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Big Earthquake
June 3, 2022

Are property owners and insurers ready for the next big earthquake?

The big question facing many insurers and policyholders is: Are we equipped for these rare-but-devastating disasters?

Fema Bcegs Teaser
December 23, 2020

FEMA study shows stringent building codes save billions in losses from natural disasters

ISO's Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) was among the key sources for a FEMA study that demonstrated that building codes reduce financial losses in…

Report Cover Image Teaser
August 21, 2019

Verisk releases report on how its survey services can help enhance profitability

A recent Verisk study of our customers uncovered a correlation between profitability and the use of our surveys, and that report is available now. Verisk found that its…

Nortre Dame 2
May 14, 2019

Why Historic Buildings Such as Notre Dame are at Risk Under Restoration

The tragic fire this week at Notre Dame in Paris is a reminder that why historic buildings are at additional risk when undergoing renovation.

Bcegs Report
March 20, 2019

ISO releases new, updated national state building code report

ISO has released the 2019 National Building Code Assessment Report, detailing the status of the nation’s building codes, including assessments of participating states.

Cable 002
February 13, 2018

Which picture shows the worst electrical risk? You make the call!

Insurers rely on data and analytics to help them mitigate risk, project future losses, and set premiums. Much of that information is delivered automatically, and insurers…

London Grenfell Fire
January 3, 2018

The danger of combustible exteriors on tall buildings

In the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the London Fire Brigade asked Verisk to perform an analysis on buildings in the UK that have similar characteristics to…

Fema Photo Northridge Earthquake
November 6, 2017

Top 10 historical earthquakes in the U.S.: What would they cost today?

Verisk’s AIR Worldwide periodically publishes a list of the costliest historical U.S. earthquakes—were they to recur today. This article discusses what AIR considers the…

House damaged by Hurricane Irma
October 27, 2017

Residential wind and surge damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma

Verisk's AIR Worldwide team surveyed areas around downtown Miami and the Florida Keys to understand the nature and intensity of wind and storm surge damage from Hurricane…

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May 24, 2017

Spreading the word on building code effectiveness

Building code effectiveness and enforcement are vital to a community’s risk mitigation and something most insurers consider highly important when underwriting a property…

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April 11, 2017

The ebb and flow of property risk

The very existence of residents and businessowners in coastal communities depends on the tides, but there’s also an ebb and flow that affects building codes.

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March 23, 2017

Building green—and the risks for commercial properties

The green building trend is a positive one, but insurers need to consider the risks involved with covering these properties.

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January 17, 2017

Resilience: An American underdog story

Communities throughout America are just like Rocky Balboa. Despite being assaulted by many massive tornadoes, hurricanes, superstorms, wildfires, and other major…

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January 5, 2017

Interview: Fighting for safer homes

Robert Andrews, vice president and chief field operations officer, Verisk Insurance Solutions, interviews Leslie Chapman-Henderson of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for…

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January 5, 2017

Improvements seen in BCEGS® states

An analysis by ISO Community Hazard Mitigation shows states participating in BCEGS® show markedly improved building code adoption and enforcement.

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