iTslSC, the Insurance, Technology and Services cluster of the Midlands, launched the inaugural Leadership Insurance course on April 15th at BlueCross BlueShield. Leadership Insurance is an 8-part course designed to provide a forum for the rising stars of the local industry to connect, collaborate, learn and grow. It is the only known program of its kind in the country within the insurance tech industry.
Participants in the program will learn about all aspects of insurance - including ethics, marketing, underwriting, claims, and more - and also gain a deeper understanding of the technology employed by the industry. In addition to networking with other participants and gaining industry knowledge, the participants will be working on a project for the duration of the course.
The first session included a leadership exercise facilitated by Karen Hill. Then Terry Povey from BlueCross BlueShield spoke on “Insurance – The Big Picture,” gave an overview of the Blues system and introduced the group project centered on health and wellness. The participants were split into two groups and have been asked to develop a technical application, tool, program or event centered on health and wellness.
The inaugural class of Leadership Insurance includes participants from Companion Life, Aetna, PHT Services Ltd., Seibels, and Colonial Life. Their job roles include underwriting, enrollment, analytics, finance, senior management and others.
The Midlands has a wealth of opportunities within the insurance technology and services industry, with over 100 years of history, innovation and growth in the area. iTslSC seeks to further the industry's opportunities in the Midlands.