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Corporate Social Responsibility

COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged us to support our stakeholders in new and innovative ways. Here are some of the steps we’ve taken:

Our Employees

Except for a small but dedicated team of essential workers operating on a rotating basis, Verisk’s 9,000 or so employees began working from home in March 2020, taking full advantage of the company’s prior investments in technology that sustains a reliable work-from-anywhere environment.

We immediately broadened the company’s emergency assistance policy to address hardships created by the pandemic. The plan provides no-interest loans up to $10,000 per employee (or of comparable economic value in the country where the employee is located) to address expenses including but not limited to food, housing, clothing, transportation, health or medical services, childcare or eldercare, or costs associated with employment.

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Verisk already offers all employees the opportunity to take sick leave or paid time off without the need for a diagnosis or doctor’s confirmation. The number of days available varies based on an employee’s location, role, tenure, and seniority. To help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on employees’ sick leave or paid time off, employees who cannot perform their job duties due to a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis may use a special timesheet code that does not draw against their leave balance. They may use the code for up to 10 days.

As local health conditions warrant, individual office re-openings are being conducted in stages, with varying numbers of employees invited to return. Company-imposed limitations on in-office occupancy have been accompanied by strict protocols requiring personal protective equipment, safe distancing, and restricted access to common areas. Supervisors are working with employees to accommodate individual circumstances that affect work schedules.

Read more about our return-to-work plan

Our Customers

Verisk offered the insurance industry access to its OneXperience™ and ClaimXperience® digital engagement platforms at no charge during the height of the crisis. These solutions allow professionals to collaborate remotely with policyholders using a range of tools, including video. More importantly, they help protect the well-being of employees and communities while providing uninterrupted service and support for customers.

Learn more about our solutions for customers

The company also launched a complimentary COVID-19 Projection Tool powered by AIR’s pandemic modeling data. The interactive tool provided COVID-19 case and death projections worldwide to give communities, businesses, government, and insurers a better understanding of what the near future of COVID-19 could look like. 

See all our COVID-19 resources

Our Communities

Verisk is matching charitable gifts made by employees, and the company’s businesses are continuing to support organizations serving the communities where our offices are located. In many cases, business unit giving has been accelerated to help food pantries and other front-line organizations address pandemic-related needs in cities worldwide.