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Verisk Launches Next-Generation DrivingDNA® Score to Support Usage-Based Insurance Innovation

New telematics scoring model provides greater distinction between best- and worst-risk groups with up to 12 times difference in expected losses

Jersey City, N.J., June 23, 2021 – Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading global data analytics provider, has launched the next generation of its advanced telematics scoring model: The DrivingDNA® Score. With an associated rating rule and expansive state rollout plan already underway, the updated and enhanced score can make usage-based insurance (UBI) market entry and expansion easier with straightforward implementation and a single API.

Enabled by the growth of the Verisk Data Exchange™ and its 260 billion miles of robust driving behavior data, the DrivingDNA Score:

  • Indicates a powerful separation between the best- and worst-risk groups with a 12 times difference in expected losses
  • Can improve insurers’ risk segmentation 5.5 times above traditional rating variables
  • Gives insurers the ability to calculate precise, percentile-based risk scores using as few as ten weeks of driving data
  • Provides multisource compatibility — including telemetry data from connected cars, OBD-II hardware and mobile apps — while retaining uniform performance

    Incorporates advanced analytics to adjust for seasonality effects and, optionally, distracted driving

  • Leverages advisory and government relations capabilities of ISO, a Verisk business, for trusted, actuarially-justified, state-level filings

“Consumer interest in auto insurance pricing that is more reflective of individual driving risk is surging, so behavior-based rating has become a strategic imperative for insurers,” said Joe Wodark, general manager of Verisk’s IoT and telematics business. “The pre-filed DrivingDNA Score makes it easy for our insurance company customers to enter this exciting market with confidence, grow their programs profitably, and deliver a compelling customer experience.”

Insurers can use the DrivingDNA Score to deliver an enhanced UBI purchase experience to over 8 million connected car drivers who have consented to share their driving data with the Verisk Data Exchange. When these eligible drivers begin a quote, their score and personalized discounts can be calculated immediately at point of sale, without the need for lengthy driving observation periods.

A new Verisk Distracted Driving Score is also available as an optional feature for insurers with mobile-based programs. This score can adjust the DrivingDNA Score by measuring phone-handling events that have been contextualized by the speeds at which they occur.

The DrivingDNA Score is part of a robust portfolio of point-of-sale solutions designed to aid insurers on their telematics journeys. Multiple top-10 national insurers, as well as regional carriers and InsurTechs, already rely on Verisk’s data, scores and advanced analytics to support streamlined market entry and ongoing program growth.

The DrivingDNA portfolio also includes DrivingDNA Data, normalized driving behavior data attributes and mileage information from drivers across multiple leading automakers, and access to DrivingDNA Lab, a research and development environment where an insurer can study the impact of Verisk’s score and telematics data attributes on its existing portfolio.

“With insurers at different stages of UBI development, our DrivingDNA suite of solutions have a proven track record of helping insurers overcome common product development challenges, providing access to data, and furthering their UBI strategies,” Wodark said.

Verisk operates the Verisk Data Exchange, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) and telematics platform that is helping personal and commercial lines insurers to harness the power of data from the connected world. The Exchange works with numerous automotive manufacturers - including General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, and Ford – and applies advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to generate insights that enable superior decision-making across the life cycle of insurers’ telematics programs.

About Verisk 
Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) provides predictive analytics and decision-support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. More than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 100 relies on the company’s advanced technologies to manage risks, make better decisions and improve operating efficiency. The company’s analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, natural resources, catastrophes, economic forecasting, geopolitical risks, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company continues to make the world better, safer and stronger, and fosters an inclusive and diverse culture where all team members feel they belong. With more than 100 offices in nearly 35 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work. For more:, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Michelle Pantina

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