael Wodchis holds memberships with the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.
As part of its mission to represent the interests of its members and the entire life insurance community, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) maintains a government affairs team at its office in Washington, D.C. From this office, AALU focuses on advocating in three areas, including the taxation of life insurance products.
According to AALU, two-thirds of American families depend on life insurance products. In addition, companies rely on these plans to finance employee benefits and to remain operational in the event of the death of key organizational figures.
AALU recognizes the efforts of Congress to address the fiscal issues of the United States and acknowledges the desire of some in government to reform the tax code. However, AALU advises Congress that any changes to the tax code should not extend to life insurance products. According to AALU, retaining the current tax treatment of these products is important not only to those families and businesses that rely on them, but also to the health of the overall US economy.