Michael Gannon

Michael Gannon

Michael Gannon, director of Marketing for Verisk Insurance Solutions, is responsible for strategic marketing in support of Verisk underwriting auto and property solutions. Before joining Verisk, he held similar positions at Verisk’s Xactware and AIR Worldwide.

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    Connecting with the connected home: A conversation with Steve Lekas and Joe Wodark

    What factors will drive mainstream adoption of connected home technology? Which insurance applications will we see first? Where should insurers begin? In this third installment, Visualize continues its connected-home article series with a conversation between Steve Lekas, vice president, Property Underwriting, Verisk Insurance Solutions, and Joe Wodark, property product manager, Verisk Insurance Solutions. They discuss […]

    Reconstruction costs continue to rise for Q3 2015, but at a slower pace than last quarter

    Across the United States, reconstruction costs continued to rise from July 2014 to July 2015, but at a slower rate than experienced in April. At the state level, reconstruction costs in 43 states and Washington, D.C., increased more than 4 percent. Compare this with the Q2 2015 update when 44 states and Washington, D.C., saw […]

    Mileage matters: New tools to get it right

    Higher-mileage drivers can have loss costs up to twice the costs of lower-mileage drivers. But getting annual mileage “right” can be a challenge. Many consumer and agent estimates are notoriously error-prone. In the past, insurers have relied on the customer’s self-disclosed mileage estimate, which was once the only technique available. The result of employing this […]

    The Dynamic World of Public Fire Protection

    The content below appears in the Q1 2015 issue of Visualize, a quarterly magazine from Verisk Insurance Solutions that contains commentary and insights about auto and property underwriting. You’ll also find articles on the future of “smart” homes, a new technology that can help prevent fraud, 2014 catastrophes, and more. Our community hazard mitigation field […]

    Fraud-fighting insurance technologies and connected-home insights

    Fraud prevention and connected homes lead our Q1 2015 issue of Visualize, a quarterly magazine from Verisk Insurance Solutions. This popular publication contains commentary and insights devoted to auto and property underwriting. In “Connecting with the Connected Home: An Industry Roundtable,” Verisk and industry experts hold a lively discussion on “smart” homes and what the […]

    Top 10 riskiest states for hail damage exposure

    With 100 inches of snow collapsing Boston roofs, winter storms driving people off the road in South Carolina, and bitter cold bursting pipes in the Midwest, it’s been a tough winter for insurers. Winter will come to an end, but there’s more trouble for insurers just around the corner. With March comes the start of […]