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

January 04, 2016

CHICAGO – The 2016 iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, a part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). , will begin January 6 and close January 22, 2016. In its seventh year, this survey offers insurers valuable insights into labor trends and has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

The insurance labor market continues to be increasingly competitive; the near absence of industry unemployment coupled with the mass retirement of the aging workforce is creating an unprecedented labor shortage. “The diminishing talent pool is one of the biggest challenges the insurance industry faces in 2016 and beyond,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “Every HR department and executive team is undoubtedly taking a hard look at their organizations’ talent strategies. The results from this study will help them to better understand the talent climate for the next year and make the adjustments necessary to build a successful workforce.”

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

The survey results and analysis will be discussed in a complimentary webinar on February 18. 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 45 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. Ward Group is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). For more information, please 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