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Regulations in the Age of Cybersecurity

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jun 5, 2018 12:53:53 PM

From Yahoo to Sony to Equifax, data breaches and cyber hacks are becoming more and more common. And they are not getting any cheaper. In fact, according to Ponemon’s Cost of Data Breach Survey, the cost of a hack is on the rise – 2017 set a record high with an average total cost of $7.35 million; and the insurance industry is not immune. In fact, more than 100 million Americans have had their information hacked in insurance sector data breaches.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Compliance, regulations

Underwriting Automation: Why Expectations Might Not Match Reality

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Kylee Lacson is assistant vice president and practice lead for our life and disability subject matter experts and temporary staffing team. Her insights into the underwriting profession are worth a read. Enjoy…

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Topics: Technology, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Underwriting, Automation

8 Creative Benefits Guaranteed to Attract Young Professionals

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 15, 2018 7:03:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Tony Cañas is a client advisor with The Jacobson Group’s property and casualty temporary staffing and subject matter experts team. Tony is the author of Insuring Tomorrow: Engaging Millennials in the Insurance Industry. His insights into attracting young professionals are worth a read. Enjoy...

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Topics: Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Insurance Careers Month, Millennials

Overcoming Today’s Candidate-Driven Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 18, 2018 9:01:18 AM

No longer just an ominous warning for the future, the long-predicted war for talent is here. The insurance industry—in particular—has been hard hit by the emerging talent crunch and insurers are now faced with more openings than potential professionals. The result is a candidate’s market.

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Topics: Recruitment, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Life Claims Goes High Tech

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Mar 8, 2018 12:40:30 PM

Technology continues to have a drastic impact on how the business world operates. Life insurers are no exception. Within the life sector, organizations are navigating their way through a number of emerging technologies. From the evolution of InsurTech to rapidly changing customer needs, life insurance firms need to adapt to today’s quickly-changing market. The claims field, in particular, is being disrupted by continued tech advancements.

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Topics: Life and Disability