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The insurance industry is undergoing rapid change and disruption. If you're comfortable with technology, and enjoy variety in your work, there's never been a better time to consider a career in property & casualty insurance.

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February is known as Black History Month, American Heart Month, Oral Hygiene Awareness Month, and many others. For those of us in the insurance industry, we know it as Insurance Careers Month. We’ve been hearing for a while about how the industry is aging, and more insurance professionals are or will be retiring, which means that the industry needs to attract people to it. Unfortunately, insurance is widely considered boring. If you mention it at a party, unless someone has an open claim, people’s eyes tend to glaze over. Many, however, are not aware of the variety of jobs within the insurance industry and their duties. We’re here to remedy that.

Christine G. Barlow, CPCU

Christine G. Barlow, CPCU, is Managing Editor of FC&S Expert Coverage Interpetation, a division of National Underwriter Company and ALM. Christine has over twenty-five years’ experience in the insurance industry, beginning as a claims adjuster then working as an underwriter and underwriting supervisor handling personal lines. Before joining FC&S, Christine worked as an Underwriting Supervisor for Maryland Auto Insurance Fund, and as Senior Underwriter/Underwriter for companies Montgomery Mutual, Old American, Charter Group, and Nationwide. The publications Christine has written or edited include Personal Lines Unlocked: The Key to Personal Lines Underwriting, Personal Lines Endorsements Coverage Guide, Commercial Flood Insurance Coverage Guide, Personal Flood Insurance Coverage Guide, Homeowners Personal Lines Coverage Guide 5th Edition, Personal Umbrella Coverage Guide 2nd Edition, and Condominium Coverage Guide 2nd Edition, all published by the National Underwriter Company. Christine regularly writes for Claims Magazine and National Underwriter Magazine. Christine regularly presents and moderates webinars on a variety of topics and is an experienced presenter. Christine graduated cum laude from Towson University, Maryland, with a degree in Sociology/Psychology with a concentration in Gerontology.

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