We Must Retain our Millennials in Insurance – Here’s How

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According to recent numbers that Pete Miller, President of the Institutes has been sharing, there are 2.3 million people working in property casualty insurance in the US today, 1 million of them (43%!) will retire in the next 10 years. This is a demographic crisis that must be solved.

I’ve been passionately involved in this issue for the past 3 years. Here’s everything I’ve learned during extensive research in that time about why and how to retain Millennials in the Insurance Industry. The presentation is close to an hour but it has received rave reviews each time I’ve given it. Watch at your leisure.

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Video quality is great except for a few technical difficulties: the camera fell over twice, so for a few minutes there’s audio with no video.

Comments and questions are welcome! Let’s keep the conversation going.

This article was written and recorded by Tony Canas, Chief Nerd at InsNerds.com while Carly Burnham, Chief Editor at InsNerds.com worked her day job.

Tony Canas is a young insurance nerd and speaker. He has worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales at three different insurance carriers, five cities and four states. Currently he’s the Territory Sales Manager for Northern California at American Modern Insurance, a part of Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company. Tony is also on Vice President of the Golden Gate CPCU Society and a member of the New Designee Committee at the National CPCU Society. Tony is passionate about insurance, technology, innovation and about engaging Millennials in the insurance industry.

Carly Burnham is the other half of the dynamic duo. She’s currently a Commercial Lines Underwriter at Erie Insurance. Carly is also a Director at the Presque Isle CPCU Society and a member of the New Designee Committee at the National CPCU Society. As a co-founder at InsNerds.com she has the difficult task of being Tony’s co-author, keeping his constant flow of crazy ideas focused and helping fleshing them out into useful articles.

5 thoughts on “We Must Retain our Millennials in Insurance – Here’s How

  1. Tony and Carly, I’d love to talk with you both about how we can spread this message into Canada as well. Let me know if you guys would be interested in co-creating together.

    Kind regards,

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