Sanford Brown

Sanford Brown

Sanford Brown is the director of product development at Verisk Insurance Solutions.

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    March Madness and Workers’ Compensation

    March Madness, that phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche, is now in its final stretch. Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen some incredible college basketball games. Even though I was out of the office pool a long time ago, I’ve still enjoyed watching some exciting upsets and great game-winning shots. But there’s more […]

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    I heard a story once that an advertising executive came up with the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” for an ad. But he felt he had to attribute it to “a Chinese proverb” so people would take it seriously. Whether that’s a true story or not, at Verisk, we do take it […]

    Solving a problem before it’s a problem

    Insurance trades, blogs, and websites devote a great deal of space to addressing two critical issues related to the risks associated with writing workers’ compensation policies: claims costs and medical fraud. Claimants may exaggerate their symptoms, file a non-work-related injury as a work-related injury, or falsify other material issues. On the treatment side, doctors, rehabilitation […]

    Don’t take workers’ compensation applications at face value

    Do you take a workers’ compensation insurance application at face value? Or do you thoroughly research the applicant’s information, verify data fields, look at photos of the property, find out where the nearest hospitals are, and ferret out any OSHA violations? If you’re like many insurers, you don’t devote precious time to do any of […]

    A conversation on perils, incidents, and risk assessment

    Educators say humans learn through a combination of perception and memory using three different methods: visual, auditory, and experiential. Each of us learns through a mix of the three methods that suits us best. Every time we launch a new product or service at Verisk Insurance Solutions, we think about those three methods and how […]

    When is a sprinkler not a sprinkler?

    Automatic sprinkler systems are a curious thing. You’d think they’d be pretty straightforward — either a building has one, or it doesn’t. Either it works, or it doesn’t. Not too complicated, right? But there are other categories of sprinkler systems, too — like the ones that may or may not exist. And some may not […]