We Need To Talk About Our Call Centers

This article originally published at InsNerds.com. Tony started his career in insurance at the same place where most of our Millennials are starting theirs, in the call center. In his case, it was a Farm Bureau claims call center in their beautiful suburban campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. He didn’t know it at the … Read more

Profiles in Risk – E6: Is Insurance Gambling?

SUBSCRIBE AT: Buzzsprout RSS: https://goo.gl/5K4X3Q Google Play: https://goo.gl/WMAvW4 iTunes: https://goo.gl/7SqwvP Overcast: https://goo.gl/8b4cbD Stitcher: https://goo.gl/DmE7Mi YouTube: https://goo.gl/1Turar The nerds discuss the history of insurance and whether it is gambling. Show Notes: Gambling Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38905963 Lemonade 80% article: https://www.lemonade.com/blog/saving-80-90-seconds/ Hurricane Andrew – Nature’s Casino Michael Lewis:  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/magazine/26neworleans-t.html IoT Article. FM Global – Basically an engineering firm that sells insurance: http://www.fmglobal.com/ Tim Harford … Read more

My Winding Path to Insurance

As I reflect back on my path leading into insurance, I should have known from the start that I was built for the industry.  I grew up as a play-it-safe kid who loved to make plans that involved the least amount of risk possible (aka, don’t climb to the top of the jungle gym, don’t … Read more