PCS First-Half 2014 Summary:
Gain perspective on the 29 catastrophe events designated by Property Claim Services® (PCS®)

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2013 Year in Review: Close Call

Gain perspective on the 29 catastrophe events designated by Property Claim Services® (PCS®)

Catastrophe Management

We offer products, services, and analytical models to assess individual risks, analyze your portfolio distribution, assist with reserving decisions, and evaluate risk transfer alternatives.

Before a catastrophe occurs, our models can show you how events—both natural and man-made—are likely to behave and affect buildings and infrastructure. We also have models that use historical events and extreme disaster scenarios to analyze exposure and loss for regions you specify. And during a catastrophe, we offer real-time reporting and analysis for major natural catastrophes, including tropical cyclones, winter storms, earthquakes, and floods, as they unfold.

After a catastrophe, we assign catastrophe serial numbers—recognized throughout the insurance industry—to help the industry track losses. We collect data on insured losses and provide analytics that define the extent and type of damage, establish dates of occurrence, and determine the geographic areas affected. And our data and reporting tools can help you allocate capital and other resources, improve underwriting, streamline catastrophe response, benchmark performance against the industry, and plan for future risks.

Verisk also offers several tools to assist insurers, reinsurers, and other interested parties with alternative risk transfer. Our catastrophe indices provide values that companies can use as triggers for a variety of traded financial market instruments. We created our tools to offer the reliability, consistency, and transparency that issuers of insurance-linked securities need to make smarter decisions with their capital.

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Products and Services

ISO's Actuarial Service Information That Enlightens ISO’s Actuarial Service provides the information you need to enhance your decision making and boost your productivity and profitability. Using ISO’s data to supplement your own experience, you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions about product pricing, marketing, underwriting, reserve adequacy, and reinsurance needs.…
Actuarial Consulting Service Pricing, Reserving, and More Think of ISO's actuaries as your actuaries — here to help you, particularly when you're operating with a lean staff or no actuarial staff at all. Even if your company is a major national writer with a large staff of actuaries, ISO's Actuarial Consulting Service can provide an…
Catastrophe Experience for Homeowners Business Owners and Commercial Property ISO's Catastrophe Loss Development is an Excel-based tool that gives you easy access to catastrophe-specific experience for homeowners, businessowners, and commercial property. The tool shows how historical development patterns can vary across different catastrophes — and between catastrophe and noncatastrophe circumstances.…
hCast-SR Short-range hurricane forecasts to assess real-time risk ISO's AER, provides advanced probabilistic hurricane forecasts for customers evaluating and addressing their risk from a particular hurricane before it becomes a catastrophic event. Whether you’re buying or trading hurricane futures, planning your crew deployment, repositioning your assets, or monitoring potential hurricane…
hCast-LR Long-range hurricane forecast consulting service ISO's AER, provides long-range hurricane forecast services for customers that want to evaluate and address their hurricane risk well in advance of the hurricane season. More than just a forecast, hCast-LR gives you insight into the relevance of each of the three leading long-range…
eCast Probabilistic 15-Day Weather Forecast Tool ISO's AER, provides advanced weather-prediction services for industries where weather is a factor in the decision-making process. Whether you’re evaluating energy demand over the next two weeks, purchasing an instrument to transfer your weather risk, or deciding when to deploy your claims-handling resources after…
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