Visualize: Insights that power innovation

Visualize: Insights that power innovation

ISO Impact: How Verisk Core Line Services can help improve your insurance I.Q.

By Doug Wing  |  July 8, 2020

Insurance professionals have long recognized the benefits of life-long learning. From professional designations with formal continuing education requirements to an informal commitment to stay abreast of trends, the insurance industry on the whole has valued and rewarded the acquisition of knowledge.

Benjamin Franklin once observed that “an investment in knowledge pays the best dividends” and who are we to argue? As an ISO Core Line Services member, you‘ve invested in a wealth of knowledge that you can leverage to help improve your own insurance I.Q.

Future focused

Insurance coverages must be responsive to emerging risks. The ISO Emerging Issues team tracks more than 40 different topics relevant to insurers and risk managers.—everything from climate change and cannabis to pandemic disease and autonomous vehicles—to guide ISO product development and help keep you updated on critical issues. For instance, the continuous research conducted by our Emerging Issues team at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak has helped inform the recent development of advisory optional endorsements to ISO Commercial Property business interruption coverages as well as the introduction of a new auto hacking coverage.

You can keep up with the evolving risks through our weekly email newsletter and the ISO Emerging Issues website where you’ll find regularly updated news and analyses on the issues we’re tracking.

Get smart

Packed with over 100 on-demand educational modules covering a full spectrum of ISO products, ISO Education is a great resource for new employees, cross-training existing team members on ISO products or for getting up to speed on the latest updates to a given ISO solution. As a new generation of insurance professionals takes the helm, ISO Education is an ideal platform for on-boarding them into your operation. And, with more employees working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISO Education library can serve as a critical resource for employee training when face-to-face learning opportunities are scarce.

ISO Education courses and modules can be accessed by topic, product or as part of a learning plan that walks you through the material in a graduated manner. Join the over 450 companies and 8,000-plus students who’ve already invested in their education.

In addition to on-demand sessions, the ISO Education team holds quarterly virtual office hours where you’re free to dial in, ask questions and gain additional insights into the topics you’re interested in. Sign up for the ISO Education quarterly email to find out about future office hours and the latest educational developments.

Complementing ISO Education is our ISOnet Special Issues Series, which helps demystify complicated insurance coverage issues with accessible explainers covering topics such as uninsured and underinsured motorist coverages. If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in future Special Issues, please let us know by emailing me at the address below.

Talk insurance to me

You may know that Verisk’s deep bench of subject matter experts is available to connect with you over the phone, but did you know that they’re also available to speak at your next event or meeting virtually and (hopefully soon) in person? The Verisk Speakers Bureau is comprised of actuaries, data scientists, government relations, coverage and claims experts with decades of collective experience. If there’s an insurance topic you’d like to dive into, chances are there’s a Verisk speaker who can go deep with you and your team.

Our discussions aren’t one-way events. As a Core Line Services member, you’re eligible to participate in ISO Panel Meetings. These Panel Meetings are an ideal forum for discussing evolving insurance coverage issues and industry trends and gain perspective from your peers across the country.

Educational ROI

To learn more about how the educational opportunities that you’ve invested in with your Core Line Services membership can help you run your insurance business with greater efficiency and precision, or to suggest new ways to collaborate, don’t hesitate to email me and be sure to visit our website to learn more about ISO Core Line Services.


Doug Wing is vice president of Core Service Innovation at Verisk.