Verisk in the News 2014

Experts from Verisk Analytics and its operating units are frequent contributors to industry publications and other media outlets. The press also often writes about Verisk and its units.

December

4 ways to leverage aerial data for property claims handling
By Jeffrey Taylor
PropertyCasualty360
December 9, 2014

In a contributed article, Xactware’s Jeffrey Taylor discusses the use of aerial imagery in property claims data.

Data Analytics as a Risk Management Strategy
By Phil Hatfield
Risk Management
December 12, 2014

In a contributed article, Phil Hatfield of ISO discusses how using data can create competitive advantages.

ISO offers insurance options for commercial drones
Business Insurance
December 16, 2014

ISO’s coverage offerings for drones are featured in a story.

November

Medicare Matters - Anticipating the ACA’s Aftershocks
By Jessica Smythe
Claims Management
November 2014

In a contributed article, Jessica Smythe of ISO Claims Partners discusses the ACA's impact on Medicare antifraud provisions and MSAs.

Even with Crisco, cargo theft is no joke
Tampa Bay Times
November 1, 2014

Keith Lewis of Verisk Crime Analytics is quoted in a story about cargo theft trends.

Emerging Risks: Deficient Bridges
Insurance Journal
November 3, 2014

In a video interview, Stephen Clarke of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses infrastructure risks and their impact on insurers.

Analyzing your risk is sure bet for Verisk
NJBIZ
November 11, 2014

Verisk Analytics CMO Chris Perini is quoted in a feature about Verisk Analytics and its five year IPO anniversary.

The Insurance Supply Chain & Innovation — And What Leaders Can Learn
By Scott Stephenson
Insurance & Technology
November 14, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses leadership in the supply chain.

October

Adding Eyes to the Sky Gives Risk a New Look
By Scott Stephenson
Best’s Review
October 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson the impact of aerial imagery on the insurance industry.

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New ISO Analytic Tool Measures Geographic Factors of Personal Auto Risks
Insurance Innovation Reporter
October 8, 2014

David Cummings of ISO is quoted in a feature about Risk Analyzer

Living in wildfire country? Make sure you clear a defensible space and update your insurance
The Fresno Bee
October 11, 2014

Verisk Climate data is included in a story about wildfire risks in Fresno County, California.

Emerging Risks: Data Breach at Health Care Facilities
Insurance Journal
October 13, 2014

In a video interview, Ron Beiderman of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses specialty insurance policies that were created to respond to data breaches for health care facilities.

An Eye on the Chain
Risk & Insurance
October 15, 2014

David Shillingford of Verisk Crime Analytics is quoted in a story about emerging supply chain risks.

Windsor to Montreal: Hotbed of Cargo Theft
The Face Magazine
October 16, 2014

Keith Lewis of Verisk Crime Analytics is quoted in a story about trends in cargo theft and how companies can protect themselves.

September

Innovation redefined: beyond investing in technology
By Scott Stephenson
Analytics Magazine
August 14, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses three kinds of innovation and the importance of investing in innovation.

Medicare Matters – Court Refuses Mulligan When Case Settles Too Soon for Too Late
By Jessica Smythe
Claims Management
September 2014

In a contributed article, Jessica Smythe of ISO Claims Partners discusses revisiting a settlement for a bigger payout due to Medicare rules.

Welcome Respite
By Ted Gregory
Canadian Underwriter
September 2014

In a contributed article, Ted Gregory of PCS discusses losses in the Canadian property/casualty insurance market.

Intuitive and fully integrated underwriting products are in demand
Best’s Review
September 2014

John Cantwell is quoted in a Product Spotlight of RISK:check Virtual Inspector

Technology & Catastrophe Modeling: Beyond the Hype
By Peter Lewis
Insurance & Technology
September 24, 2014

In a contributed article, AIR’s Peter Lewis discusses deploying, managing, and supporting catastrophe modeling software.

Managing Risk in Commercial Real Estate: Smarter Tools for Smarter Lending
By John Heffernan
National Real Estate Investor
September 24, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Commercial Real Estate’s John Heffernan discusses commercial real estate tools and their relationship to risk management.

Emerging Risks: HIPAA/HITECH Compliance
Insurance Journal
September 15, 2014

In a video interview, Ron Beiderman of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses new federal rules for healthcare facilities and medical professionals.

Emerging Risks: Medical Privacy Breaches
Insurance Journal
September 29, 2014

In a video interview, Ron Beiderman of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses common ways in which medical privacy can be breached.

August

Innovation redefined: beyond investing in technology
By Scott Stephenson
Analytics Magazine
August 14, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses three kinds of innovation and the importance of investing in innovation.

Brokers Develop Cyber Threat Detectors To Help Risk Managers
Business Insurance
August 3, 2014

The article quotes Verisk Crime Analytics President David Shillingford about the threats of malware and hacking to supply chains.

Thieves Covet What You Own
Pro Contractor Rentals Magazine
July/August 2014

In this article, Verisk Crime Analytics Ryan Shepherd talks about ways to track and recover stolen equipment. .

Fighting Back Against Cargo Theft
STORES
August 2014

An article about cargo theft quotes Verisk Crime Analytics President David Shillingford about CargoNet’s alliance with SC-Integrity.

Multiple Choices For Convenience Stores With Gasoline Sales
By Greg Palumbo
Rough Notes
August 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Greg Palumbo discusses the exposures and related coverages for risks associated with convenience stores and gasoline station operations.

July

Commercial property underwriting embraces new tools and players through automation
By Zack Schmiesing
PropertyCasualty360
July 28, 2014

In a contributed article, Zack Schmiesing of Verisk – insurance solutions – Commercial Property discusses new tools in commercial property underwriting.

Dazzled by telematics but don't know where to start? A primer for agents and carriers
By Dwight Hakim
PropertyCasualty360
July 25, 2014

In a contributed article, Dwight Hakim of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses challenges and opportunities in insurance telematics and how it has grown exponentially over the past several years.

Managing a CAT
By Joe Louwagie
PropertyCasualty360
July 25, 2014

In a contributed article, Joe Louwagie of Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit outlines steps to take for successful catastrophe management.

Emerging Risks: Genetically Modified Organisms
Insurance Journal
July 21, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Ron Beiderman discusses issues surrounding genetically modified organisms.

ISO Comments on CGL Endorsements for Data Breach Liability Exclusions
Insurance Journal
July 18, 2014

This article quotes ISO’s Ron Beiderman in a discussion about ISO’s data breach liability exclusions.

Emerging Risks: Food Safety
Insurance Journal
July 7, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Ron Beiderman discusses food safety issues and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and their implications for insurers in the food industry.

Emerging Risks: Food Supply Chain Issues
Insurance Journal
July 7, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Ron Beiderman discusses food supply chain issues and insurance coverages.

July 4 Brings Increased Opportunities for Cargo Theft
By Keith Lewis
PropertyCasualty360
July 2, 2014

In a contributed article, CargoNet’s Keith Lewis discusses the need for increased awareness of cargo theft during the July 4th holiday.

UBI Done Right
By Scott Stephenson
Best’s Review
July 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses transforming usage-based insurance (UBI) data into actionable insights for insurers.

Verisk CEO on Challenges Implementing UBI
BestDay Audio Podcast
July 2014

In a podcast interview, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses the challenges of implementing a usage-based insurance (UBI) program for insurers.

On the Job: When Good Data is Not Good Enough
By Randall Day
Claims Management
July 2014

In a contributed article, ISO Claims Partners Randall Day discusses the use of predictive analytics in workers' compensation claims costs.

June

UBI: Inside the insurance industry’s great Big Data Experiment
By Jim Weiss
Telematics Wire
June 24, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Jim Weiss discusses usage-based insurance and its connection to big data.

Big Data and the Cloud: Making Theoretical Weakness Real Strength
By Shawn Dougherty
Insurance & Technology
June 24, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Shawn Dougherty discusses becoming cyber resilient and the importance of a cyber insurance policy.

Nightmare on Main Street?
By Jeff De Turris
PropertyCasualty360
June 16, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Jeff De Turris discusses ways to maintain a home that faces increasing weather risks.

Power behind the throne: Joe Louwagie
Insurance Day
June 12, 2014

In this profile, Joe Louwage of Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit discusses his most memorable moments in the industry.

Emerging Risks: Solar Panels
Insurance Journal
June 9, 2014

In a video interview, Stephen Clarke of Verisk Analytics discusses the risks associated with solar panels and how the insurance industry is evolving to meet the added exposure to properties.

CargoNet, LoJack SCI Team Up On Cargo Theft Info
Security Director News
June 2, 2014

The article quotes Verisk Crime Analytics President David Shillingford in a story discussing CargoNet's partnership with LoJack.

May

Costliest U.S. Natural Disasters
The Wall Street Journal
May 30, 2014

The slideshow features Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) data and profiles the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.

How Does Your Data Grow?
By Peter Marotta
SupplyChainBrain
May 27, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Peter Marotta discusses the effect of big data on the supply chain and supply chain management.

Firms put climate change into their business plans
Boston Globe
May 21, 2014

The article quotes Kyle Beatty, president of Verisk Climate, about the growing demand for information in the insurance industry.

After The Worst Has Happened
Truck News
May 16, 2014

The article quotes CargoNet’s Sal Marino about actions that are taken when a theft is discovered and how they aid in a successful cargo recovery.

Emerging Risks: Cloud Computing
Insurance Journal
May 12, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Shawn Dougherty discusses the emerging exposures associated with cloud computing in the insurance industry.

Emerging Risks: Cyber Liability
Insurance Journal
May 6, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Shawn Dougherty discusses risks and insurance coverage issues surrounding cyber liabilities.

There's money in bad weather, and it's booming
CNBC.com
May 2, 2014

The article quotes Verisk Climate’s Steve Bennett about the revenue opportunities stemming from severe weather conditions.

Verisk Exec: Agent Tools Help With Risk, Accounts
A.M. Best TV
May 2, 2014

In a video interview, Verisk’s Steve DiPeri discusses how independent agencies will remain relevant and grow their business in the age of the digital distribution channel.

Auto Dealers Program: From Evolution To Solution
By Andrew Blancher
Rough Notes
May 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Andrew Blancher discusses the state of auto dealer programs and its effect on truck operators and trailer dealers.

Through the Supply Chain Efficiency Looking Glass
By Perry Rotella
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
May 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk CIO Perry Rotella discusses the effect of supply chain risks on businesses and implementing a supply chain risk management strategy.

Digital Value: Greater than the sum of its parts
By Henna A. Karna
Analytics Magazine
May/June 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Digital Services President Henna Karna discusses the importance of digital data in analyzing customer data.

April

4 For 14: Rob Lewis of ISO Claims Partners
WorkCompWire
April 30, 2014

In a Q&A, ISO Claims Partners President Rob Lewis discusses developments in the workers' compensation industry in 2014 and emerging issues and trends in the next five years.

Verisk Exec: Supply Chain Risk Is the Next Opportunity
A.M. Best TV
April 30, 2014

In a video interview, Verisk Crime Analytics President David Shillingford discusses supply chain risks and the opportunities for the insurance industry.

Stay Vigilant: 2013’s Enduring Catastrophe Lessons
By Joe Louwagie
Claims Journal
April 28, 2014

In a contributed article, Joe Louwagie, assistant vice president of Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit discusses the importance of continued preparedness for catastrophes following a quiet 2013 season.

How to Turn Data into Actionable Insights
By Phil Hatfield
Independent Agent
April 22, 2014

In a contributed article, Phil Hatfield of Verisk Innovative Analytics discusses data mining and how agents can use mined data into actionable information.

Digital Engagement: Are Carriers Dressed for Digital Success?
By Henna Karna
Insurance & Technology
April 7, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk Digital Services President Henna Karna discusses the future of carriers going digital and how it’s transforming the industry.

Bringing it Home
Risk & Insurance
April 7, 2014

The article quotes Verisk CIO Perry Rotella about the supply chain risks associated with reshoring companies and jobs back to the United States.

California’s big dry shows little let-up
Financial Times
April 7, 2014

Verisk data is included in a story about the ramifications of California’s record-setting drought.

Eyes of the Storm
By Scott Stephenson
Best’s Review
April 2014

In his quarterly column, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses today’s advanced climate models and their effect on projecting the impact of storms.

Technology Aids in Risk Mitigation
BestDay Audio Podcast
April 2014

In a podcast interview, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses how super models are changing how to look at risk.

Golf Course Coverage
By Patricia Prial
Rough Notes
April 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Patricia Prial discusses the risks associated on the golf course and how owners can protect themselves.

March

Best Practices for Managing Emerging Issues From Nanotech to the Internet of Things
By Mark Anquillare
Carrier Management
March 27, 2014

In a contributed article, Verisk CFO Mark Anquillare discusses the opportunities available with emerging issues in the insurance industry and how carriers can position themselves to respond to changing needs.

The Gallery: U.S. Seismic Zone – Higher Stakes for Today’s Quakes
By Robert Andrews
CivSource
March 24, 2014

In a contributed article, Robert Andrews of Verisk – insurance solutions discusses the potential effect of a magnitude 7 earthquake and the importance of enforcing building codes to protect buildings from earthquakes.

Medicare Conditional Payments: New and Improved or Business as Usual?
By Jessica Smythe
Claims Management
March 19, 2014

In a contributed article, Jessica Smythe of ISO Claims Partners discusses the implementation of Section 201 of the SMART Act and its implications for Medicare.

A Bird’s Eye View of Visual Underwriting
By Neil Spector
Claims Journal
March 10, 2014

In a contributed article, Neil Spector, president of Verisk – insurance solutions – Underwriting, discusses ways to improve underwriting decisions while reducing underwriting expenses.

A Peek Under The Cyber Covers
By Shawn Dougherty
Rough Notes
March 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Shawn Dougherty discusses cyber liability insurance policies.

The top 10 technology IPOs since 2009
Capital Insights
1st Quarter 2014

The article quotes Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson and Verisk’s IPO is featured in a story about the top technology IPOs in the last five years.

February

Why Insurers Should Hasten Telematics Adoption
By Chris Perini
Insurance & Technology
February 27, 2014

In a contributed article, Chris Perini, chief marketing officer of Verisk Analytics, discusses the adoption of telematics as an imperative for risk management.

Predictive Analytics: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How
By Phil Hatfield
PropertyCasualty360.com
February 24, 2014

In a contributed article, Phil Hatfield of Verisk Innovative Analytics discusses how the insurance industry uses predictive modeling and analytics.

Computer Fraud Coverage
By Robert Olausen and Kevin Donohue
Rough Notes
February 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Robert Olausen and Kevin Donohue discuss commercial and government crime policies that have modernized computer fraud coverage.

January

Designing a UBI Program to Fit Your Business Strategy
By Jim Weiss
Carrier Management
January 29, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Jim Weiss discusses usage-based insurance for auto and how telematics devices can improve potential for pricing, loss control, and customer service.

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Cloud Computing: Risk vs. Reward
By Shawn Dougherty and Bryan Flores
American Agent & Broker
January 28, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s Shawn Dougherty and Bryan Flores discuss cloud computing and how it can work both for and against a business.

Using Data to Mitigate Risk and Build Supply Chain Resiliency
SupplyChainBrain
January 24, 2014

The article quotes Verisk CIO Perry Rotella about data-based predictive analytics and their role in mitigating potential supply chain disruptions.

Emerging Risks: Going Green
Insurance Journal
January 23, 2014

In a video interview, ISO’s Stephen Clarke discusses the importance of understanding the potential risks involved with going green in your home or business.

Insurers prepare for implementation of new cyber liability exclusions
Business Insurance
January 19, 2014

The article quotes ISO’s Ron Beiderman about cyber liability exclusions, discussing ISO’s revisions of its standard commercial liability policy forms.

Using Data and Analytics in Workers’ Compensation
By Rob Lewis
Claims Journal
January 7, 2014

In a contributed article, ISO Claims Partners President Robert Lewis discusses the tools available through data and analytics to better serve the workers' compensation industry.

The Sleeping Giants: Notable Absences in 2013 U.S. Cat Season
Claims
January 3, 2014

The article quotes Joe Louwagie, assistant vice president of Verisk’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit about the quiet 2013 catastrophe season and how it compared to previous storm years.

Two Immutable Business Laws
By Scott Stephenson
Best’s Review
January 2014

In his quarterly column, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses n+1 data and its effect on insurance.

Greater Today but Less Than Tomorrow
BestDay Audio Podcast
January 2014

In a podcast interview, Verisk Analytics CEO Scott Stephenson discusses the importance of using data in business and how the amount of available data will continue to increase.

Coverage for EPLI Exposures
By John Giordano and Doug Kahn
Rough Notes
January 2014

In a contributed article, ISO’s John Giordano and Doug Kahn discuss employment practice liability policies and emerging issues affecting EPL insurers.

Risk Mitigation: Supply Chain Safety Net
Inbound Logistics
January 2014

The article quotes Verisk CIO Perry Rotella about optimizing the supply chain and minimizing its risks.

How Analytics Will Drive the Future
By Marty Ellingsworth
Analytics
January/February 2014

In a contributed article, Marty Ellingsworth of Verisk Innovative Analytics discusses the capabilities of predictive analytics and the potential of big data and bigger analytics.

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