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2017 Insurance Industry Resolution Predictions

Jan 6, 2017 2:28:26 PM / by Megan Gardner posted in Insurance, Reinsurance, Innovation, Social Media

Now that you are back into the swing of things at work you’ve probably overheard or even talked to colleagues about New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you want to read more books, go to the gym more, dedicate time for a digital detox? You’ve thought about resolutions for your personal life but what about at work?

Aside from perhaps being more organized or clearing out your inbox, have you considered what you hope to achieve as a business or even industry? I was curious to find out what this might look like for the insurance industry. What will its resolutions be for a successful New Year? I went on a mission to find out.

How? You might ask. I looked at our top performing blog topics in 2016 – and there were a few that our readers really sank their teeth into. I figured since these were top of mind in 2016, the industry might be looking to implement strategies around them in the new year. Find out my predictions below.

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9 Questions We Asked our Co-Founders to Inspire Your 2017!

Jan 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Wilson Varghese posted in LOGiQ3 Culture

I've always seen the month of January as the month of inspiration! It's the time of year, where most of us are still elated and motivated by our new year's resolutions.

We've committed to juicing, detoxing, exercising, reading, traveling... you name it! Whatever your commitment to self-improvement or enlightenment, the month of January is where many of us seek inspiration, to help keep us going.

In light of this, we found it appropriate to share some of the things that have inspired our co-founders, our teams and the groups of people who make our family of companies

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[MUST READS] Top 7 Articles Every Underwriting Professional Should Read Before 2017

Dec 29, 2016 4:33:53 PM / by Nick Joly posted in Underwriting, LOGiQ3

I've always found the week leading up to New Year's to be an inspirational yet, emotional week. Inspirational because on any given day, you'll see flashbacks of the year's highlights in Hollywood, Wall Street, Capitol Hill & Silicon Valley. Emotional, because 2016 has been the worst in recent memory with regards to the loss of significant cultural icons. This year we've lost, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, Mohamed Ali, Arnold Palmer, Alan Thicke, and of course, the beloved Carrie Fisher (and her mother, Debbie Reynolds). 

What a year it has been for us all. But what are some of the highlights for the life underwriting community?

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7 Proven Ways Underwriting Professionals can Benefit from Being on Social Media

Dec 19, 2016 3:50:56 PM / by Nick Joly posted in Underwriting, Social Media

Originally written for, and reprinted with the permission of ON THE RISK, Journal of the Academy of Life Underwriting 

As an underwriting professional, for a long time you likely believed that the experience you needed to advance in your career would come from years of technical underwriting, exposure to complex cases, formal mentoring and coaching, and of course, continued education and gaining credibility by obtaining your FALU and FLMI designations.

With all the resources you need to succeed at an arm’s reach, why bother with social media as an additional component to advancing your career? The majority of you likely already have a social media profile on Facebook, to connect and mingle with your family and friends, or to share photos of your food or your kids. Perhaps, you’ve even set up an account on LinkedIn to occasionally connect with peers and colleagues. I question though, how many of you have reached LinkedIn’s coveted “all-star” profile status? Why bother, right?

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[MUST READS] Top 7 Articles Every Reinsurance Professional Should Read Before 2017

Dec 15, 2016 2:33:42 PM / by Megan Gardner posted in Reinsurance

Can you believe we are already counting down the days until 2017?! I find there are always two types of people around this time of the year. 1) The ones that rush to squeeze everything in before the year ends. 2) The ones that are already looking forward to 2017 and everything they can do to kick off a new year. Whether you are one (or both) of these - this list of must-read articles will be up your alley. 

We put together a list of top articles published in 2016 for reinsurance professionals. They cover everything from navigating treaties to improving reinsurance quality and everything in between! So whether you missed out on these insightful reads in 2016 or are planning for a successful 2017, check out the list below. 

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How Successful People Build Stellar Social Media Profiles on LinkedIn

Dec 14, 2016 4:32:02 PM / by Nick Joly posted in Social Media

Who here has committed to being more social in the new year?! I can tell you that a number of my colleagues have shared with me that 2017 will be their year to be more active on social media, to grow their networks and to make meaningful connections.

Why does this matter? Because successful professionals, do just that.

What leads to being successful as a result of one's profile on LinkedIn? What steps do successful people take in building stellar profiles on LinkedIn vs people who simply have a presence?

The best place to start, is determining what your social media goals will be for the new year. Do you want to simply gain more followers?! Are you looking to make connections with influential professionals? Or are you looking to set yourself apart from your colleagues for a promotion or a job you're after?

Whatever your goal may be, you'll come to see that LinkedIn allows you to position yourself as a thought-leader, ultimately positioning you for success. Here's how you can get started today. 

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5 Key Factors to Consider When Building Strategic Partnerships

Dec 9, 2016 1:59:16 PM / by Miguel Ceron posted in Insurance, Reinsurance

Partnerships exist in all aspects of our lives - whether they are in our personal relationships (spouses, friends, personal networks) or professional lives (colleagues, professional networks). In all cases – partnerships are meant to enhance current state of both parties and provide peace of mind, knowing you have a trusted partner to aid in specific aspects of your life.

Let’s consider this in a corporate B2B scenario, partnerships should be mutually beneficial in a way that allows both parties to improve their overall service or offering through a shared commitment to a common goal.

These commonalities should extend beyond (but do still include) simple things like “ways to increase profit” or “growing your client base”. Now, you might be asking…

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How do I get my first job without having experience?

Dec 6, 2016 10:04:00 AM / by Nick Durie posted in Underwriting

Does the meme below hit a little too close to home for you? It is perhaps the most Catch-22 reality out there. This meme has gone viral online, which means it is still something millennials relate to when entering the workforce. So how exactly are you supposed to break into your first career and solve this seemingly unsolvable roadblock? Find out below.

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4 Reasons Millennials Should Seek Careers in Insurance

Dec 2, 2016 1:45:53 PM / by Megan Gardner posted in Insurance, Millennials

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were growing up? As a millennial, growing up in the digital age, I can tell you that finding a career in insurance was certainly not at the top of my list. And I know I’m not alone. But here I am! The more I learn about the industry, the more I find myself spreading the benefits of a career in the insurance industry to my millennial peers. Let me give you some background…

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3 Reasons Why LinkedIn is a Non-Negotiable for Your Career

Dec 1, 2016 8:31:36 AM / by Nick Joly posted in Social Media

Hey everyone, happy first of December! A few weeks ago, you may remember that I started off this social media blog series by explaining how you can leverage LinkedIn to become a more successful insurance professional.

So far I’ve shared some concrete tips including 7 mistakes to avoid making and 5 groups every insurance professional should join. I was thrilled to see the engagement we experienced on LOGiQ3's Twitter and LinkedIn accounts! Thanks to everyone who took a minute to download and tweet/write to us online! In case you missed the original eBook, you can grab it here: 

Download The Insurance Professional's Guide to LinkedIn to discover more educational resources.

Now I want to let you in on some, perhaps unknown features (read: secret weapons!), that position LinkedIn as a non-negotiable platform for you to be on.

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