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Swiss Re Sonar—new emerging risk insights

This 2021 report focuses on the long-term effects of the pandemic and related reinsurance-focused emerging risk trends. The report discusses nine new emerging risk themes and spotlights six trends. The top emerging risk theme for property and special...

Posted: Jul 07, 2021

COVID-19 insurance fraud impact study: Evolving perspectives 2020-2021

This report from the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud uses information gathered from state departments of insurance; law enforcement agencies; and state fire marshal offices to capture observations of the pandemic’s impact on insurance fraud across...

Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Private equity investments still attractive to US insurers

The book-adjusted/carrying value of the private equity holdings of U.S. insurers increased 14.8 percent in 2020, and the growth remained strong among both life/annuity and property/casualty sectors. The report shows private equity holdings and commit...

Posted: Jun 21, 2021

Cannabis market growth expected but federal laws remain a roadblock

The rapidly growing cannabis market is offering insurers significant opportunities but also involves challenges that differ among jurisdictions and at the state and federal levels. As the demand for cannabis-related insurance products increase, the r...

Posted: Jun 20, 2021

2021 Hurricane Report

NOAA forecasts that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will include 13 to 20 named storms and six to 10 hurricanes, three to five of which will be major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. In 2020 a record 30 named storms made landfall along the East...

Posted: May 31, 2021

Rating the States 2021

This fourth edition of Rating the States from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) evaluates building code enforcement and administration as well as contractor licensing in the 18 states along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, a regi...

Posted: May 31, 2021

Early estimate of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2020

According to a projection of the 2020 data on traffic fatalities, 38,680 people are estimated to have been killed in motor vehicle crashes last year, or an increase of approximately 72 percent compared with 2019. Preliminary data from the Federal Hig...

Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Patterns in Auto Physical Damage Insurance Claims

The average payment for auto physical damage insurance claims increased at more than double the rate of inflation from 2010 through 2018, according to this study. Average payments increased 3.7 percent annualized during the study period, while the ov...

Posted: Nov 29, 2020

Livestock plants and COVID-19 transmission

This study focuses on the spread of COVID-19 in the essential industry of livestock processing, which it says represents a public health risk far greater than the infections among the employees of meatpacking companies. The authors estimate that as o...

Posted: Nov 18, 2020

Wildfire Risk: Are We Building Just to Burn?

This study identified 13 U.S. counties where wildfire risk is highest based on data from climate models capturing changing temperatures, precipitation, and atmospheric CO2 to model the interaction of these meteorological and climatological systems wi...

Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Insurance Information Institute and The Institutes Finalize Affiliation

The Institutes, the leading provider of risk management and insurance education and research, today announced plans to finalize its affiliation with...

Posted: Nov 12, 2020

Triple-I and The Institutes Finalize Affiliation

The Institutes, the leading provider of risk management and insurance education and research, today announced plans to finalize its affiliation with...

Posted: Nov 12, 2020

The Harsh Realities of Phone Distraction

This study concludes that distracted driving related to the use of phones continues to rise despite education programs and state laws. Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) analyzed 54 trips recorded in 2019 and found that at least 20 seconds of cumulati...

Posted: Nov 11, 2020

Rebuilding better: global economic and insurance market outlook 2021/22

This report estimates that worldwide insured losses related to the coronavirus pandemic will total between $50 billion and $80 billion. It projects global non-life premium growth will remain positive at 1.1 percent in 2020 and rebound to 3.6 percent...

Posted: Nov 10, 2020