Joe Louwagie

Joe Louwagie

Joe Louwagie is assistant vice president, Property Claim Services (PCS). PCS is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.


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    PCS Commercial Lines Catastrophe Planning and Response Report is released

    Property Claim Services® (PCS®) has published a new benchmarking study, the PCS Commercial Lines Catastrophe Claims Planning and Response Report. This report details results of a survey of industry participants on how they plan and respond specifically to commercial lines catastrophe claims. Insurers can now benchmark their company’s practices relative to industry respondents in terms […]

    PCS publishes new report on catastrophe claims planning and response management

    Managing catastrophe claims operations requires coordination and planning, often on a massive scale. Property Claim Services® (PCS®) has published a new benchmarking study, PCS Personal Lines Catastrophe Claims Planning and Response Report, based on survey responses from 53 property/casualty companies across the United States, with the overwhelming majority writing personal lines of business. The survey […]

    Cat Bond Lite: What’s Next?

    In an interview with A.M. Best TV, Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Services, ISO, spoke about next steps in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. With regard to where the market is headed, Tom remarked: “There’s a spectrum of innovation we’re looking at right now.” He noted that, on one end, innovation is increasing […]

    August 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

    We’re two months into the hurricane season, and it’s been very quiet so far. If the historical trend continues, we should see minimal tropical event activity in the coming month. In the past ten years, PCS has designated only six tropical events in August. Since 2005, the most active August for tropical event frequency has […]

    Cat Bond Lite: Flexibility and larger pool of available capital

      In an interview with A.M. Best TV, Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Services, ISO, speaks about the latest trend in the linked securities industry: cat bond lite. Compared with catastrophe bonds, cat bond lite is a more streamlined approach to the securitization of risk. Because of their low frictional cost, these transactions […]

    Video: 2014 Weather-Related Catastrophes in Review

    In a recent A.M. Best episode entitled “2014 Was a Surprising Year for Natural Catastrophes,” Ted Gregory, Manager at Property Claims Services® (PCS®) and Carl Hedde, Head of Risk Accumulation at Munich Re America discuss weather-related catastrophes in 2014 and the impact they’ve had on the insurance industry. Carl Hedde says that since no major hurricane […]