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Public Protection Classification

October 1, 2015

Wildfire risk assessment: California’s Butte fire

Almost 600 properties were damaged or destroyed as California’s Butte wildfire ripped through nearly 71,000 acres during the summer of 2015.

September 15, 2015

Assessing destruction caused by California's 2015 wildfires

California's Valley Fire in Middletown, which blazed through 65,000 acres, could be one of the top five costliest in the state's history.

July 1, 2015

Centauri uses Verisk risk data for better point of quote accuracy

Centauri Insurance uses Verisk risk assessment upfront in the underwriting and quoting workflow to provide a superior customer experience.

July 1, 2015

2015 a quiet year for North American catastrophe losses (so far)

Seventeen 2nd quarter North America catastrophe events led to $5.3 billion in insured losses, according to Verisk's Property Claim Services.

June 1, 2015

Key findings from the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

California leads U.S., with most households at high or extreme risk from wildfires, according to the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis.

April 1, 2015

Verisk records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk GIS database records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States, including the precise location and condition of each.

March 15, 2015

Top 10 riskiest states for hail damage exposure

Verisk assessment of hail damage potential using the Hail Damage Score™ reveals top 10 riskiest states for hail damage exposure.

January 15, 2015

Tracing the evolution of homeowners insurance underwriting

Infographic traces key developments in homeowners insurance underwriting in the United States.

January 1, 2015

The dynamic world of public fire protection

New methodology for Public Protection Classification (PPC) grades will allow resurvey of nearly 48,000 communities every few years.

January 1, 2015

New Verisk LOCATION services offered via electronic delivery

New Verisk LOCATION offerings include Hail Risk Score, Premium Tax Service in Minnesota; and Hawaii Lava and Tsunami services.

January 1, 2015

Determining PPC by section/township/range now possible

Verisk LOCATION PPC database allows rural insurers to assign a Public Protection Classification (PPC) code by section/township/range.

October 1, 2014

Catastrophe review Q3 2014

Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) designated six catastrophe events in the third quarter of 2014, making this the quietest third quarter in the past decade with…

October 1, 2014

AIR Inland Flood Model developed to assess, manage flood risk

AIR Worldwide released a probabilistic inland flood model for the United States to provide underwriters tools for assessing and managing inland flood risk.

July 1, 2014

Insights on property claims for hail damage

An analysis of Verisk's A-PLUS property database indicates that 2014 was a better year for hail losses than were the preceding six years.

July 1, 2014

The world's most dangerous country

Neil Spector, president of Verisk Insurance Solutions, interviews Nick Coch, professor at Queens College on geology and natural disaster hazards.

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