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  • mtg
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    Hey, wait a second here. You might have a bad opinion of this profession due to your experiences, but don't go trashing Greenville by calling it a stupid town. It's actually a very nice city with a lot to do. Just because you hate the world doesn't mean you should start belittling places you've never been to.

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  • JS1
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    Forgot one: Canal Insurance in Greenville, SC. They insure 18 wheelers.

    Right after I got laid off, I found a job posting from them for actuarial analyst. I thought "this is awesome, how many actuarial analysts could there possibly be in this stupid town?" given that there isn't anything else there as far as I know.

    They chose not to interview me. It may be that they pulled the ad without filling it. That did happen to me later (at least they were nice enough to tell me this, unlike Canal Ins.) Or maybe 12 years experience is too much and they want young blood not old fogies like me. Who knows.

    Before someone replies with "well your resume must be just awful" I would like to say that I had my resume reviewed and touched up by a professional firm known as Lee Hecht Harrison. In fact my counselor knew someone who knew someone at Canal Ins. Still nothing.

    Point is, a list of hundreds of companies is not of much use when the number of applicants far exceeds the number of jobs.

    In this job market, that is very common, but if you are considering spending a lot of time and money taking SOA exams you might want to reconsider.

    p.s. after I moved to Dallas and got a job (the one and only job I was offered), I got one call from a recruiter wanting to know if I was interested in a job in Nashville, TN. I declined because I already had a job and I wasn't interested in relocating.

    Previously my phone rang a couple of times a year from recruiters even though I didn't have a resume posted anywhere. Now I have my resume posted on this website as well as several others and the calls are a tiny fraction of what they used to be.

    Take the SOA and the college professor's comments and the Department of Labor projections with a grain of salt.
    Last edited by JS1; September 10 2009, 10:12 PM.

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  • vanckzhu
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    Outstanding. Was looking for something like this. Thanks Ken!

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  • surya2cents
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    Hats off Ken! This has given me a new weekend project. Thats a lot of companies. I need to make sure I get rejected from all of them before I pass FM in August.
    Amazing work. Definitely I recommend this for sticky.

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  • troydanielbecker
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    I agree to the previous post about usefuleness. And it's encouraging too, for the opportunities out there for those of us job hunting.

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  • .Godspeed.
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    Bump! Mods, can we sticky this thread? I think that it would serve quite useful to both the entry-level and experienced.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by .Godspeed.; June 20 2009, 06:55 PM. Reason: Error in original sentence!

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  • AgBat
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    Good List. Some way to filter by location would be sweet.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Ken- THANK YOU very much for posting these lists and for categorizing the companies. I only wish I had found these lists during my internship search. However, now I can use them for when I look for a full-time entry position next year.

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  • Irish Blues
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    Another one that's no longer in business:

    * Vesta Fire Insurance (aka Vesta/Shelby, Birmingham, AL carrier) - declared insolvent in early 2006 IIRC
    * Reliance Insurance Company (Philadelphia based, one of the oldest carriers) - forced into liquidation by the Pennsylvania DOI in 2001
    Last edited by Irish Blues; March 3 2007, 01:05 AM.

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  • linmath05
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    I know this is an post from some times ago, but still
    Ken
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE POSTING!
    THAT IS VERY USEFUL!

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  • ngdarr
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    How can I find out which company have a branch office in Toronto, Canada?

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  • ngdarr
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    Originally posted by Ken
    I know I missed a lot. Suggestions welcome. If you want me to change or add a note on a company, I can do that too.

    This is excellent already.

    Truly thank you.

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  • Ken
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    I found the list on a .doc that was burning a hole in my computer. I have many sources since it took me a lot of effort to find a job and I don't remember which companies are from where anymore. National Council on Compensation Insurance and A.M. Best are probably the best sources to find insurance companies. National Association of Insurance Companies should have a very large list, but I don't know how to get my hands on it.

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  • Irish Blues
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    Ken, you could have just pasted the link and let everyone else dig it out from there. (Besides, doesn't that have links to all of the companies?)

    * Kemper (Large national carrier, based in Long Grove, IL)
    Scratch this one off everyone's list - they're in runoff and have been since about mid-2003.

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  • Ken
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    I know I missed a lot. Suggestions welcome. If you want me to change or add a note on a company, I can do that too.

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