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August 15, 2017

For actionable building information, you need to COPE

There’s a lot of information one can gather on a building or commercial property. Regardless of the perils being considered, the more reliable and precise that…

July 19, 2017

Portfolio Assessment services: Plugging the holes from premium leakage

Insurers need to know where they’re losing money and address the leaks before suffering additional damage to their bottom line. Verisk's Portfolio Assessment services can…

May 3, 2017

The critical function of water in fighting fire risk

A community’s water supply is something insurers need to consider to properly manage risks and underwrite policies. This article examines three major impacts on water for…

March 30, 2017

Committed to keeping our ProMetrix data current

Verisk Insurance Solutions systematically maintains and continually enhances the quality of our ProMetrix commercial property database.

October 14, 2016

AIR: Hurricane Matthew insured losses may approach $9 billion

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured property losses along Hurricane Matthew’s deadly and destructive track up through the Caribbean and the…

October 7, 2016

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell on WUI risk

One of the central topics facing the fire service is the fact that trends indicate fire risk has been growing in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

June 1, 2016

Wildland-urban interface risks are increasing

According to Tom Harbour, former director of the United States Forest Service (USFS), 2015 was a record year for the national fire season.

June 1, 2016

The difference between FireLine and PPC

Fire. It’s a basic combination of three elements that surround us every day: heat, fuel, and oxygen.

May 1, 2016

National Fire Sprinkler Association President Shane Ray on new directions

In an interview with Tom Weber, Ray talks about his leadership style, his plans for the NFSA, and the challenges ahead for the organization.

March 17, 2016

Drought projections put insurers on wildfire alert

Since 2000, fire seasons have grown longer and the frequency, size, and severity of wildland fires have increased.

March 17, 2016

What’s wrong with this picture?

I heard a story once that an advertising executive came up with the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” for an ad.

March 7, 2016

The high frequency of fires in grocery and convenience stores

According to the December 2015 report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), grocery and convenience stores have the highest frequency for fire…

December 15, 2015

FireLine examines California’s Valley and Butte wildfires

In September 2015, two fires in Northern California—the Butte and Valley Fires—burned through nearly 147,000 acres and set 1,600 properties ablaze.

October 1, 2015

No strangers to high risk, insurers implement Verisk solutions

From catastrophes like hurricanes and sinkholes, to managing the risk of house fires, Verisk Insurance Solutions offers a number of ways to address risk.

October 1, 2015

Events rise, losses fall: Q3 2015 catastrophe review

For the first nine months of 2015, insured losses from catastrophe events in North America topped $12.6 billion.

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