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With a degree in neuroscience and a minor in public health from Ohio State University, Emma Meyer’s focus was to find a career that matched her skills. When a friend told her about an opportunity in health care professional liability at Aon, she was immediately interested. That led to a position in 2014 and a career that she describes as innovative and ever-changing.
What is a lasting effect of the pandemic on the way you work?
It’s changed because I now work some from home. It has also changed the way I work with my teammates. When a question arises, for example, I have to make sure that I can be vocal and reach out to them. As far as the day-to-day and information sharing, that has definitely changed. There is still a lot of collaboration if you’re willing to reach out when things are different or new.
What is your advice on navigating the current insurance market?
My advice is to be flexible and willing to be innovative and cooperative with the carriers you are working with. Also, try and find new solutions and don’t be afraid to ask questions if something hasn’t been done before, because it could still be a possibility. Be open to conversations rather than just taking “no” for an answer.
What should the industry do to attract more young people to work in it?
Being flexible on working remotely has become key for some. It’s also important to focus on the support they would have from team members, the resources in place for them for training, and to make them feel comfortable and help them succeed.
Favorite hobby or pastime?
I enjoy Pilates and reading.
What is your favorite song?
“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer.