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

July 10, 2017

CHICAGO – The 2017 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 10 and close July 28, 2017. Since 2009, this survey has offered valuable labor trend insights and has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

“With full employment, impending industry retirements and a shallow labor pool, insurers are face-to-face with an increasingly competitive talent market,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “Amid today’s recruitment reality, it is vital that organizations take a deeper look at their current hiring and staffing strategies. 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 industry are invited to complete 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, 2017, 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 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. 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