Property

Microinsurance Alternative Risk Transfer: Strategic Capacity to Support Your Mission

Microinsurance programs have overcome some incredible challenges. They’ve found ways to distribute an intangible product — one for which a customer may pay regularly and seem to receive nothing in return — to local...

Fraud-fighting insurance technologies and connected-home insights

Fraud prevention and connected homes lead our Q1 2015 issue of Visualize , a quarterly magazine from Verisk Insurance Solutions. This popular publication contains commentary and insights devoted to auto and property...

Video: 2014 cat bonds in review, 2015 off to a great start

In a recent A.M Best video interview, Tom Johansmeyer, AVP, Reinsurance Services at ISO, discusses property and catastrophe bond and cat bond lite transactions  in 2014 and the transition to 2015.  The video also...

Reconstruction Costs Up Sharply across the United States and Canada

The latest reports of the 360Value® Overview of Property Reconstruction Cost Changes show reconstruction costs are higher in the United States and Canada compared with the same time last year. In the United States, 47...

7.5 million fire hydrants!

Need a fire hydrant? ISO has millions of them. We reached another important data milestone at the start of 2015, with 7.5 million hydrants plotted and mapped in our national database. You can read all about it in our...

FLASH 2014: Revelations around resilience

Recently, ISO Community Mitigation manager Ralph Dorio and I attended the 2014 FLASH Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. FLASH , the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, is one of the country’s leading nonprofit consum...

PCS Canada-Mobile Launches

Property Claim Services ®  (PCS ® ) thoroughly investigates and collects data on disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. We’ve launched a new mobile application, PCS...

PCS launches new mobile app

Property Claim Services ® (PCS ® ) thoroughly investigates and collects data on disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. Now, we’ve launched a new mobile application,  PCS-Mobi...

Q3 Catastrophe Bond Market Trends Update

We can attribute the rapid growth of the catastrophe bond market to many factors, some of which extend back for years. However, PCS ® sees five trends as particularly important this year, highlighting the expanding...

Water For People

This past August, I had the rare opportunity to combine work, fitness, and charitable support — not a bad trifecta. It happened when I attended the 2014 Tri-Association Conference held in Ocean City, Maryland. This is...