Insurance

Four Killer Blockchain Use Cases for Insurance

Is blockchain really a solution in search of a problem ? At first glance, it may appear that way. Aside from developments in the industry loss warranty (ILW) market , clear use cases have been slow...

Are We Missing the Real Blockchain Opportunity for Insurance?

Blockchain has taken the global insurance industry by storm. Insurtech start-ups have begun to probe this emerging technology, and insurers and reinsurers have watched, explored, and tested. So far...

Customers to benefit from unification of claims solutions

Claims handlers are familiar with both ISO Claims Outcome Advisor ® (COA ™ ), the top quantum evaluation tool, and Xactware’s claims-handling tools for the property market. But what they may not kn...

3D printer risks investigated

In a previous blog post— 3D Printers: Do emitted chemicals from inexpensive desktop models pose health risks? —we discussed a study on emissions and possible risks associated with small commercial...

Fire trends in multifamily housing

Advances in automatic fire and smoke detection, central station alarms, and automatic sprinklers have helped property losses decline slightly in the last decade. But despite the best efforts of...

Reducing the risk of commercial vehicle crashes

In 2014, in the United States, 3,903 people were killed and an estimated 111,000 injured in police-reported traffic crashes involving large trucks. Seven percent of the fatal crashes involved a tru...

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for ye...

Insurance and the presidential conventions

As was evident while viewing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the political operatives of their national committees truly delved into the minutia of how to spin their respective...

Risks and rules for small commercial drones

Drones are entering the mainstream. The agriculture and real estate industries may currently dominate commercial usage, but a wide and varied market is shaping up. Many fields can use drone...

Traumatic brain injury deaths highest for small company construction workers

As you might imagine, the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in U.S. workplaces. A total of 2,210 construction workers died...