U.S. life and health insurers may be hungry for tech talent, but they’re starved for sales and marketing talent.
Analysts from the Jacobson Group and Aon have released data supporting that conclusion in summaries of results from a 2019 U.S. insurance labor market survey.
The number of insurers in the sample was not immediately available, but the average participating company had more than 2,000 employees, according to a survey slidedeck.
The participating life and health insurers ended up hiring more people in 2018 than they expected.
A year ago, 53% of the life and health companies said they thought they would increase staffing in 2018. Instead, 65% increased staffing levels.
This year, 65% of the life and health insurers said they expect to increase staffing levels in the coming year. Just 10% said they expect to cut staffing levels.