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Verisk's insurance solutions team is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, we provide policy language, tools for fighting fraud, predictive modeling of risk, and much more.

We've created this blog to inform, update, and provide interesting information for our customers and the market overall. A variety of Verisk associates write the blog posts, and we welcome our customers' comments and feedback.

International Women's Day: RoseAnne Franco

To celebrate International Women's Day, we spoke with RoseAnne Franco, head of oil and gas risk, and head of Africa at Verisk Maplecroft. Verisk Maplecroft helps organizations optimize and strengthen their risk management processes and supply chains by providing a full-spectrum solution that blends an unparalleled portfolio of global risk analytics with world-leading analysis, real-time locational monitoring, and innovative risk-calculator technology.

2018 Hurricane Season Wrap-Up

Hurricane season in the Atlantic is winding down, and it looks relatively quiet on the horizon. November 30th is the official end of hurricane season as the Atlantic begins to cool and conditions become less favorable for development. Keep reading to see our full wrap-up.

Here’s How Weather Data Is Making a Huge Difference After Hurricane Florence

See a storm recap of Florence and its major impacts. Also see how using Respond Hurricane helped insurance carriers prepare.

Rhode Island no longer accepting SR-22 filings

Effective immediately, the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will no longer require, and will no longer accept, SR-22 financial responsibility filings.

Mississippi revises proof-of-coverage requirements

This Mississippi Legislature voted to revise the penalties for the crime of failure to have proof of liability insurance coverage.

Maine introduces non-binary driver gender designation option

Maine is now the fourth state to introduce the of option of a non-binary gender designation on driver’s licenses and identification cards. With the completion of a Gender Designation Form, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will now issue stickers for identification cards that will read “Gender has been changed to X- Non-binary.”

Illinois legislation requires out-of-state auto coverage

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to sign legislation requiring vehicles registered out of state to be covered by liability insurance when driven in Illinois.

Michigan allows electronic proof of auto insurance liability coverage

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation authorizing the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, including auto insurance ID cards.

Approaching the 2018 Hurricane Season Peak

The Atlantic hurricane season is here; in fact, hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30. This post will take a look at the 2018 Forecast.

Blockchain: Getting Smarter than Smart Contracts

Admittedly, my interest in blockchain has been fairly narrow. Given the role of PCS® in the global industry loss warranty (ILW) market, I’ve been particularly focused on how blockchain-enabled smart contracts could benefit the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market.

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