Weather

Key findings from the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

As California faces one of the most severe droughts on record, it’s not surprising that the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis identifies it as the state with the most households at high or extreme...

Learn it Solutions Receives 2015 Communicator Award

Learn it Solutions is pleased to announce that the Fundamentals of Loss Prevention online training course has been selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) to receive a 2015...

More Than Texas Floods: Four States Affected by CATs 81 and 82

PCS actively monitored two wind and thunderstorm events during the last week of May. CAT 81 was designated for May 23 to 28. The front, which caused storms that resulted in severe flooding in Texas...

June 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 every year. Although forecasters have predicted below-average activity for this year, we’ve already experienced the first tropical...

The Science of Perils

The newly released Prometrix ® Peril and Incident Report brings to commercial insurers, for the first time, the most granular and up-to-date analytics on a range of perils – wind, lightning, hail a...

May 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

To the U.S. insurance industry, the month of May signals that hurricane season is right around the corner — with claims teams preparing for an unpredictable tropical season. Over the past decade,...

@CatBondCat makes the short list at the U.K. Insurance Marketing Awards

I’m pleased to announce that ISO’s @CatBondCat made the short list for Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year at the first-ever U.K. 2015 Insurance Marketing & PR Awards. Reinsurance digital...

Get Ready for PCS Catastrophe Code Format Modification

In less than a year, Property Claim Services ® (PCS ® )  will modify the format of its catastrophe serial numbers. The change was initiated after many users provided feedback: The two-digit code...

Cat Bonds and the Hurricane Quarter

Sources: PCS, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Historically, second-quarter issuance activity has been high, given the June 1 start of hurricane season. As Florida’s interest in the catastrophe bond...

Oklahoma Tornado Assessment by PCS

A severe tornado ripped through the Tulsa, Oklahoma area on March 25 resulting in one fatality and extended property damage. As a result of the storm’s impact, Property Claim Services (PCS) issued ...