Some job hunters may still be struggling to find low-stress, highly paid jobs that don’t require the ability to close sales, but employers are having a tougher time filling the openings they actually want to fill.
Baby boomers are starting to age out of the workforce, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1%, and the number of “help wanted” signs in shop and restaurant windows is growing.
This should be a great time for agents, brokers and anyone else offering products that can help employers set themselves apart from other employers.
Analysts talk about potential opportunities for benefits market innovation in a new paper distributed by Majesco, an insurance technology company based in Morristown, New Jersey.
Denise Garth, a Majesco executive, and other paper authors include, for example, a chart that classifies 285 “insurtech startups” by focus and location.
Another chart gives a list of innovative benefits. Some, including pet insurance and unlimited time off, maybe familiar to you.
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Some of the other benefits may be new to you, even if you are a voluntary benefits and worksite marketing veteran.