Verisk Analytics Named Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 13, 2014 — Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, has been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.

The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador initiative formally recognizes companies that are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, Verisk is committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.

Verisk was selected as a WRN Ambassador based on its recent efforts to provide a unified message from the insurance industry to the National Hurricane Center for use in its public service announcements, interviews, and Spring 2014 Conference presentations.

“Working with NOAA, the National Hurricane Center, the Insurance Information Institute, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Verisk is serving the public with a unified message that educates about disaster preparedness and response,” said Joe Louwagie, assistant vice president of the Property Claim Services® (PCS®) Division of Verisk Analytics.

“Through this joint initiative, we’re aligning with the insurance industry to improve messaging related to catastrophes,” added Louwagie. “This coordinated message is designed to save lives and protect property.”

“Ambassadors are critical to building a weather-ready nation,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “We welcome Verisk Analytics as a new Ambassador committed to empowering its customers with lifesaving information about extreme weather events.”

“Verisk is pleased that our efforts are helping to make the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards,” said Verisk Analytics President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Stephenson.

About Verisk Analytics 
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit

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