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,...

Knowing what we don’t know

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are...

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....