Enter the Millennials: Make Way for the Next Generation of Insurance Leadership

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Nearly four million Baby Boomers nationwide are retiring each year, and they are leaving behind a growing executive skills gap that must be bridged. Luckily, today’s young professionals are poised to meet this impending need. How can the insurance industry adapt their current workforce culture to embrace and encourage this new generation of leaders?

In recent years, insurance organizations have renewed their focus on engaging young professionals. They have rethought recruitment practices and strategies, revitalized company cultures, and instituted company-wide policy changes in order to attract Millennials. As Kylee Lacson, a Millennial professional and National Territory Manager at The Jacobson Group, discussed in our latest edition of Compass, the industry must now shift their focus to transitioning their Millennial employees into the executives of tomorrow.

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Topics: Managed Care, Millennials, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Holiday Havoc: A Guide to the Top Five Unusual Holiday Insurance Claims

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 3, 2015 3:29:22 PM

The holidays are almost here! With the parties, decorations and celebrations of this festive season come some unusual insurance claims.

Beyond the snow and ice damage to homes or emergency room visits due to a fall off the ladder while putting up decorations, here are some the most unexpected holiday situations that have resulted in unique insurance claims:

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Financial Transformations: Why They’re Taking the Industry by Storm

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 29, 2015 8:48:19 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Brad Whatley is senior vice president here at Jacobson, providing leadership and guidance to our life and disability subject matter experts team. His insights into the industry’s financial transformation are worth a read. Enjoy…

The insurance industry is facing a number of critical disruptions across all dimensions. Growing technological advances, increasing regulations and burgeoning competitive pressures have made the ability to transform functions and critical operations essential for continued success. This is all the more true within the insurance industry’s financial segment.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Compliance, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Focus on Growing Staff Driving Search for Alternate Staffing Strategies

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 5, 2015 9:26:38 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now in! With full employment and positive staffing predictions, the insurance industry is enjoying its return to its pre-recession state.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), insurance unemployment reached 2.3 percent in August and is expected to hover between one and three percent through the remainder of the year. In addition, the rate of expected hiring has reached the second highest level in the history of the study, with 65 percent of organizations reporting that they are planning to increase their staffs. Further, nearly half of all companies are planning to increase their staffs by at least two percent in the coming year. The primary drivers for this anticipated staffing growth is an increase in business volume and a focus on filling areas that are currently understaffed.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Connectivity is Key to a Successful Telecommuting Program

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 25, 2015 10:15:42 AM

So, you’ve purchased the extra laptops, invested in remote workspace technology and developed a flexible work schedule. You’re all ready to take a step back and let your organization’s telecommuting program take off, right? Wrong.

Simply putting the technology in place and enabling your employees to work at home will not automatically result in a productive business. In order for your flexible work initiative to be successful, your organization requires effective and engaging management. With team members in and out of the office, it is extremely important that leaders create a sense of connectivity and comradery.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Retention

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