Insurance Nerd Day

Insurance Nerd Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on July 18th and celebrates the people who love working in insurance or who simply love insurance in general. Just about everyone needs insurance of some type, and we’d venture to say that most people will need multiple types of insurance at the same time.

There’s life and health insurance, home and car insurance, and insurance for just about every other aspect of our lives. Insurance protects us from unforeseen events, and as such, it is an important part of risk management. So maybe that’s reason enough for not only people in the insurance industry to celebrate this day but everyone else as well.

The History of Insurance Nerd Day

Insurance Nerd Day was invented by Pioneer State Mutual in 2016 to celebrate the people who work for their company and the contributions they make. Since its creation, it’s a holiday that has spread to other insurance companies and even among the general public. After all, you don’t have to work in the insurance industry to be an insurance nerd!

Interesting Facts About Insurance

Let’s take a few moments of our time to go over some interesting facts about insurance. We’ve listed some pretty interesting points below.

  • Starbucks pays more for employee health insurance than it does for coffee beans.
  • During the 19th century, moviegoers could buy insurance that protected them against death by excessive laughter.
  • Gene Simmons once insured his tongue for a cool million dollars.

Observing Insurance Nerd Day

For people who are working in the insurance industry, this is a day to thank your insurance coworkers for their hard work and to give yourself a pat on the back. For people who don’t happen to work in the insurance industry, then it’s a good time to thank an insurance worker for what they have done. If you don’t know anyone who works in the insurance industry, then you can always use the hashtag #InsuranceNerdDay to thank them virtually.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 18 Thursday
Next year (2025)
July 18 Friday
Last year (2023)
July 18 Tuesday
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