4 Young Insurance Professionals Provide Insights on Insurance Designations
It’s no secret within the industry that insurance designations can help your career.
Many insurance professionals say that they pursued designations to impress management or to secure a promotion. Designations provide insurance professionals with a framework for understanding the industry and allow them to better assist insureds.
Earning an insurance designation can be challenging, however. Many of them take months, or even years, to complete and it can be difficult to integrate classes and exams into an already hectic work schedule.
To better understand the process of earning an insurance designation, Dan Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance®, and staff writer Emily Spennato sat down with four young insurance professionals — Keyson Dingle, underwriter for Westchester, a CHUBB company; Pete Kidd, director of commercial claims for Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB); Dylan Jordan, commercial lines producer for USI Insurance Services; and Donald Davis, associate vice president of professional lines for AmWINS Insurance Brokerage.
All four of them agreed that pursuing insurance designations is worth the effort despite the hard work involved. Between the four of them, they hold nine different designations, including the CPCU, RPLU, ARe, AU-M, AIS, AINS, ARC, AIAF and AIDA.
During the panel, they discussed what it takes to complete six of these designations, shared their strategies for success and how earning designations can further a career in the risk management and insurance industry. &