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From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, July 11 to July 18
Here are the 5 most clicked on articles from this week’s I.I.I. Daily newsletter. I.I.I. Quarterly P/C Industry Snapshot Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved. New York Times Blue Bell faces another consumer crisis amid viral ice cream-licking videos. Houston Chronicle AAA research on useless escape … Continue reading From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, July 11 to July 18

POSTED JULY 19, 2019 4:13 PM
Passion Pays Off
  People who work at our member companies are passionate about their jobs, and sometimes they tell us why. Here’s a story from Hadie Bartholomew who works at I.I.I. member Westfield Insurance as a Media Relations Manager. Everyone loves a good story. But what makes a great story? As a communication professional, I have found … Continue reading Passion Pays Off

POSTED JULY 17, 2019 2:44 PM
Buyer beware: In Barry’s wake, flooded cars are about to hit the used car market, NICB warns
Hurricane Barry made landfall on July 13 as the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumping heavy rain on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Unfortunately, whenever there’s flooding there are unscrupulous people ready to unload flooded cars onto credulous consumers, and vehicles flooded by Barry may soon appear for sale around the nation. The … Continue reading Buyer beware: In Barry’s wake, flooded cars are about to hit the used car market, NICB warns

POSTED JULY 17, 2019 12:10 PM
The gig economy’s impact on workers compensation insurance
  The gig economy, or independent contract work has been around for centuries. Before the Industrial Revolution, and for some years after, most workers were self-employed or worked in small businesses. Recently “gig work” has received a lot of buzz due to the rise of technology companies such as Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit that electronically … Continue reading The gig economy’s impact on workers compensation insurance

POSTED JULY 15, 2019 5:36 PM
IBHS CEO Impact Report: Do hail Impacted Rated shingles measure up?
By Roy Wright, President & CEO, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety High-performing impact-resistant shingles can prevent avoidable damage caused by hail attacking roofs. Consumers should have confidence that products labeled as “impact resistant” live up to their expectations. This is the predicate for the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s (IBHS) groundbreaking … Continue reading IBHS CEO Impact Report: Do hail Impacted Rated shingles measure up?

POSTED JULY 12, 2019 2:08 PM
California Earthquakes: How Modern Building Codes Are Making Safer, More Resilient Communities
By Sean M. Kevelighan, CEO, The Insurance Information Institute     The earthquakes that hit southern California on July 4 and 5 gave us all reason to reflect on a natural disaster that infrequently makes headlines here in the U.S.  A major seismic event occurring near several population centers is the sort of thing that many fear—but it’s also something … Continue reading California Earthquakes: How Modern Building Codes Are Making Safer, More Resilient Communities

POSTED JULY 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Got Earthquake Insurance? Businesses Should AssesS Their Readiness for “The Big One” and Other Natural Disasters
By Loretta L. Worters, Vice President – Media Relations, Insurance Information Institute Every year businesses temporarily shut down – or close forever – because of a disaster.  The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes which struck near Ridgecrest, California late last week are stark reminders of a quake’s ability to disrupt a business’ operations. Even though many … Continue reading Got Earthquake Insurance? Businesses Should AssesS Their Readiness for “The Big One” and Other Natural Disasters

POSTED JULY 09, 2019 1:26 PM
Earthquakes: More links from Insurance Information Instititute
We posted this look at insurance coverage and earthquakes earlier today. More important links about earthquakes and insurance: A long III background paper on the topic, including discussion of: Economic losses from earthquakes. How earthquake severity is measured. 10 costliest earthquakes in US history in terms of insured losses. 10 costliest earthquakes in world history … Continue reading Earthquakes: More links from Insurance Information Instititute

POSTED JULY 06, 2019 4:37 PM
Earthquakes and insurance: What you need to know
California has been hit by a string of earthquakes. Unfortunately, most homeowners lack insurance to cover damage caused by the shaking ground. There can be coverage for a fire caused by an earthquake. III has more details on quake-related coverage issues here.  

POSTED JULY 06, 2019 11:00 AM
How Insurance Supports The American Farmer
2019 has produced devastating floods in the Midwest and parts of the South—crippling many farmers during the important planting season. This video shows the role insurance plays in mitigating risk for American farms and ranches.

POSTED JULY 03, 2019 9:18 PM

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