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04/16/2019

Insurance Department Announces NextGen Academy for College Students to Learn About Insurance Careers

Harrisburg, PA - Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today announced her department, along with a working group of stakeholders, will this summer hold the first of its kind Pennsylvania NextGen Insurance Academy, to provide college students an up-close look at various careers in the insurance industry.

“The insurance industry provides fulfilling careers in areas such as risk management, actuarial science, finance, accounting, public policy, and criminal justice,” Altman said. “This academy will give college students the chance to meet and network with insurance industry professionals from the public and private sectors, and learn about job opportunities.”

The Pennsylvania NexGen Insurance Academy will be held August 12-15 in Harrisburg. It is designed for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The academy itself is free, with breakfast and lunch provided each day. Students will be responsible for transportation, lodging, dinners, and any other expenses related to attendance.

A registration link is available at www.insurance.pa.gov, and links can also be found in the event posted on many colleges Handshake sites. Registration is open through May 15th, but interested students are encouraged to register early, as there are limited spaces available.

“Careers in the insurance industry are varied and rewarding, helping individuals and families find financial security for their health, homes, businesses, and vehicles, and provide for their loved ones through life insurance,” Altman said. “Insurance industry professionals help people find the right coverage at the right price for their particular situation, help insurers set appropriate rates to provide affordable coverage while keeping the business solvent and able to pay claims, and protect policyholders and insurance companies by investigating and rooting out fraud.”

Students will participate in workshops focused on various insurance careers. Upon completion, participants will earn a Pennsylvania NextGen Insurance Academy Certificate.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ron Ruman 717-787-3289 -

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