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

January 08, 2018

CHICAGO – The 2018 first quarter iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study will begin January 8 and close January 31, 2018. The survey is conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, a part of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). In its ninth 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.

“The insurance industry labor market continues to tighten,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “Nearly full employment, impending mass retirements and an emerging skills gap are creating an unprecedented talent reality. Faced with the unique challenges of this labor market, insurers must take a deep look at their current staffing strategies. This survey will help to provide a baseline from which the industry 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 15, 2018. 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 provider of talent to the insurance industry. For nearly 50 years, Jacobson has been connecting organizations with insurance professionals at all levels across all industry verticals. We provide an array of services including executive search, professional recruiting, temporary staffing and subject matter experts. 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