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Rick Stoll

Rick Stoll is vice president for commercial underwriting products at Verisk. You can contact him at

The Future Of Small Commercial
August 27, 2018

The future of small commercial insurance—a perspective

Insurers need to aggressively pursue the small commercial segment of the industry. It’s a unique opportunity with specific challenges in communicating to the customer.

Keep It Simple For Insurance Agents
April 4, 2018

Make it simple for agents

Insurance agents crave simplicity. Humans are naturally drawn to simplicity. Our brains are hardwired for it.

Agents Need For Speed
January 29, 2018

Agents feel the need for speed

After accuracy of quotes, the agents in Verisk's agents survey indicated that speed to quote is the most critical factor in considering which insurer to work with.

Verisk Agent Survey
January 12, 2018

Reliable quotes and the mind of the small commercial agent

Verisk surveyed independent insurance agents who work in the small commercial market to gain insight into their thought and decision-making processes when dealing with…

Trucks On A Highway
January 9, 2018

Turning profitable: What commercial auto insurers should know

Commercial auto underwriting losses are growing 16.2 percent annually. But some insurers are thriving—and making handsome profits. Here’s what they’re doing differently.

Iso Insurer Survey
December 5, 2017

Motivating agents: Results of a Verisk agents survey

One might assume that, when dealing with insurers, agents are motivated primarily by commissions. However, according to a recent Verisk agent survey, that's not true at…

Commercial Trucks
December 5, 2017

Recapturing $6.4 billion in commercial auto premium leakage

Verisk’s report provides an analysis of the causes, scope, and remedies for the problems plaguing many insurers in the commercial auto market.

June 1, 2017

$4.5 billion in commercial property premium leakage due to misclassification

$1.3 billion. According to a Verisk analysis of commercial portfolios, that’s the estimated amount of commercial property premium leakage occurring in just one year.

February 21, 2017

Cyber attacks hitting small businesses

Every insurer’s BOP customer needs to understand that cybersecurity and the insurance protection designed to shield small businesses from cyber attacks have become…

February 2, 2017

Small businesses can learn from the Super Bowl playbook

Winning coaches know what it takes get their team to the Super Bowl. Small business insurers can reach the top of their game by following a similar playbook.

December 29, 2016

Asleep at the wheel?

Claim avoidance is high on the list of priorities for any commercial vehicle insurer. This article offers tips to share on measures that commercial truck drivers can take…

December 1, 2016

Rethinking small commercial product development

We're looking at a huge, underpenetrated market for small business insurers, and the small business landscape is growing and dynamic.

November 30, 2016

Autonomous vehicles are hitting the road—are we ready?

According to CB Insights, as of August 2016, nearly 33 companies—both start-ups and household names—are devoting resources to developing self-driving vehicles.

September 12, 2016

Reducing the risk of commercial vehicle crashes

CAS technologies show potential for significant safety benefits for commercial vehicle drivers, but refinements may be in order to address issues with false…

June 22, 2016

What to look for when underwriting a general liability policy

Underwriters today have a thirst for reliable data but often face daunting research challenges to find it.

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