News & Updates

Insurance Companies in Ohio Continue Summer Internship Programs Amid Pandemic

August 5th, 2020

If there’s one thing Encova Insurance has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the importance of being agile in a quickly changing environment. When COVID-19 began having a large impact on Ohio businesses in March, Encova faced a barrage of decisions on how to proceed through a pandemic while protecting the health and safety of its employees and customers. 

The company sent 90% of its workforce home to work remotely, which remains the case in August. Of the many other decisions, Encova needed to decide what to do with its upcoming internship ....

A mid-year message from Insuring Ohio Futures

August 22nd, 2019

The first six months of 2019 have been a whirlwind of activity for Insuring Ohio Futures. 

We were excited to add three new industry partners – Buckeye Insurance Group, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies and National Interstate Insurance – and a brand new education partner, Heidelberg University. Welcome aboard!

Other highlights of the year so far:

Insuring Ohio Futurescontinued to host and partner on key events, including the Workforce and Education Conference and the Insurance HR Summit. Altogether, events drew more than 730 people to hear how the industry is a source of exciting and rewarding careers.

We launched the new Insurance ....

Nationwide Insurance - A Culture of Community and Service

March 10th, 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 ....

What's So Exciting about Insurance?

January 8th, 2019

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 ....

Tackling Innovation

June 24th, 2018

Challenge your role and make it more efficient.

Challenge long-standing assumptions by asking "why?"

Don't be afraid to fail.

This is just some of the professional advice offered by a group of insurance innovators at the Columbus CPCU Society Chapter's forum.

Dr. Jeff Sheen and Kyle Krumlauf from Grange Insurance joined Haley Smith from State Auto Insurance Companies, Yiem Sunbhanich from TNEDICCA and Andrew Farver from Westfield Insurance to discuss innovation and how the insurance industry is tackling it.

After the forum, the IIRC spent time with Sheen ....

Disruption is Coming

March 22nd, 2018

Innovators and innovation are everywhere in the insurance industry. Advancements such as drones, big data and artificial intelligence are disrupting the way we do business — and the way we communicate about insurance jobs to young people and career changers.

Insurance Innovators is a new video series designed to show off some of the often overlooked dazzle that lurks within insurance careers.


Just launched this month, Insurance ....


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