Best insurance workplace in Indianapolis title goes to GEICO

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A survey sponsored by The Indianapolis Star revealed that the insurer took the top spot for the third year in a row. GEICO has been recognized as the best insurance workplace in Indianapolis for the third year in a row, according to a news release. The title was given to the insurance company based on the results of an employee survey. The Indianapolis Star sponsored a survey issued to company employees throughout the city. The questions focused on a range of different workplace culture issues and how much employees felt…

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Insurance executive positions lack diversity, but the industry wants change

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Sedgwick’s chief people officer pointed out that company leaders are “all white men over 40.” Terri Browne, chief people officer at Sedgwick, a worldwide leading tech-enabled risk and benefits solutions provider said there is a diversity issue among top insurance executive positions. Jobs lower in the hierarchy have a healthy diversity but higher up in most organizations has nearly none. In the lower ranks, diversity exists and teams are thriving within it. However, the higher insurance executive positions are “all white men over 40,” said Browne. “I would say, when…

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Aetna insurance jobs open up for over 300 people

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The insurer has announced that a number of spots are opening up for new hires to work from home. Aetna insurance jobs have opened up in a wave for people who are seeking to start or continue a career in the industry without having to face a commute. This is becoming an increasingly common type of position in the insurance industry as Cigna, one of Aetna’s rivals, also hires people who work from home. The health insurance company is showing that it understands why its teams might like staying at…

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American Family Insurance in hot water with possible $1 billion in legal liability

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The insurer may be faced with the massive penalty if a federal judge accepts a jury ruling. American Family Insurance could have to pay legal liability as high as $1 billion depending on a federal judge’s decision. Last week, a jury decided that thousands of the insurer’s independent agents are entitled to full employee retirement package benefits. If the judge adopts that ruling, the company, also known as AmFam would be required to comply. The jury’s ruling was made after a two week trial held at an Ohio U.S. District…

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Workers compensation scam in California leads to 26 arrests

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Among those who were arrested were three doctors in the Orange County area. A massive number of arrests have resulted from a California workers compensation scam that was recently busted. Among the arrested individuals were three doctors. Two of the doctors were from Newport Coast and another doctor was from Huntington Beach. In total, there were 26 arrests including business owners and medical professionals. The workers compensation scam is estimated to have swindled insurance companies and consumers out of $40 million in kickbacks and fraudulent insurance billing. This, according to…

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Insurance technology jobs get hotter as AI’s role expands

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Customers find online self-service features increasingly appealing and the industry is hiring to meet that need. As the industry looks to artificial intelligence (AI) for improved customer service, insurance technology jobs are expanding in number and specialty. The more consumers show a preference for completing tasks online, the greater the need for large and skilled IT, programming and tech development departments. Current trends suggest that AI is a tech the insurance industry expects to be using in the very near future. In fact, a recent Accenture Plc survey suggested that…

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Mental health insurance bill gets Texas House thumbs up

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Tentative approval was given to a bill that would ensure equal insurance coverage for mental and physical care. The Texas House granted tentative approval for legislation to provide equal physical and mental health insurance coverage for care. This would make sure that Texans can obtain care regardless of whether the nature of the illness is of the body or the mind. This health care legislation was proposed by Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) earlier this week. The mental health insurance legislation was the first of a number Price filed regarding mental…

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Insurance company jobs lost at Northwestern Mutual during business’s “transformation”

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The insurer released a statement confirming that hundreds of employees will be laid off this year. Despite the fact that the current market is very positive for insurance company jobs, hundreds of employees at Northwest Mutual will be laid off before the end of 2017. These layoffs will be on top of others that have already been issued to many of the insurer’s workers. The Northwestern Mutual layoffs are occurring primarily at the company’s corporate offices. Those offices are located in Milwaukee. The insurance provider has stated that the layoffs…

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Best insurance company for ethics title once again goes to Allstate

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For the third consecutive year, the insurer was deemed the 2017 most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute. For the third year in a row, the Allstate Corporation was named the most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute, making it the best insurance company for ethics for many consumers. The Ethisphere Institute has recognized the insurer as a global leader in establishing and improving ethical business practice standards. The designation was granted to the insurer in the form of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Allstate continually strives to be…

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