JERSEY CITY, NJ, Nov. 11, 2002 — Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) now offers police reports as part of its public records offering on the ISO ClaimSearch® antifraud system.
The enhancement of ISO ClaimSearch service includes access through its website to a wide range of police, fire, coroner and Department of Motor Vehicle reports from tens of thousands of agencies with complete coverage nationwide and in Canada.
Offering police reports through the ISO ClaimSearch platform makes claims handling and investigations more efficient. With the click of a mouse, a screen is automatically prefilled with required information — ready to initiate a request for a police report — saving time and costs in investigations and claims processing.
"This is another milestone in our program to help customers streamline the claims handling process," said Richard P. Boehning, ISO senior vice president.
ISO is providing the searches in partnership with Metropolitan Reporting Bureau (MRB). Founded in 1957, MRB is the first company to specialize in obtaining all types of reports nationwide for the claims industry. MRB professionals use the latest in mapping and imaging technology to accurately track down and deliver reports.
ISO ClaimSearch subscribers can request police accident reports, incident reports and photographs; fire reports; and vehicle title history, driver history and vehicle registration and insurance information. Other information available includes weather reports, OSHA reports and coroner reports and death certificates.
ISO ClaimSearch is the world's largest repository of insurance claims, with more than 310 million claim records and third-party information. Insurers representing more than 92 percent of the U.S. property/casualty industry in premium volume use the system.
ISO ClaimSearch is a cooperative effort of more than 2,000 insurers, 1,000 self-insured entities, 450 third-party administrators, state workers compensation insurance funds and other organizations. Information is available through host-to-host transmissions and the ISO ClaimSearch secure Internet information-delivery platform.
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.