Crop insurance study shows coverage saved thousands of jobs

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It is believed that employment was maintained for 17,000 people in Iowa and Nebraska due to the protection. The results of a recent study have shown that the payouts from farms that had federally subsidized crop insurance generated an economic impact of an estimated $2.2 billion across a region of four states, and that it saved 17,000 jobs in Iowa and Nebraska, alone. The researchers who conducted the study were seeking to define the impact of the coverage on the state economies. The purpose of the research was to find…

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Insurance employment forecast sees 14,000 jobs currently available and 27,000 more this year

GreatInsuranceJobs.com has released a report on the availability of jobs among managing general agents, third party administrators, brokers, and agents, and has determined that there are currently about 14,000 positions open, and that there will be an additional 27,000 jobs available before the end of 2012. The report was based on a survey of those parts of the industry, among which 126 different insurance entities participated across the country. The survey was performed over the phone, and involved five questions about the current and forecasted job availability, in addition to…

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Insurance Information Institute reports on job loss and gain in the insurance industry

Despite record profits this year, the insurance industry continues to shed jobs. The Insurance Information Institute has released a new report highlighting the losses in the property/casualty insurance sector. Signs of an improving economy may not be enough to help the industry keep its workforce employed, especially when confronted with costly losses due to this year’s natural disasters. The Institute’s report relied on data collected by the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Apart from a still turbulent economic climate, the industry has been downsizing as a result of…

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Tennessee legislation brings insurance jobs and more

The Tennessee State Government is expected to make changes to its laws regarding captive insurance this week. A bill that would allow the formation of new captive insurance companies is on its way to Governor Bill Haslam’s office, where it is likely to receive his signature and be passed into law.  The state has not passed any new legislation regarding captives since 1990, which fostered in 16 new companies. According to legislators, the bill will not only bring jobs to the state, but also provide insurance companies more incentive to…

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The future of insurance agencies and the broker’s role

In case anyone hasn’t noticed lately, we have come to the point in time where things are changing around us daily. Everything in business has to evolve with these changes to keep up and stay competitive. Insurance carriers and independent agencies alike are now trying to figure out what they can change, without changing what needs to be changed. It’s like the old saying, “can’t see the forest for the trees.” The insurers and the independent agents both have business specific issues, but neither one can see them. The insurance…

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