CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The insurance industry's need for smart, dedicated, industrious professionals is greater than ever; the supply of qualified candidates, lacking. It's a shortage that touches every aspect of the industry and efforts are underway to address this growing concern. The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and Rising Medical Solutions, a medical cost containment company, are taking action to address this critical workforce shortage. It's an immediate issue that has insurance payers, some of whom sit on the Foundation's Board of Trustees, committed to making change happen, including:
- Accident Fund Insurance Company
- Westfield Insurance
- State Farm Insurance Companies
- Nationwide Insurance
- The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
- Wells Fargo Insurance Services
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, together with industry-sponsors like Rising, will hold the Insurance Education and Career Summit September 26-28 at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Executive Education Center in Atlanta. For the first time, this event brings thought leaders from all levels of the insurance industry together to share ideas and find solutions for attracting the next generation.
"Our people are at the heart of our company, impacting our customers' experience daily through their intellect, performance and personalities," says Jason Beans, CEO or Rising. "That's why we're dedicated to attracting and developing the best for the future of our company and the industry as a whole."
Says Don Rebele, Griffith Foundation President and CEO, "Sponsor organizations, like Rising, help set the Foundation for this initiative by providing the critical funding for the Summit. The amount of support we've seen makes us very optimistic about coming out of this Summit with real solutions."
Keynote speakers will include Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, CPCU-President, Insurance Information Institute and Tanguy Catlin-Associate Principal McKinsey, Boston. For more information on the Career Summit, go to: www.griffithfoundation.org/summit.
About Rising Medical Solutions Inc.
Rising Medical Solutions is a national medical-financial solutions firm that provides medical bill review, hospital bill review and medical cost containment services to the group health, auto, workers' compensation, and liability markets. Inc. magazine and the Private Company Index (PCI) rank the Chicago-based company as one of the fastest growing private enterprises in America.
About The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, education organization, was founded in 1947 to promote the study and teaching of risk management and insurance (RMI). Today the Foundation supports college and university RMI programs nationwide, provides risk management and insurance education programs for K through 12 students, and offers basic principles seminars and workshops for public policymakers. More information is at http://www.griffithfoundation.org/.
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SOURCE Rising Medical Solutions Inc.