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    LinkedIn: Social Networking for

    the Insurance Professional

    By Claude Penland, Associate of the

    Casualty Actuarial Societywww.ClaudePenland.com

    http://www.claudepenland.com/http://www.claudepenland.com/
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    LinkedIn is the most active professional

    social network in the world.

    According to theirpress materials, they

    have over 90 million members, with

    roughly half of those members residing in

    the United States.

    http://www.linkedin.com/http://press.linkedin.com/about/http://press.linkedin.com/about/http://www.linkedin.com/
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    If you are not a member of LinkedIn yet, I highlyrecommendjoining the website to grow yourown professional social network.

    If you are already a member, and you work ininsurance or reinsurance as an underwriter,accountant, actuary, risk manager, claims

    professional, financial analyst, agent or otherinsurance role, this article will begin to list for yousome of the more active insurance-related jobs anddiscussion groups on LinkedIn.

    https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join?trk=hb_joinhttps://www.linkedin.com/reg/join?trk=hb_join
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    If you search for insurance among LinkedIngroups, it returns over 5,000 groups.

    Risk, Regulation and Reporting is one of thelargest LinkedIn groups. Insurance topics coveredby its members include European insuranceregulations (Solvency II), international accountingstandards (IAS), international financial reportingstandards (IFRS), asset-liability management, riskmanagement, regulatory issues, governance andcompliance. I also recommend theirSolvency IIand US Insurance subgroups.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectoryhttp://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectoryhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1457807http://www.solvencydeux.com/http://www.therisknews.com/http://www.therisknews.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2057077http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2117506http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2117506http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2057077http://www.therisknews.com/http://www.therisknews.com/http://www.solvencydeux.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1457807http://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectoryhttp://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectory
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    Discussions at the Global Insurance

    Professionals group recently included

    catastrophe risk, marketing strategies,insurance startups, emerging risks and

    appropriate workplace behavior.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=70499http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=70499http://www.catrisky.com/http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7733358/ten_international_emerging_risks_for.html?cat=15http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7733358/ten_international_emerging_risks_for.html?cat=15http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.catrisky.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=70499http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=70499
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    Not to be confused with Global InsuranceProfessionals, Insurance Professionals invites

    producers, underwriters, risk managers, claimspersonnel, actuarial analysts and others to discusspricing, insurance careers, coverage questions,network security, customer service, small businessadvice and other topics.

    Property and Casualty and Life and Healthsubgroups cover more specific line of businesstopics.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=42972http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2135611http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2477489http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2477489http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2135611http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=42972
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    The subgroup Insurance Professionals has

    covered issues such as cold calling,

    underwriting, European insurance startups,healthcare reform and capital modeling.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2128797http://www.associatedcontent.com/topic/70351/healthcare_reform.htmlhttp://www.associatedcontent.com/topic/70351/healthcare_reform.htmlhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2128797
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    Global Insurance Networkhas a very broad

    audience of brokers, risk managers, agents,

    claims professionals, actuaries, reinsuranceemployees and others.

    Best ways to drive traffic to your insurance

    blog, resume best practices, job huntingstrategies and six sigma methodologies are

    some recent interesting discussions.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=90976http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=90976
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    The Risk Management & Insurance Professionals

    group actually requires insurance-related

    experience in order to join. Market trends, ratemaking, insurance coverage,

    risk management, legal deposition handling,

    policy structure,pandemic models and business

    plans were some recently covered topics.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=82136http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7725442/10_prominent_influenza_pandemic_models.html?cat=5http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7725442/10_prominent_influenza_pandemic_models.html?cat=5http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=82136
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    Insurance Industry Executives encompasses

    almost 8,000 members in the life, health and

    property and casualty insurance fields.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=117120http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=117120
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    Reinsurance Insurance Professionals Worldwide is

    the largest reinsurance-related group on LinkedIn.

    Reinsurance-related discussions there tend tocover contract negotiations and drafting, brokers,

    excess layer considerations, startups and new

    branch operations, insurance-linked securities,

    Bermuda and European markets and job hunting.

    An Asian-specific subgroup recently launched as

    well.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=42155http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3714540http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3714540http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3714540http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3714540http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.insurancestartups.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=42155
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    Three additional LinkedIn groups

    specifically designed for reinsurance

    include Reinsurance Professionals,Reinsurance (from Postonline.co.uk) and

    the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s group.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=108494http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1942965http://www.postonline.co.uk/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=80323http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=80323http://www.postonline.co.uk/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1942965http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=108494
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    Those interested in insurance-linked

    securities, including industry loss

    warranties, surplus notes, securitizationsand catastrophe bonds, are directed to ILS

    Insurance Linked Securities, Insurance

    Linked Securities and the subgroupInsurance Linked Securities.

    http://www.catrisky.com/http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=126923http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=126923http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2687744http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2687744http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2687744http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2687744http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=126923http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=126923http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=705757http://www.catrisky.com/
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    If you work specifically with workers

    compensation insurance, like-minded

    insurance professionals are members at theWork Comp Analysis Group. Safety, risk

    management and HR professionals are also

    welcome. See also the WorkCompCentral and

    Workers Compensation Roundtable groups.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1328307http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=50881http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1922050http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1922050http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=50881http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1328307
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    Confluence (Insurance professionals &

    Insurance recruiters) is an outstanding

    group with eclectic conversation. Career advice (underwriting, financial and

    actuarial careers were recent topics),

    brokerage and software-related jobs, insidertrading, product sales and business

    development are often discussed.

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