Climate

The 2015 Hail Season: Texas Targeted, Boston Struck

The 2015 hail season got off to a relatively slow start before really kicking into gear beginning in late March. Multiple days of severe weather targeted the southern and central Plains in the mont...

A conversation on perils, incidents, and risk assessment

Educators say humans learn through a combination of perception and memory using three different methods: visual, auditory, and experiential. Each of us learns through a mix of the three methods tha...

Sussing out Canadian risk

News spreads fast and far. Not long after Verisk Insurance Solutions began a dialogue with U.S. insurers about identifying perils, unreported incidents, and prior claims through data and analytics,...

How Dual Pol Radar Works Better for Hail Maps

A New Era of Hail Detection From 2011 into 2013, the entire contiguous United States radar network was upgraded to dual-polarization technology. For the radars, this simply meant that instead of...

More than 30 Percent of Claims are Misclassified: Hail Example

A Costly Claims Mistake In a typical year, around 5 percent of homeowners file a weather-related insurance claim in the United States. One of the most common perils filed is that of hail damage....