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May 14, 2018

Going the distance and more to rate fire protection

Plotting the distance to the nearest fire station seems like the obvious path for an insurer to take when measuring fire protection, but a very different reality is…

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May 4, 2018

Celebrating International Firefighters’ Day

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day, a time to honor the dedicated men and women who put themselves at risk to protect our communities and, of course, to remember…

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April 12, 2018

Verisk records 8.9 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk reached a national milestone this past February with the recording of 8.9 million hydrants in its GIS fire hydrant database. The GIS database is the only one of…

Iso Pci Reports Earnings Decline
February 2, 2018

P/C insurers see $22.4 billion drop in net income

The private U.S. property/casualty insurance industry saw its net income after taxes drop to $22.4 billion in nine-months 2017.

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…

Air Attack On The Thomas Fire
December 8, 2017

California's December wildfires: Assessing the risk

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas of California, we used FireLine—Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool.

Devastation From California Wildfires
November 17, 2017

AIR updates insured loss estimates for California wildfires

Verisk’s AIR Worldwide has updated its loss estimates for the recent California Wildfires after analyzing findings from its damage survey conducted during the week of…

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October 27, 2017

AIR estimates losses for California wildfires

Verisk's AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from the Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns, Atlas, Redwood, and Sulphur fires in California will be between $2 to $3…

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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October 19, 2017

California’s wildfires: A preliminary view of insured loss

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas in California, Verisk used FireLine—our wildfire risk management tool – to analyze two of the largest…

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October 9, 2017

Sprinkler Plan Review Service benefits insurers, developers, and municipalities

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA 13 has long been the gold standard for reviewing the installation of fire sprinkler systems.

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September 7, 2017

Estimating Harvey’s toll on the energy sector

Hurricane Harvey has profoundly disrupted drilling and refinery operations along the U.S. Gulf Coast, which sits at the center of the world’s petrochemical, refining, and…

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August 28, 2017

Hurricane preparation for underwriters

Since April 2011, Verisk’s ISO field analysts have collected enhanced wind rating data from building surveys, including information on more than 40 characteristics…

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July 12, 2017

Key findings from the 2017 Verisk wildfire risk analysis

California emerged from a long drought only to plunge into a heightened wildfire season. In fact, wildfires are up in many of the 13 wildfire-prone states Verisk analyzed…

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July 11, 2017

Report sparks conversation about fires by occupancy or property type

Although commercial fires are less frequent than residential fires, the property damage these incidents cause is disproportionately higher, with losses in manufacturing…

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