News & Updates

Business-Educator Partnership in Action: IIRC Day at Nationwide

May 15th, 2017

A recent career day at Nationwide Insurance is a prime example of how the Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC) is connecting companies with talent.

On April 28, seven students from Ohio Northern University, Ohio Dominican University, the University of Cincinnati and Columbus State Community College had an opportunity to interview for open jobs at Nationwide and hear about the diverse opportunities within the industry.

Every year the IIRC asks Ohio colleges and universities offering insurance programs to provide names of pending graduates who are ....


April 7th, 2017

Life and success are filled with transitions. As Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor moves on with her gubernatorial campaign, and Jillian Froment steps in as the new Director of the Department of Insurance, it is a good time to thank them both for their dedication and support of the IIRC and its mission. We appreciate their efforts to fill the talent pipeline to ensure the continued growth of the insurance industry and its crucial contributions to Ohio’s economy. It is also a good time to step back and view what we have built. 

We’ve ....

Ohio to Get 10th Insurance Degree Program in Fall 2017

March 22nd, 2017

In 2012, when 13 leading Ohio insurance companies came together to form the Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC), not a single insurance program existed at an Ohio college or university.

By the end of 2016, a collaboration of partners was formed to address a looming shortfall of candidates for insurance jobs – an estimated 29,000 by 2024. This partnership resulted in nine new college programs, created specifically to feed the talent pipeline.

Now, Ohio is getting a 10th. In January, the University of Akron announced it will offer a new ....

Insurance Talent Movement Ready to Spread the Word

February 7th, 2017

A group of young insurance professionals has committed to changing the conversation about insurance as a way to bring more people into industry jobs.

Calling themselves the "Insurance Talent Movement,” about 20 professionals from nine companies throughout Ohio are working together to “change perceptions, raise awareness and fill the pipeline.”

The group was formed from the membership of the Ohio Insurance Institute in late 2016 to support the organization’s workforce development goals and to collaborate with the Insurance ....

New Workforce Study Sets Tone for IIRC

December 5th, 2016

A new study that shows an increasing number of projected insurance job vacancies by 2024 will set the stage for the industry's collaborative efforts to fill them.

Partners in the Insurance Industry Resource Council's (IIRC) Insuring Ohio Futures initiative recently heard firsthand new numbers that project a 29,000 shortfall in the number of professionals needed to fill insurance positions Ohio-wide. The IIRC commissioned economic research firm Regionomics to conduct the study, a follow-up to a similar one in 2013.

Regionomics' 2013 report ....

Ohio's Education Institutions Offer Paths Into Insurance

October 17th, 2016

With Fall semester in full swing, students and the insurance industry had a great opportunity to engage last week at Gamma Iota Sigma's annual conference in Columbus. For industry organizations and conference sponsors, including Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC) members Nationwide, Westfield Insurance and Liberty Mutual, the conference was a talent catalyst and offered meaningful connections to the next generation of insurance leaders.

For the 570+ student attendees, the conference provided an inspiring and robust experience that included exposure to ....