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Jacobson and Ward Group Conduct U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study

January 13, 2015
CHICAGO – The 2015 iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, an Aon Hewitt company, will begin January 13 and close January 30, 2015. In its sixth year, this survey provides insurers with valuable information on labor trends and has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

With virtually nonexistent insurance unemployment rates, the industry’s labor market has become increasingly competitive. “The recruiting environment in insurance continues to become more and more challenging as the number of professionals needed falls short of the growing demand. Insurers must adjust their current talent strategies and approaches appropriately,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “The results of this survey will help them better understand just what needs to be done.”

Organizations across all sectors of the insurance industry are invited to complete the complimentary survey. Participation is confidential. Detailed results will be distributed to all participants at no cost. To complete the survey, follow this link:

The results of the survey will be revealed and analyzed in a complimentary webinar on February 19, 2015. All members of the insurance community are welcome to attend. To register for the webinar, follow this link:

To request more information about the survey, please contact Vince Albers of Ward Group at +1 (513) 746-2422 or

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at

About Ward Group®:

Ward Group is the recognized leader of benchmarking and best practices studies for insurance companies. The firm analyzes staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of company operations and helps insurers measure results, optimize performance and improve profitability. For more information about Ward Group, visit


The Jacobson Group
Nicole M. St.Martin, Vice President and Marketing Communications Director
+1 (312) 884-0491

Ward Group
Vince Albers, Senior Analyst
 +1 (513) 746-2422