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Jacobson and Ward Group Launch Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study

January 03, 2017

CHICAGO – The 2017 first quarter iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study will begin January 4 and close January 20, 2017. The survey is conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, a part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). In its eighth year, the labor outlook study continues to provide valuable insights on insurance labor trends and has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

“With near full employment and impending mass retirements of the industry’s continually aging workforce, insurance organizations are coming face to face with an unprecedented talent reality,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “Insurers must come to terms with the unique challenges of recruiting amid an increasingly shallow talent pool. The industry needs to determine how to best transition their current staffing strategies into this new reality. The results from this survey provide a baseline from which insurers can 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 7. 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 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. 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, Manager
+1 (513) 746-2422