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October 12, 2018

Why Hurricane Michael's landfall is historic

Michael will be recorded as the most intense hurricane on record to have struck land in the North Atlantic basin (which includes the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean) in the…

Flood Sandbags
October 11, 2018

How insurers can take back control of flood risk

The insurance industry has been largely content to let coverage flow through the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), with limited availability in the…

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October 4, 2018

Wyoming fires’ growing footprint threatens hundreds of homes

Wildfires continue to burn near the Wyoming/Colorado border, and the largest, most destructive ones—the Roosevelt, Marten Creek, and Ryan fires—are at various stages of…

Wildfire Legislation
September 27, 2018

California wildfires spark state insurance legislation

Recent record-breaking, destructive California wildfire seasons highlighted insurance issues that drove the introduction of over 17 bills during the 2017–2018 state…

Hurricane Florence
September 17, 2018

Why climate change and hurricane stalls mean flooding rain

For the second time in the last two years, hurricane precipitation in the U.S. was exacerbated by incredibly slow movement as Florence impinged on the Carolina coastline.

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September 7, 2018

PPC: Evaluating fire protection at the grass roots

Insurers measuring the level of protection in a community need to know which station responds first to every address, who and what are inside those stations, where the…

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September 6, 2018

Responsive insurance agents can capitalize on the demands of millennials

Insurers should not be asking, 'Will millennials need coverage?' but rather, 'How can we effectively provide coverage to this market segment?'

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August 13, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire, California’s largest, keeps burning

Verisk's FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of the Mendocino Complex Fire area as at risk, with over 94 percent at high or extreme risk.

August 6, 2018

Trust, experience give PPC an edge in rating fire protection

Fire protection in the United States didn’t grow up overnight. It arose and evolved piece by piece, and to this day, fire protection is changing in large and small ways.…

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August 1, 2018

Slow progress reported against destructive Carr Fire

FireLine, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool, is guiding analysis of risk factors seen within the Carr Fire’s perimeter. FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of…

360value Reconstrucion Costs
July 24, 2018

Reconstruction cost increases leveling out

Verisk recently released its latest 360Value Quarterly Cost Update, which offers an overview of current reconstruction cost trends at the national and state/provincial…

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July 17, 2018

Multiple wildfires scorch U.S. West; 300 structures destroyed

Just four of the dozens of wildfires burning across the western United States have consumed nearly a quarter million acres, killed one person, and destroyed more than 300…

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July 9, 2018

Puerto Rico loses billions from Maria, and insurers are still counting

More than 10 months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island is still reeling from the devastating storm. Homeowners, commercial property owners,…

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July 2, 2018

July 2018 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Wildfires, hurricanes, and other storm events are all potential risks in the summer months. As we head into July, we examine the recent catastrophe trends for the month.

Verisk Flood Solutions
June 29, 2018

A flood is not always a flood

For agents, fallacies about flood insurance coverage can lead to dissatisfied customers, and an uninsured or under insured flood loss may provoke a lawsuit.

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