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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

January 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 11, 2023 11:36:10 AM

Despite a sense of economic uncertainty, the insurance labor market does not seem to be cooling in the new year. The industry ended 2022 with roughly 40,000 more jobs than the start of the year and 10 consecutive months of wage increases. Voluntary quits and job openings within finance and insurance had slight dips in November*, but remain high. 

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Polling Results: How are Organizations Navigating the Current Talent Marketplace?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 15, 2022 9:49:15 AM

Organizations are continuing to navigate new challenges and enter uncharted territory as we move toward 2023. To help leaders gain a better understanding of the current talent marketplace, we’ve polled our LinkedIn audience on a number of timely talent topics. Below is a compilation of the results and a snapshot into the industry’s take on a variety of issues.

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Topics: Labor Market, Talent

December 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 6, 2022 3:47:15 PM

The insurance industry is closing out 2022 with low industry unemployment and a high level of open finance and insurance positions. Despite ongoing economic uncertainty and a pending recession, insurance remains a candidate’s market as we enter the new year. 

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Health Highlights: Q4 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 2, 2022 3:50:24 PM

The health insurance industry continues to evolve, as insurers strive to best meet changing member needs and provide a holistic member experience. Now, as many health plans aim to grow their Medicare Advantage business, the ability to effectively deliver on these initiatives has become a key differentiator. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are 3,998 Medicare Advantage plans available for the 2023 enrollment period. On average, a Medicare beneficiary can choose from 43 Medicare Advantage plans, compared to just 20 plans five years ago.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Healthcare

November 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 8, 2022 4:22:55 PM

As we near the end of 2022, the insurance labor market remains relatively strong. Unemployment is low, at 1.1%, and the insurance carriers and related activities sector has added nearly 34,000 jobs since the start of the year.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE