Inspired Millennials Blog Series

Over the past few years, millennials have taken their place as the largest segment of the U.S. labor force, with more than 1 in 4 American workers born between 1981 and 1996. Today’s 20- and 30-somethings make great employees and are fiercely committed to their work.

Our blog series, Inspired Millennials, features young professionals in the insurance industry who discuss their ambitions and career trajectory, and provide advice to young adults considering careers in insurance. If you are a young professional in the insurance industry and would like to tell us about your experience, contact

Insurance Innovators: Nationwide Insurance - A Culture of Community and Service

March 8th, 2019


Insuring Ohio Futures recently had the privilege of interviewing Nationwide Innovation Executives Daniela Lohse and Jean Finnegan.

In the next video of our Insurance Innovators series, we hear from Daniela and Jean about how Nationwide approaches innovation to identify emerging policyholder needs, oftentimes before their policyholders are even aware of them. 

They also speak to the community culture and philosophy of service at Nationwide and how these are applied to meet the organization’s vision of protecting what matters most. 

Finally, Daniela and Jean discuss the variety of career opportunities and rotational internship programs available at Nationwide, as well as why insurance provides such a meaningful career for professionals looking to make a difference.

Check out the full video below:

We encourage you to check out our other Insurance Innovators videos and share with anyone who you think would benefit from learning about opportunities in insurance. 

The Five Coolest Reasons to Work in Insurance

February 16th, 2019

February is Insurance Careers Month, which gives us the perfect time to brag about the exciting careers available within the insurance industry. While you may be yawning at the thought of working in insurance, we encourage you to keep an open mind because insurance careers are filled with opportunities to make a difference in the community and engage with the technologies of our future. With thousands of insurance professionals getting ready to retire in the next few years, Ohio insurance companies will be searching for you – millennials and Gen Zers -- to fill these positions as soon as possible. 

So what’s so great about working in the insurance industry? Let’s take a look at some of the coolest things about working in insurance:

  1. A front row seat to disruptive technology - The latest and greatest ideas all have the potential to disrupt the status-quo or what we already know. Working in insurance enables you to be at the forefront of change as companies employ more and more technology-driven solutions to provide better services and experiences for customers. 
  2. Freshness and variety - Every day is different in insurance because clients have different needs and wants. Insurance careers allow you to take on a variety of projects that require a fresh perspective.

  3. Opportunities to do good in the community - Service is at the heart of the industry, as insurance companies are on the front lines after people experience catastrophic events. Whether it’s helping people who have experienced a car accident or communities hit by a natural disaster, insurers are among the first responders, supporting families through difficult times and helping them get back on their feet .

  4. Sustainability - Regardless of changing economic forces, there will always be a need for insurance and those who work in the industry. After all, you can’t purchase a home or drive without insurance. Insurance is also a key economic driver in Ohio and the state ranks fifth nationally in total insurance employment. 

  5. Wide range of high-paying jobs - From marketing and actuarial science to human resources and accounting, insurance companies offer a wide range of jobs. Chances are, there’s a career in insurance that matches your skills and passions. And, insurance jobs pay well – the average annual salary for an Ohioan working in insurance is 53 percent higher than the average salary of someone else in the private sector. 

The opportunities available within the industry are endless, and we encourage you to see what’s out there for yourself! To hear what today’s top talent is saying about working in insurance, or to learn more about insurance career pathways, visit or

Insurance Innovators: What's So Exciting about Insurance?

December 29th, 2018


With roots back to 1901, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, then called the Ohio Mutual Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Insurance Association, has since grown to one of the country’s top insurers – covering homes, autos, farms and commercial properties in multiple states. And while the organization continues to be deeply anchored in its history and core values, Ohio Mutual relies on innovative people, technology and ideas to help meet its mission – keeping the promises that secure dreams and providing a better experience for policyholders and agents. 

In the fourth video of our Insurance Innovators series, Susan Kent and Chad Combs share their perspectives on the excitement in today’s insurance industry, the innovative technologies that are changing the industry and how risk is analyzed, and the importance of community service in Ohio Mutual’s culture. 

We encourage you to check out our other Insurance Innovators videos and share with anyone who you think would benefit from learning about opportunities in insurance.