Insurance

Fire safety best practices for construction of 5- and 6-story wood buildings

As more builders use wood as the primary building component in modern buildings, there’s a growing concern for fire safety during the construction process. Large volumes of wood at construction...

Education + Marketing = Better Loss Control + Customer Retention

In today’s competitive landscape, it’s critical for insurers to keep loss costs under control—not only through fast, fair, and consistent claims resolution but also by helping to reduce the number ...

Recognizing Behavior that may Lead to Workplace Violence

Reported cases of workplace violence continue to rise. All businesses should assess this issue and have a plan to address it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 13,827 workplac...

FireLine and the Fort McMurray Fire

As of this writing, firefighters are still battling the Fort McMurray fire in Western Canada, and authorities are restricting access to the area. The fire is a major incident, and Verisk’s Property...

3D Printers: Do emitted chemicals from inexpensive desktop models pose health risks?

With prices of 3D printers dropping below $500, inexpensive units have moved increasingly into schools, universities, offices, and homes. Gartner Inc., a technology research and advisory firm,...

Another successful forum!

Engineering and Safety Service (E&S ™ ) held our annual E&S Loss Control Executive Forum on April 6–8 in Tampa, Florida, and it was a great success. Forty senior-level loss professionals and guests...

Underwriting Solutions President Neil Spector on the Future of UBI and Telematics

In an interview with A.M. Best Radio , Neil Spector, president of Underwriting Solutions for Verisk – insurance solutions, shares his perspectives on the future of usage-based insurance (UBI) and...

Blockchain, IoT, and Streamlined Claim Handling

At the Uniglobal Insurance Claims Management Conference, I heard a lot of doom and gloom about the future of claim handling—and the future of the insurance industry in general. New business models...

Top ILS Market Trends: Q1 2016

We’ve put another record-setting quarter  for catastrophe bond issuance behind us, with $2 billion in fresh capital coming to market. In some ways, the first quarter of 2016 offered more of the sam...

ISO Claims Analytics Marketing Distinguishes Itself in the United Kingdom

Last week, the short list for the Insurance Marketing and PR Awards was published, and its my pleasure to congratulate the ISO Claims Analytics marketing team for making the cut. This group of savv...