Verisk in the News 2018

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.

November

Smarter Tools
Best's Review
November 2018

October

Disasters Highlight Potential Uses for Drones
Risk Management
October 1, 2018

September

Fewer Households in Hurricane Florence’s Path Have Flood Insurance Than in 2013
Wall Street Journal
September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Insured Losses Could Reach $4.6B
Bloomberg
September 20, 2018

Florence May Cost Private Insurers Less Due to Slower Winds
Bloomberg
September 21, 2018

Side Hustle Mentality’ Expands BOP Demographics
Independent Agent
September 24, 2018

Moody’s Pegs Florence’s Economic Cost at $38 Billion to $50 Billion
Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence Insured Losses Could Reach $4.6B
Claims Journal
September 20, 2018

August

Big New Challenge for Insurers: Extreme Weather
The Wall Street Journal
August 12, 2018

Wildfire areas have high poverty and small tax bases. Will that affect future construction?
Sacramento Bee
August 16, 2018

Verisk CEO weighs in on how the risk assessment firm uses data
CNBC
August 22, 2018

Downgrading of county fire districts creates hardships for homeowners
Las Cruces Sun-News
August 26, 2018

County’s inaction of fire rankings will be costly to homeowners
Las Cruces Sun-News
August 26, 2018

Protect Your Precious Cargo with CargoNet
RewardExpert
August 31, 2018

July

Verisk Launches Strategic Alliances Program for Professional Services Providers
Insurance Innovation Reporter
July 9, 2018

P/C Insurers Double Q1 Profit on Tax Changes, Growing Economy, Lower Cat Losses
Insurance Journal
July 16, 2018

Getting Defensive: Expert Advice on Cybersecurity
CPO Magazine
Jul 2, 2018

Future of P&C Tech Comes Into Focus
Insurance Thought Leadership
July 11, 2018

Fire Chief McGee Makes Holly Full-Time Focus, Announces New Station and More
The Oakland County Times
July 25, 2018

Overcoming Fear
Best's Review
July 2018

Best's Review Podcast
July 2018

Innovation at the forefront of wildfire prevention
Business Insurance
July 24, 2018

Connected Auto Claims Redefining Insurance
Insurance CIO Outlook
July 2018

Connected Auto Claims: A Smoother Road for Drivers and Insurers
Insurance CIO Outlook
July 2018

Big data for insurers: The 'apps' that matter
Property Casualty360
July 29, 2018

June

Even After Last Year’s Terrible Hurricanes, Insurers Are in Solid Shape
The Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2018

Adopting a Drone Inspection Program
Claims Journal
June 4, 2018

Verisk’s Cory Shelton discussed the pros and cons of using drones for property inspections.

Drone Inspection Programs Offer Safety, Cost Saving Benefits
Claims Journal
June 5, 2018

Verisk’s Cory Shelton discussed his research on insurance companies using drones to inspect property damages in this podcast.

What Scares Insurers Most: Cyber Hurricane or Silent Cyber?
MyNewMarkets.com
June 5, 2018

In a blog post, Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and principal scientist for AIR Worldwide, described a cyber hurricane – the takedown of the entire U.S. economy’s cloud network.

Aerial Imagery and Data Extraction Explained
Claims Journal
June 6, 2018

In a podcast, Verisk’s Doug Jentzsch explained how aerial imagery is derived and how property information is extracted from it.

Ground Imagery Complements Aerial, Drone Footage
Claims Journal
June 6, 2018

In a podcast, Verisk’s Doug Jentzsch explained how smartphones and tablets can assist in capturing property photos that may be obscured from aerial view.

The losses nobody saw coming
The Actuary
June 7, 2018

In a contributed article, Verisk’s Thomas Johansmeyer discussed how reinsurers should react to the growing number of natural disasters.

Best Inspection Program Incorporates Ground, Aerial Imagery
Claims Journal
June 8, 2018

In a podcast, Verisk’s Doug Jentzsch discussed aerial imagery and how it offers better quality photos that can be used by insurers to increase accuracy and clarity.

Internet of things will challenge market, Verisk Risk Forum hears
Intelligent Insurer
June 21, 2018

Verisk is featured in an article discussing how the Internet will change over time, which will directly challenge the insurance market due to ever changing technology.

Washing Away the Fallacies of Flood
Rough Notes
June 26, 2018

In a blog post, ISO’s Marc Treacy discussed flood insurance and the risks of not being covered. Treacy also talked about the impact on consumers and policy holders.

May

The Auto Insurance Triple Threat
Claims Management Magazine
May 9, 2018

In a contributed byline, Verisk’s Rick Trevino discusses the challenges and threats insurers face as technology continues to develop.

‘Returnships’ helping stay-at-home parents get back to work
WPIX
May 10, 2018

This story discusses Verisk’s “returnship” program that helps adults who wish to return to the work force gain real work experience that could lead to full-time careers.

Automating auto claims: Connected cars offer new options
PropertyCasualty360
May 14, 2018

In a contributed article, Verisk’s Dawn Mortimer writes about new technological innovations in cars that help reduce insurance expenses.

Insurers’ net income down in 2017
Business Insurance
May 14, 2018

Business Insurance covered the net income of all insurance companies being significantly lower in the 2017 fiscal year.

Commercial Auto Insurers Begin to Tap Fleet Telematics Data
Claims Journal
May 14, 2018

Verisk’s Zach Schmiesing is featured in a story discussing the integration of telematics to the commercial auto space.

The Role of Telematics in the Commercial Auto, Fleet Space
Claims Journal
May 14, 2018

In a Claims Journal podcast, Verisk’s Zach Schmiesing discussed the role of telematics and the differences in commercial driving behaviors, and how they impact insurance policies.

Connected Car Data Benefits Auto Insurance Lifecycle
Claims Journal
May 16, 2018

Verisk’s Dawn Mortimer is featured in a story discussing the benefits of collecting connected car data for the auto insurance industry.

How Connected Car Data Can Benefit Auto Insurance Lifecycle
Claims Journal
May 16, 2018

In a podcast, Verisk’s Dawn Mortimer discussed how insurers can benefit by using data derived from connected cars to acquiring more strategic and accurate data.

The Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars and Auto Insurance
Insurance Journal
May 17, 2018

In a contributed article, Verisk’s Sandee Perfetto and ISO’s Andrew Blancher wrote about the future of auto insurance and new safety features in cars.

ISO's Treacy: Data, Risk Modeling Have Caught Up With Flood Underwriting
Best's Review
May 23, 2018

ISO’s Marc Treacy discusses how the advances in risk modeling and elevation mapping bring flood underwriting within reach for many insurers.

Why trucks fall victim to cargo theft
Supply Chain Dive
May 23, 2018

CargoNet data is featured in a story about the risks of cargo truck theft and how cargo companies are transition to air freight in order to avoid the high cost of insurance costs.

April

To My Fellow Business Leaders: Heed the Signals
Forbes.com
April 4, 2018

In a contributed blog post, Verisk’s Scott Stephenson discussed the term signal-to-noise ratio and how it relates to a business setting.

Sex harassment cases against employers expected to surge
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2018

MarketStance’s Fritz Yohn is quoted in an article about how insurance policies relate to sexual harassment claims.

A Digital Dream No More
Claims Management Magazine
April 7, 2018

In a byline, Rich Della Rocca, the President of ISO Claims Analytics, discussed the keys to satisfying connected consumers.

Hyundai in-dash tech to work with Verisk for usage-based insurance
CNET
April 16, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Verisk's Ingraham: Tech Changing Commercial Risk Differently Than Personal
Best's Review
April 16, 2018

Verisk’s Managing Director of Excess and Surplus, Barbara Ingraham, discussed commercial insurance and how it has benefitted from technology advances that allow insurers to better address complex risks, including identifying and aggregating smaller liability risks.

Hyundai Joins Verisk Data Exchange
Insurance Innovation Reporter
April 17, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Hyundai Teams Up With Verisk To Share Driving Data For Insurance Discounts
Forbes.com
April 17, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Hyundai Joins the Verisk Usage-Based Insurance Data Exchange
CollisionWeek
April 17, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Verisk's Casas: Energy Market Puts the Squeeze on Underwriters
Best's Review
April 17, 2018

In an interview, Verisk’s managing director Elizabeth Casas discussed lower oil prices have insurers looking for better ways to underwrite their energy business, including a greater reliance on data and analytics.

Hyundai Selects Verisk For Usage-Based Insurance
MediaPost
April 18, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Hyundai Motor selects Verisk for usage-based insurance
TelematicsNews
April 18, 2018

Hyundai’s partnership with Verisk in the Telematics Data Exchange is highlighted in a story.

Verisk Launches API for Mozart Form Composer
Insurance Innovation Reporter
April 19, 2018

Verisk’s launch of an application programming interface for Mozart Form Composer is highlighted in a story.

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook
CBS Moneywatch
April 27, 2018

Verisk data is featured in a story about insurers using Internet cache to learn more about their customers using detailed reports and performing a predictive analysis.

Commercial Auto: How to Improve Relationships with Carriers
Independent Agent
April 30, 2018

In a contributed article, Verisk’s Diane Injic discussed the relationships between commercial auto insurers and their carriers.

March

Global Disruptors: A Forecast For 2018
By Scott Stephenson
Forbes
March 7, 2018

In a blog post, Verisk CEO Scott Stephenson details several issues and events – weather volatility, terrorism, company reputation and customer relations – that could cause industry disruption in 2018.

At The Cutting Edge of Insurance Modeling With Jim Weiss
The Not Unreasonable Podcast
March 8, 2018

In a podcast, ISO’s Jim Weiss discusses the new frontiers of modeling for insurance purposes.

Consumers win when builders of smart homes partner with insurers
Joe Wodark
Property Casualty360
March 13, 2018

In a contributed piece, Verisk’s Joe Wodark discusses the benefits homeowners receive when they pair their smart homes (artificial intelligence incorporated) with insurance firms.

Cyber to Top $6.2B in Written Premium by 2020: Verisk
Insurance Journal
March 19, 2018

Verisk’s market analysis of the cyber liability market is featured in a story.

Millennial Disruption - Impact on the Insurance Industry
Rough Notes
March 28, 2018

In a blog post, ISO’s Kevin Poll talks about the millennial insurance needs and the growing demand for strategies to engage with the “digital generation.”

Aerial Insights
Best's Review
March 28, 2018

In a contributed piece, CEO of Verisk, Scott G. Stephenson, discusses Aerial technology and its greater impact on properties and losses.

February

How Cyber Market Changes Will Impact
Claims Journal
February 1, 2018

PCS’ Tom Johansmeyer explains how the latest changes in the cyber insurance market are set to bring unexpected challenges to claims departments.

Cargo Thefts Drop as Police, Fleets Fight Back
Transport Topics
February 1, 2018

CargoNet’s Q4 2017 Cargo Theft Report data is featured in a story.

Cyber Risk Trends and Impact on Claims Handling
Insurance Journal
February 1, 2018

In a podcast, PCS’ Tom Johansmeyer examines how the continued evolution of cyber risk impact insurers.

Insights From Above: Business Innovations With Aerial Imagery
Scott Stephenson
Forbes
February 5, 2018

In a blog post, Verisk CEO Scott Stephenson explains the impact aerial imagery technology played during the 2017 hurricane season in Texas.

Guns Stolen From UPS and Other Shipping Companies Are Turning Up at Crime Scenes
The Trace
February 8, 2018

CargoNet’s Keith Lewis is quoted in a story discussing why companies do not what to go public about their theft problems.

Understanding Medicare Secondary Payor Provisions
Insurance Journal
February 12, 2018

In a podcast, ISO Claims Partners’s Shawn Deane details how developing a compliance program to adhere to MSP provisions is essential in avoiding exposure to lawsuits and damages related to recovery demands.

Staying on Top of Medicare Secondary Payor Provisions
Claims Journal
February 12, 2018

In this interview with Claims Journal, ISO Claims Partners’ Shawn Dean details the differences between Medicare parts A, B, C, and D and offers insurers best practices to use when addressing Medicare Advantage recovery claims.

Insurers Begin Modeling Casualty Catastrophes
Claims Journal
February 21, 2018

AIR Worldwide’s Robin Wilkinson details the new application of scenario-based modeling in the casualty area. Modeling systematic and sudden trigger casualty occurrences benefit both insurers and reinsurers.

Benefits of Modeling Casualty Catastrophes
Insurance Journal
February 21, 2018

In a podcast, AIR Worldwide’s Robin Wilkinson discusses how scenario-based modeling has been used for property risk in previous years, but explains applying this model to casualty area is fairly recent.

Despite 2017 Catastrophes, Industry Surplus at All Time High
Denise Johnson
Claims Journal
February 28, 2018

ISO’s Beth Fitzgerald explains that despite multiple catastrophes in 2017 leading to profits of property/casualty insurers dropping drastically, the P/C insurance industry is still doing well as investment income and capital gains boosted industry surplus to a new high.

January

The Future Of Fire: Disaster Risks In Business Planning
By Scott Stephenson
Forbes
January 3, 2018

In a contributed blog post, Verisk CEO Scott Stephenson reflects on the disastrous 2017 California wildfires, and the future of fire disaster risk planning.

Keeping up with commercial drone risks
By Zack Schmiesing
Property Casualty 360
January 4, 2018

In a contributed piece, Verisk’s Zack Schmiesing discusses business analysts’ prediction that the U.S. drone industry will grow to $91 billion by 2024.

Cat bonds post record $10.5 billion in 2017
Business Insurance
January 9, 2018

Property Claims Services’ catastrophe bond issuance numbers for 2017 are covered in a story.

The Move to a Private U.S. Flood Insurance Market
Claims Journal
January 17, 2018

ISO’s Marc Treacy explains why private flood insurance must evolve and details characteristics believes necessary for a private flood insurance company to succeed.

Moving to a Privatized Flood Market
Insurance Journal
January 17, 2018

In a podcast, ISO’s Mark Treacy discusses the need for private flood insurance to evolve and how he believes companies in private flood insurance can succeed.

Keeping Flood Insurance Above Water: Commentary
By Mark Anquillare
Insurance Journal
January 25, 2018

In a contributed byline, Verisk COO Mark Anquillare examines the two biggest issues affecting U.S. flood insurance – the underestimated geographical spread of flooding, and the millions of uninsured, and underinsured, Americans who aren’t aware they are at risk.

Allaying Consumer Concern Over Cyber risk
Claims Journal
January 26, 2018

Verisk’s Prashant Pai shares his tips for consumers who wish to better protect their information while online. He also discusses insurers’ role in cyber education and how they can help protect consumers.

Cybersecurity a Constant Consumer Concern
Insurance Journal
January 26, 2018

In a podcast, Verisk’s Prashant Pai offers tips for consumers to protect their information while conducting online transactions and how insurers can help.

A Look Inside the IOT Toolbox
By Jim Weiss
Rough Notes
January 29, 2018

In a contributed article, Verisk – insurance solutions’ Jim Weiss examines the role the Internet of Things (IoT) will play in the insurance industry in the years to come.

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