Small Commercial

Iso Emerging Issues Marijuana Series
February 13, 2018

From seed to smoke: Risks across the marijuana supply chain

Read all of the articles in the Visualize series, From Seed to smoke: Risks across the marijuana supply chain, by Lucian McMahon, CPCU, ARM-E, AU-M, product development…

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…

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…

August 21, 2017

How safe is that hotel room from CO risk?

Insurers and hotel operators should know the risks associated with common hotel systems that could produce deadly CO.

Medical Marijuana
August 16, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana retail stores and dispensaries

In many states, marijuana sales are being taken out of the back alley and into licensed retail and medical dispensary establishments. In this article from Verisk's…

August 15, 2017

Implementing the right workplace safety incentive program

A workplace safety incentive program can be positive and something an insurer should support, but it depends upon the program and how it’s implemented. However, an…

July 31, 2017

Escaping ‘escape room’ risk

Escape rooms, where, for a fee, people are intentionally locked in and must find clues and solve intellectual puzzles in a certain amount of time to escape, are popular.…

July 10, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana concentrates and manufacturing risk

Marijuana concentrates are exactly what they sound like: products that contain concentrated dosages of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.

June 27, 2017

Don’t lose out on loss histories

Obtaining loss histories can be problematic. But there are ways to get them easily, get a faster speed to quote, improve agency relationships, and improve your…

June 1, 2017

$4.5 billion in commercial property premium leakage due to misclassification

According to a Verisk analysis of commercial portfolios, that’s the estimated amount of commercial property premium leakage over the course of four years due to…

May 24, 2017

A day in the life of a property inspector

Surveys, inspections, and site visits are an integral part of gathering reliable, up-to-date information on commercial properties and the risks they pose. The data is…

April 10, 2017

Modeling today’s cyber aggregation risk

Using a market share approach to estimate cyber risk or to approximate potential loss as a result of a cloud service outage may be an inferior model. A detailed…

March 16, 2017

What makes a major March Nor’easter?

AIR's Dr. Peter Sousounis explains why strong nor'easters in March are not as uncommon as one may think.

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…