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

July 11, 2016
CHICAGO – The 2016 mid-year 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 July 13 and close July 29, 2016. Since 2009, this survey has offered valuable labor trend insights and has become a predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

The insurance industry has entered an era of rapid change and evolution. "This is undoubtedly the most competitive recruiting environment the industry has ever seen,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group. "Our industry has a virtually non-existent unemployment rate. Couple that with a growing focus on hiring and an already severe lack of incumbent talent to create the perfect talent storm. This study will help insurers better understand the talent climate and strategize for success.”

Organizations across all sectors of the industry are invited to complete in the confidential survey. All participants will receive a complimentary report detailing the survey results. To participate in the survey, follow this link:

The survey results will be discussed in a complimentary webinar on August 10, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. CDT. 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