IASA Member Polls

 Each month, the IASA Industry Pulse takes a quick read on issues important to the industry.
 
"2015-2016 Challenges and Opportunities"

 POLL RESULTS AVAILABLE

The April 2015 IASA Industry Pulse poll focused on the "2015-2016 Challenges and Opportunities" your company faces in the areas of Technology, Finance, Operations and Investments and will be a comparative to the same polls conducted in April of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

•    From the results, it is clear to say that the biggest technology-related challenge facing insurance companies in the next 12 months is systems replacement, with 54% choosing that option.
•    The biggest finance-related challenge was underwriting profitability with 47% of respondents selecting it.
•    The operational challenges were more evenly selected with retaining/recruiting quality talent, customer service, and cost containment being the three most selected challenges at 42%, 39% and 36%, respectively.
•    Investment yields (low interest rate environment) was the biggest investment-related challenge by far, with 68% of respondents selecting that option.

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NEW! IASA is Polling for Dollars! Help your chapter compete for monthly cash prizes for having the highest percentage of chapter participation! April is your last chance to win! The chapter with the most participation will be posted here!  Spread the word
and help your chapter win!  MARCH CHAPTER WINNER: ST. LOUIS AGAIN!

"Are there other Chapters in this competition? The St. Louis Chapter may be small, but we are mighty! The biggest doesn't always mean the best."  Ann Wiesler, President, St. Louis Chapter

 
Personal Professional Development
This month's our Industry Pulse poll focuses on Personal Professional Development and will be asking how you make time for professional development, what types of activities you participate in to expand your skills, what you consider the most important qualities you need to possess and develop in your career, what makes you valuable to your employer and what skill sets you are developing in the coming year.  Results will be shared with our members on the Industry Pulse page of the IASA web site next month. 

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Congratulations to the April poll participant Rachael Obert, The Horace Mann Companies, who was randomly selected to receive a prize package from IASA.
 
NOTE: Full poll results are available ONLY to IASA members. Not a member? Contact Tricia Stillman, IASA Director of Member & Volunteer Services, via email to get membership details or to get further information about access to this service.