State Farm boosts insurance agent training and catastrophe research

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Climate change is changing the nature of natural disasters and the insurer aims to keep ahead of it. As climate change changes the nature of storm damage, and as technology continues to progress, State Farm has invested into advanced catastrophe research and insurance agent training. The insurer wants to make sure its tech and teams are prepared for current and upcoming trends. State Farm is using the additional insurance agent training and catastrophe research to help keep ahead of the impact of climate change for more rapid claim handling, quicker…

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New States Add Medicare Supplement Birthday Rules

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Insurance agents competing to sell Medicare Supplement insurance in five states can now capitalize on rules benefiting Medicare beneficiaries.  According to the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), the five states include California, Illinois, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho. “Medicare insurance agents now face a daunting task of competing with the millions of dollars being spent on television ads featuring celebrity spokespeople,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.  “Survival of the independent Medicare insurance agent will depend on the ability to take advantage of…

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State Farm holds virtual career fair for insurance jobs with the company

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The positions to be filled include both hybrid and 100% work-from-home opportunities. State Farm has announced that it has so many insurance jobs available that it is holding a virtual career air this week with both full- and part-time opportunities available. Positions also include bilingual opportunities in underwriting in hybrid and remote working locations. The insurance jobs will be discussed during four different time slots on Thursday. This is a substantial opportunity for people across the country who have recently lost – or left – prior employment. Insurers have been…

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GEICO insurance company announces new Chief People Officer

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Shannon Hobbs has now joined the insurer and will be overseeing corporate HR among other areas. The GEICO insurance company has recently announced that it has hired a new Chief People Officer, Shannon Hobbs. Hobbs came to work for GEICO following several positions at American Century Investments. As Chief People Officer, Hobbs will be responsible for overseeing the insurance company’s Corporate HR, recruiting, compensation and benefits, continuing education, talent development, diversity and inclusion, leadership/management training, and community engagement efforts. Before Hobbs was hired by GEICO, she had been at American…

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Allstate Insurance announces Vice Chair Don Civgin retirement

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The insurer simultaneously announced that it would be undergoing a change in its senior leadership. Allstate Insurance has announced the retirement of Vice Chair and CEO of Protection Products and Services Don Civgin. This decision to retire followed a “distinguished 13-year career,” with the insurer, according to a recent news release. Cigvin first came to the company in 2008, at which time he was the Chief Financial Officer. From that time, Civgin moved up in Allstate Insurance, becoming the President and CEO of Allstate Financial in 2012. In 2019, he…

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GEICO insurance rolls out company-wide education benefit

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In a labor shortage in which insurers already struggled to hire, they are broadening benefits. GEICO insurance has been including itself among the insurers working hard to boost their appeal as employers in a hiring environment that is highly competitive. Insurers were already struggling to appeal to new applicants before the labor shortage began. Over the last several months, GEICO insurance has been evolving and expanding the types of benefits available to its agents and other employees. Now it has rolled out a new education and growth benefit that is…

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Insurance agents hit with slashed commissions as new ACA enrollments launch

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Insurers offering Affordable Care Act coverage are sometimes reducing the cut for those selling it. Insurance agents working for insurers selling coverage through the Affordable Care Act have started to alter the relationship they have with those employees by slashing – or eliminating – commissions for sales. Bright Health is among those that have advised their brokers that their commission structure is changing. According to a recent report in Fortune, Bright Health issued a note to its insurance agents stating that they had seen “extraordinary growth” in the enrollment into…

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