ISO Announces Online Educational Seminars for Customers; Terrorism Insurance to Kick Off Yearlong Series in January

JERSEY CITY, NJ, Dec. 5, 2002 — Experts on risk and insurance from Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) will host a yearlong series of web-based educational seminars on a wide range of ISO products and services beginning in January. The free interactive online seminars are available only to ISO's insurance customers that register for the web-based events. Registered participants will be able to view seminar contents on their computers and hear expert commentary by telephone. Participants will be able to ask questions and take part in the discussions.

A seminar on ISO's commercial property and general liability terrorism forms in response to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 will kick off the series on January 16. The second seminar in the series on January 30 will focus on ISO's loss costs and rating information filing, including analyses based on the probabilistic Terrorism Loss Estimation Model developed by AIR Worldwide Corporation, ISO's catastrophe-modeling subsidiary.

Other topics in the seminar series include mold, employment practices liability (EPL) insurance, kidnap/ransom and extortion (KR&E) coverage, management protection program, construction defects, Internet coverage and multistate commercial auto changes (see attached complete program list).

ISO participating insurers can register online for the educational seminars at http://webinars.verisk.com/. Additional information on the seminars can also be obtained by contacting ISO Customer Service toll-free at 800-888-4476 or by e-mail at info@iso.com.

2003 ISO Web Seminar Topics

Topic
Date of Seminar
The New ISO Terrorism Endorsements
1/16/03
Pricing Terrorism
1/30/03
How to Use the ISO Experience & Schedule Rating Plans
2/13/03
The 7/02 BOP Program Revisions
2/27/03
Getting into the EPL Market with ISO Employers Advantage
3/13/03
ISO's New Management Protection Program
3/27/03
ISO's New Capital Assets Program (Including Software Demo)
4/10/03
Homeowners Mold Endorsements and Rating
4/24/03
Construction Defects and ISO's Known Loss Provisions
5/15/03
The Latest ISO Farm Revisions
5/29/03
Understanding UM/UIM Time Limitations and Upcoming Commercial Auto Multistate Changes
6/12/03
Breadth of the ISO Market Segments Program
6/26/03
Commercial Auto ZIP Code-based Territories
7/17/03
Using the Inland Marine Handbook
7/31/03
Commercial Auto Basic Limits Changes
8/14/03
Providing Kidnap/Ransom & Extortion Coverage
8/28/03
Additional Insured and Contractual Liability Issues
9/11/03
Garage Service Risk Changes
9/25/03
Rating the CGL Policy
10/16/03
Rating Commercial Property
10/30/03
Alternate Personal Auto Class Plan
11/6/03
Commercial Property Amount of Insurance Grading Curves
11/20/03
E-commerce and CGL Damage to Data
12/4/03
ISO's New Internet Coverage
12/18/03
ISO's New Commercial Lines Home Business Program
1/15/04
Covering Financial Institutions
2Q04
 

ISO is a leading source of information, products and services related to property and liability risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting and claims information and analyses; consulting and technical services; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; and data processing. In the United States and around the world, ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents, brokers, self-insureds, risk managers, insurance regulators and other government agencies.

Release: Immediate

Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com