May 16, 2019
Bill to establish insurance workforce task force passes General Assembly
The Connecticut General Assembly unanimously passed S.B.974 last week. The bill would establish a task force to study and develop strategies to cultivate, expand and improve the insurance industry workforce in the state. This is not the first time the General Assembly has established such a commission.
In 2017, PIACT past President Augusto Russell, CIC, was appointed and served on a commission looking to improve the insurance industry workforce in Connecticut. More recently, in an effort to foster the development of future insurance agents, PIACT has collaborated with Goodwin College to create insurance-specific coursework within its business program that targets the changing world of insurance and provides a pathway for Goodwin students to gain proper Connecticut insurance licensing. PIACT also assists by offering practical experience through paid externships to Goodwin students. More …