Sarah Parker, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker is a senior director at Financial Health Network, on the program team, working on various research and consulting projects, including several projects on financial health measurement. She also leads the organization’s insurance work, which includes research and outreach with the insurance industry to serve the insurance needs of American consumers.

Prior to joining the Financial Health Network, Parker worked at CGAP, an advocacy and research center housed at the World Bank that seeks to advance financial inclusion around the world. She managed their mobile banking agenda in francophone West Africa and led global research on electronic government payments.

Sarah holds a masters in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelors from Wheaton College. She’s based in Washington, DC.

Recent Articles by Sarah Parker

4 Ways to Seize the Latent Demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered latent demand for insurance protection of all kinds as people grapple with how to protect their families from unexpected shocks. LIMRA’s research shows strong direct-to-consumer growth over the past year for certain types of life insurance, for example. This surge in interest comes even though life insurance ownership rates have […]

How to Adapt to the Growing ‘Risk Shift’

It’s no secret that the insurance industry is going through an exciting time of innovation, growth, and transformation. This certainly poses risks for insurers if they fail to adapt to these changes, but it also offers significant opportunities. Changes are also occurring among American consumers, as more economic risk has begun to shift from government […]

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