Methods for MGAs to Cut Construction Insurance Costs

May 28, 2024 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Inland Marine, Data, Data/Tech, Builders Risk, catastrophe, OwlSurance, MGA


In the construction industry, insurance plays a crucial role in protecting assets and personnel. Current construction industry challenges are impacting insurance, driving the need for insurers to innovate to reduce costs, ensure data security, and stay competitive. Watch part two of our two-part interview series with AAIS Partner, ValueMomentum, to hear from Anand Rajaraman, Vice President of Product Management at OwlSurance Technologies.

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AAIS Webinar ft. Davies: Hurricane Models – Creation, Usage, and Regulation

Jun 28, 2023 / by AAIS posted in AAIS Webinar Series, NAIC, Regulation, hurricanes, catastrophe, NatCats, Actuarial, Davies


As part of the AAIS Webinar Series, AAIS hosted a virtual presentation on June 13, 2023, featuring AAIS Partner, Davies. Moderated by AAIS Personal Lines Product Manager, Linda Jancik, the session explored how wind models are created, used, and regulated. Featured guest speakers, Greg Fanoe, Director & Consulting Actuary at Davies, Sandra Darby, Property & Casualty Division Actuary at the Maine Bureau of Insurance, and Shaveta Gupta, Catastrophe Risk & Modeling Actuary at the NAIC, discussed how this data is gathered from inside the storm, why it’s collected, and how it is used by insurance carriers to price policies. The panel also analyzed hurricane models from the regulation side, explaining how regulators use this data to develop legislation to further protect consumers and ensure a healthy market.

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Wind or Water? Breaking Down Slab Claims After Hurricanes

Sep 15, 2021 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in Issues & Trends, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business, Flood Insurance, flood, talent, risk mitigation, hurricanes, hurricane resource center, slab claim, risk awareness service, catastrophe, national flood insurance program, NatCats, AAIS Risk Awareness Service, AAIS Hurricane Resource Center, AAIS Hurricane Live Tracker


Risk Management Service Inc. (RMS) estimates $25 billion to $35 billion in onshore and offshore insured losses in the Gulf of Mexico alone were caused by Hurricane Ida. This doesn’t include the damage to other parts of the country. While the fundamentals of hurricanes are widely understood these days, there remain several important nuances to hurricane losses that are essential to understand for insurers, regulators, and the general public alike. Here we will look at one less understood type of claim from hurricanes – slab claims.

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