Patricia L. Harman, Editor-in-Chief
We all have times when we can’t sleep at night because we’re trying to
work out a problem, anticipating an unpleasant experience, or worried about
something that hasn’t even happened yet.
Insurance executives have plenty of issues to keep them up at night and
we interviewed several for our cover story to get their take on the challenges
they’re seeing now, the risks they see in the immediate future and the opportunities they present.
As you might suspect, technology implementation, cyber security, hiring
new workers and emerging risks are some of the issues they’re addressing or at
least giving serious thought to in an effort to find solutions.
Hiring millennials requires a different approach. They have distinct
expectations compared to previous generations, are looking for opportunities
that will test them and allow them to collaborate with colleagues, and many are
carrying excessive school debts. All of these issues are affecting how employers,
including insurers, market their companies to prospective employees. We
address some of these expectations in our feature story this month.
We’re also profiling four female executives who share their hard-earned
lessons after many years in the insurance industry. What have they learned,
how has the industry changed and what they are excited about for the future
are just some of the details they share.
If you’re interested in learning more about these and the other issues our
insurance experts have identified, then plan to join us at the America’s Claims
Executive Leadership Forum & Expo (www. Americasclaimsexecutive.com) in
Las Vegas, on June 24-26. This event is geared towards providing insurance
claims professionals with the opportunity to network with peers, do deep dives
into the subjects that are changing the industry and check out the latest claims
technology. We are retooling this event to provide expanded learning opportunities that will help claims executives find the solutions they are seeking in
multiple areas. We’ll also be honoring the companies and individuals who are
trailblazers, luminaries and their customers’ biggest champions. Please plan to
join us in Vegas!