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The Growing Cyber Threat

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 22, 2015 2:35:00 PM

Cyber is everywhere, even earning its own CSI spin off on TV! With the well-publicized cyber attacks and data breaches at Target, NATO, JPMorgan Chase, and Anthem, cyber security and losses associated with cyber crimes are a growing concern throughout the business world. While the total number of data breaches and record exposures often fluctuates year to year, organizations are seeing a continued upward trend.

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Topics: Technology

Countdown to ICD-10: Get your Training Program on Track

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Abbe Sodikoff is a senior vice president and health sales manager here at Jacobson, providing leadership to our subject matter experts health services team. Her insights into ICD-10 preparation are worth a read. Enjoy…

The official compliance date for ICD-10 has been delayed another year until October 1st, 2015. Despite the extended deadline, many health plans remain concerned about their readiness. According to a study, more than half of healthcare providers and health plans have completed only 25 percent or less of the necessary implementation.

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Topics: Healthcare

What does the crystal ball predict for staffing in 2015?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 12, 2015 9:15:00 AM

A number of trending talent issues are sure to impact the insurance industry in 2015. From the growing focus on building a personalized talent brand to the rise in demand for tech talent, the industry is being shaped by a number of emerging trends. Here are seven trends we expect to influence the insurance industry in 2015.
  • Emerging Talent: As the industry faces a growing talent crisis, organizations are turning to young professionals and recent graduates to fill the gap.
  • Talent Branding: In today’s competitive recruitment climate, building an attractive, positive brand is key to success.
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Topics: Labor Market

Insurance Industry Continues Positive Growth Trend

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Mar 5, 2015 9:02:09 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now in!

The survey expectations are overwhelmingly positive for staffing and revenue growth. Compared to the July 2014 survey, the rate of expected hiring jumped to 66 percent—the highest percentage since the survey began in 2009. Nearly one-third of all companies are planning to increase their staff by at least 2 percent in the coming year. Primary drivers for this growth in staffing are the anticipated increase in business volume and the expansion of business into new markets. The post-recession recovery continues to effect staffing expectations as more than 40 percent of organizations reported that they would be hiring to fill areas currently understaffed.

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Topics: Labor Market

What’s in store for the Actuarial Field in 2015?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 23, 2015 1:41:00 PM

From the emergence of data analytics to the increased need to attract young talent, the insurance industry is being impacted by a number of hot button trends. But what is in store for the actuarial space? We have identified the top five trending actuarial issues that are sure to make an impact in the coming year.

One of these key trends includes significant changes to the current actuarial structure. These changes are adding to the complexity of the actuarial role and the demands on actuarial professionals.

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Topics: Labor Market

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