Who To Follow On Twitter: Insurance Edition

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Insurance is an industry that relies heavily on networking and relationships between insurance professionals and their customers or clients, but also between the different types of insurance professionals that must work together, such as Underwriters and Brokers.

While you might assume that insurance is a fairly conservative, risk-averse sector, it’s actually quite active on Twitter, regularly sharing the latest news and trends in the industry, and using the social network to interact with other insurance professionals.

And let’s be honest: there’s a lot learn when it comes to insurance. Seeing what the industry is talking about on Twitter can be a good place to start your exploration of the industry beyond the career resources and job listings you can find here on TalentEgg.

There’s lots to see, so let’s get cracking!

Career Connections

When you’re exploring, you need a guide, and when it comes to the insurance industry, Career Connections is your guide! Career Connections is a career awareness and insurance education program that is a division of the Insurance Institute, and many of their resources are created specifically with students and recent grads in mind.

Follow @find_your_place for egg-cellent resources, videos, event updates and much more from Career Connections.


 

Insurance Media Group

Canadian Underwriter is Canada’s insurance and risk magazine, providing insurance professionals with an award-winning package of articles, news and features. Follow @CdnUnderwriter for the latest stories from the magazine – a must-read for any aspiring insurance professional.

Along the same lines, it would be valuable to follow Steve Wilson (@InsuranceMedia), Senior Publisher for Canadian Underwriter magazine and Insurance Media Group, and Claims Canada Magazine (@ClaimsCanada), Canada’s insurance claims and loss adjusting magazine, and also part of the Canadian Underwriter Insurance Media Group.


 

Young Brokers

So far, only the Young Brokers Network (YBN) of Manitoba (@YBNMB) are using Twitter, but perhaps if you’re not a young broker in Manitoba, it will inspire you to get involved in your own area and start tweeting there.

Various provincial insurance brokers associations also have Twitter accounts that you may be interested in checking out, such as @IBAOntario and @ibabcEdu.
 

RIMS Canada Council

Interested in risk management? Follow @RIMSCdaCouncil for the Canadian perspective of the Risk Management Society (@rimsorg). Some of the provincial chapters are also on Twitter, such as the Newfoundland & Labrador Risk and Insurance Management Society (@NALRIMS).


 

Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade

The Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) was formed in 1996 by a group of concerned insurance women and men who felt that it was important to support colleagues and their families in the fight against cancer. Not only is WICC dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, WICC also provides educational forums for the industry on how to support those affected by the disease. Since the inception of WICC in 1996, with the help of the entire P&C insurance industry in Canada, over $5,500,000 has been raised in support of cancer research. Looking to make a difference as you start your career? @WICCOntario is probably the best place to start.

Who else should we add to this list? Share your must-follow insurance-related Twitter accounts in the comments section below, or tweet to us at @TalentEgg.

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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.