Insurance & Finance
The Insurance and Financial Services industries have created a strong and self-sustaining environment for success in Lincoln. Lincoln has become a center of activity in the insurance and financial services sector over the past decade. Businesses increasing their investment in Lincoln commonly cite a highly educated and productive workforce, a positive regulatory climate and low premium taxes as key reasons for continued growth.
In 2010, Lincoln was ranked #2 in states with insurance industry employees for insurance clerks and processing. In addition, Nebraska was ranked in the top five places for cities with the largest percentage of insurance workers as a percent of total workforce at 2.9%.
Key factors identified as priorities for the insurance and financial services sector include:
Lincoln’s World-Class Workforce – The Lincoln workforce is well-educated with over 35-percent of Lincoln residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. That’s well above the U.S. average of 27-percent. Higher Education – Lincoln is the center of higher education for the State of Nebraska. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration (CBA) offers a comprehensive list of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees across six departments including Finance and Actuarial Science. In addition to the nearly 25,000 students enrolled annually at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, there is a significant presence from other providers including Southeast Community College and Nebraska Wesleyan University. In all there are nearly 40,000 students attending Lincoln institutions every year.
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Lincoln’s Insurance and Financial sectors comprise a broad range of companies including major establishments such as:
|Ameritas Life Insurance Headquarters||Life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, and health insurance|
|Assurity Life Insurance Headquarters||Life insurance, disability, and annuities|
|Farmers Mutual Insurance Headquarters||Auto, farm, and home insurance|
|Allied Insurance (Nationwide)||Auto, property, and business insurance|
|Cabela’s World’s Foremost Bank||State-chartered bank for Cabela’s Visa cardholders|
|Nelnet Headquarters||Student loan organization & processing; tuition management; enrollment management|
|Dell Services||Policy administration & business processing services for the insurance industry|
|State Farm Insurance||Auto, home and life insurance|
|Union Bank & Trust Headquarters||Banking and financial services|
|Lincoln Benefit Life (Allstate)||Life insurance and annuities|
|Continental Western Group (Berkeley Company)||Property and casualty insurance|