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Jacobson Shares Insights on Current Underwriting Trends

March 28, 2017

CHICAGO– Near-constant disruption, rapidly evolving technology and an expanding talent crisis are creating swift and sometimes drastic changes in the insurance industry’s outlook. These trends are evident within the underwriting profession, which is working to address the rise of automated tools, changes in customer demands and a projected deficit of 33,000 underwriting professionals by 2020. Kylee Lacson, assistant vice president at The Jacobson Group, will serve on a panel discussing how organizations can adapt to and benefit from the current trends in insurance underwriting. She will share her insights at the 2017 Medicare Supplement Insurance Industry Summit in Dallas, Texas.

“The estimated turnover rate for underwriters is 15 percent over the next 10 years,” said Lacson. “In order to fill the growing demand for high-quality underwriting talent, organizations must take advantage of temporary employment options and create the flexible, collaborative environments that Millennials and Generation Z crave.”

The panel, titled “Underwriting Trendwatch: What Changes Will Benefit You Most?” is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on April 12, 2017. Lacson will be joined by John Najarian, Vice President of Underwriting Research and Development at Gen Re; Stacy Steuart, Data and Analytics Product Owner at ExamOne; and Jose Brito, Director of Underwriting at Equitable Life & Casualty. They will explore the rapidly changing underwriting landscape with a focus on risk assessment tools, prescription and medical history access, underwriter staffing options, and tele-underwriting.

Lacson serves as assistant vice president for Jacobson’s life and disability subject matter experts team. In this role, she provides organizations access to professionals with functional expertise and consultant-level talent for special projects and short-term needs in accounting, actuarial, claims, compliance, marketing, risk management, technology and underwriting. Active in the insurance industry, Lacson has earned her Associate, Life Management Institute, designation and the Life Office Management Association’s (LOMA) Associate, Customer Service, designations. She is currently pursuing her Fellow, Life Management Institute, designation.  Lacson was also a member of the inaugural Certificate in Retirement Essentials class in December 2014 and plans to complete the Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute program when LOMA finalizes the remaining courses. She is also active in several additional industry organizations, such as the Association of Home Office Underwriters and the Society of Actuaries.

About The Jacobson Group:
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