Insurance Happy Hour

It's happy hour, and we're talking insurance.

About the show

Change in the insurance industry is speeding up. Consumers are also changing. Let's talk about industry news and trends, technology and marketing. Hosts: Becky Schroeder and Laird Rixford


  • Millennials & Insurance: Part 1

    August 24th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 24 secs
    insurance, millennials

    Millennials will eclipse the baby boomers as the largest living generation. The insurance industry needs to start changing to meet the needs of this group. In the first episode of two about millennials and insurance, we discuss millennial myths and how the industry communicates with the generation.

  • Can a Person Be a Brand?

    August 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 55 secs
    brand, branding, marketing, personal brand

    Can a person be a brand? We have opinions. In other #InsuranceHappyHour news, we're now on Spotify!

  • The Privacy of Your DNA

    August 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 24 secs

    When you submit your DNA to a genetic-testing company, should the data remain private? Or, should those companies be allowed to share your data with insurance companies, employers or government agencies?

  • The Scary World of Cybersecurity

    August 3rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 24 secs
    cybersecurity, insurance

    Sixty-two percent of agencies are concerned or very concerned about cybersecurity. In this episode, we talk about the cybersecurity portion of the Insurance Digital Transformation survey. Plus, we discuss the top insurance brands according to YouGov's rankings, and Laird has a bone to pick with Becky.

  • The Digital Transformation

    July 13th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 8 secs
    insurance, insurance technology, technology

    According to a recent survey, 95 percent of agents see technology as important or very important to their success. In this episode, we unpack some of the findings of the Insurance Digital Transformation survey. Plus, we talk more about 'find your passion' as career advice.

  • Lemonade's Policy 2.0 (with our first guest Joey Giangola!)

    July 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 24 secs

    We discuss Lemonade's Policy 2.0 with our first special guest Joey Giangola. Plus, we talk to Joey more about #Elevate18 and he shares his thoughts on #InsuranceHappyHour.

  • On the Road at #Elevate18

    June 29th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 19 secs
    insurance, insurance agencies, marketing

    We were on the road this week and recorded at Agency Nation/'s conference Elevate. Also, we discuss how marketing is an investment and what to do instead of cutting marketing when money gets tight.

  • Signs an InsureTech Will Fail

    June 22nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 29 secs

    We discuss the signs of why an insuretech startup might fail and how they can succeed.

  • Having the Right, Ethical Focus

    June 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 51 secs
    ethics, insurance, insurance agencies, insurance carriers, insuretech

    We need to remember as an industry who we're serving. It's the clients. It's the clients who have and want choice.

  • Getting Our Groove Back

    June 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 28 secs
    insurance agencies, insurance technologies corporation, insuretech, itc

    We're back! Becky and Laird talk about ITC's big news from the last few months.

  • Is Insurance Ready for Virtual Reality? Is the World?

    March 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 5 secs
    technology, virtual reality, vr

    With the release of Ready Player One upcoming, Justin and Laird talk about how virtual reality could impact the insurance industry.

  • Did Beyonc√© Give Lemonade the Business?

    March 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 17 secs

    Did one of the top music stars in world "disrupt" Lemonade's search engine rankings?

  • Joining the Insurance Industry as a Millennial

    March 9th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 21 secs
    asmr, millennial, pet peeves

    With all the talk of how millennials are critical part of the insurance industry, sit down with Heather Cherry and Laird as they explore the industry through a fresh set of eyes.

  • Why We Started a Podcast

    March 2nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 42 secs
    insurance, insurance podcasts
  • Open Access to Data is Critical

    February 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 27 secs
    2018 predictions, independent insurance agents, insurance

    What's going to happen with agents in 2018? We discuss five predictions for agents this year and whether we agree or not.

  • Working in the Insurance Industry

    February 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 26 secs
    insurance, insurance agents, insurance careers, perpetuation, recruiting

    Considering that the average age of an insurance agent is 59 and that only 4% of millennials see the insurance industry as a career option, we have work to do to promote the benefits of working in the insurance industry.