Disability insurance wholesalers, consultants and support services have come here this week to meet executives from most of the major disability insurance carriers.
Organizers of the 15th annual JHA disability insurance conference say attendance has reached 375 this year, a record.
Many speakers and attendees noted that, so far, their business has been solid, and that they read more about a possible economic slump in the newspapers than they see in their own operations.
JHA, Portland, Maine, is a unit of General Re Corp., Stamford, Conn., that sells disability insurance reinsurance, consulting and research services.
Drew King, president of JHA, conceded that the economic news looks grim.
“There are clearly dark clouds ahead,” King said. “This business is very sensitive economically.”