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May 14, 2019

Fighting Wildfire with Fire and Fuel Reduction

Wildfires need three things—conducive weather, a source of ignition, and a supply of fuel.

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May 8, 2019

Growing wildfire exposure feeds need to grasp risk factors

A record 2018 wildfire season in California, with signals suggesting more of the same to come, is driving insurers to seek better risk assessment tools.

360value Reconstrucion Costs
April 23, 2019

Reconstruction cost increases show signs of flattening

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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April 18, 2019

Reflections from the Camp Fire

In Paradise, California, after the historic Camp Fire, the sights were familiar to veterans of past fires but startling to visitors seeing a major wildfire scene for the…

Guerneville Flooding
April 8, 2019

Flooding on Russian River highlights a measurable exposure

The near-record flooding of Guerneville, California, from the overflowing the Russian River in late February was a remarkable but foreseeable event. Extensive data…

Bcegs Report
March 20, 2019

ISO releases new, updated national state building code report

ISO has released the 2019 National Building Code Assessment Report, which details the status of the nation’s building codes, including individual assessments of each…

Community Safety Flash Sm
February 12, 2019

ISO recognized for commitment to disaster safety and resilience

Verisk's ISO business has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), a nonprofit organization that works to…

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February 11, 2019

California wildfire destruction aligns with identified risks

Property destruction from the November 2018 Camp and Woolsey Fires in California shows a strong correlation with areas identified as at risk by FireLine®, Verisk’s…

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February 5, 2019

Disruption of the polar vortex creates winter whiplash

A warming climate is producing warm extremes in all seasons, and in sharp contrast to the historical cold at the end of January, the first full week of February ushered…

Earnings
January 29, 2019

P/C insurers report $4.7B net underwriting gain in nine-months 2018

The insurance industry performed well in nine-months 2018, helped by continued growth in premiums and investment income, according to an analysis by Verisk's ISO and the…

360value Reconstrucion Costs
January 29, 2019

Reconstruction cost increases continue to slow

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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January 4, 2019

Hot in here: Why it’s getting harder to fight house fires

It’s important for insurers to understand advances in fire science and how they assess a community’s adaptation to evolving challenges in fire protection.

Fire Trucks
December 10, 2018

How understanding high-performing fire departments can help insurers

ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation works closely with fire departments and communities through our Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program, which develops…

Innovation
December 10, 2018

Verisk named People's Choice Innovation Vendor of the Year by Insurance Nexus

Insurance Nexus, a global provider of insights and events for the insurance industry, has named Verisk as its People’s Choice Innovation Vendor of the Year.

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November 13, 2018

Raging California wildfires burn thousands of properties

Wildfires in California surpassed 215,000 acres burned as of November 12, destroying thousands of structures, forcing mass evacuations, and reportedly causing 43…