COLUMBUS – Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is urging Ohioans who are members of the military – both actively serving and veterans – to consider a career in insurance. The Ohio insurance industry is one of the largest in the country; and it is growing, but the current workforce is also aging opening positions for many Ohioans.
According to a recent study approximately 26,000 insurance jobs need filled by 2020, making many different career paths available for current service members and veterans. The study identified the need in more than 100 well-paying insurance occupations, including in actuarial, claims, information technology, marketing and sales fields.
“The men and women who have served and are currently serving our country are leaders with integrity that understand commitment and get the job done,” said Taylor, also director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “Insurance companies are seeking these men and women to fill job openings because of their strong characters and dynamic skill sets.”
Free resources are available to help secure employment in the Ohio insurance industry:
For military members interested in becoming an insurance agent or if they already are one, the Ohio Department of Insurance provides services to help obtain and maintain their agent licenses. The services are: Priority agent license application processing, which includes spouses of service members. Pre-licensing insurance education credit for comparable military training. No late fee when active military service delays license renewal. Federal reimbursement for agent pre-education and testing fees.
The Ohio Department of Insurance has processed 6,785 priority attention initial and renewal agent licensing applications from service members and veterans or their spouses since the program began July 1, 2014.
Additional information for those interested in a career in the Ohio insurance industry is available at www.insuringohiofutures.com. Ohioans with questions related to insurance agent licensing can visit the Agent and Agency Services section on the Ohio Department of Insurance website at www.insurance.ohio.gov.