Verisk Vision 2020


Emerging Risks: A Retrospective


Every year, the insurance industry faces emerging risks. Some make headlines but fail to produce significant losses. Others go under the radar and gradually produce large amounts of loss over time. In this session, ISO's emerging issues group presents a sample of historical emerging risks, factors involved in their impact, and recurring themes to consider.

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Andrew Blancher

Director of Commercial Automobile Product Development and Emerging Issues

Andrew Blancher is director of both commercial automobile product development and emerging issues at ISO. He is responsible for overseeing the development, revision, and maintenance of ISO's commercial automobile forms, rules, and loss costs programs. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial automobile insurance. As director of emerging issues, Andrew manages a research team that analyses a host of technological, atmospheric, and societal changes and publishes timely content contextualized for the insurance industry. He has authored numerous articles for publications such as "Rough Notes" and ISO's "Between the Lines." He is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at industry conferences and a teacher at accredited educational seminars. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Binghamton University and has earned the designation of a Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

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