Verisk Analytics to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Its Healthcare Data Analytics Business

JERSEY CITY, N.J., October 27, 2015 — Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its healthcare data analytics business, Verisk Health.

Verisk Health empowers a sustainable, value-based healthcare delivery and payment system with the data services, analytics, and advanced technologies that inform smarter business decisions and reduce risk. Its population health, revenue, payment, and quality solutions help health plans, providers, employers, and other risk-bearing entities improve the quality of healthcare delivery, contain costs, ensure appropriate revenue, and support compliance initiatives.

“One of our most important responsibilities is the careful stewardship of our shareholders' capital. We continually assess our assets and their productivity as well as opportunities to deploy new capital in line with our strategic priorities. Consistent with our capital allocation approach, we are exploring alternatives for our healthcare data analytics business, a recognized industry leader in the market,” said Scott Stephenson, Verisk Analytics president and chief executive officer.

“Verisk Health is an excellent business in a very attractive, growing market. However, after much thought and consideration we have determined to explore alternative uses for shareholder capital that are more closely aligned with our strategy and global ambitions.”

There can be no assurance that the exploration of strategic alternatives will result in any transaction.

About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, 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, please visit

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Verisk Analytics, Inc.

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Verisk Analytics, Inc.

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