Insurance Line of Business

Florida Insurance Market: Survey Reveals Most Pressing Industry Issues

Mar 24, 2022 / by AAIS posted in Community, Insights, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, P&C Insurers, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business, Florida Insurance Market

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Litigation Tops Capital and Nat CAT Concerns

AAIS, a sponsor of the 2022 Florida Insurance Market Summit held March 21st to 23rd, polled attendees pre-event to understand what they perceive as the most pressing issues affecting the Florida market and the overall insurance industry.

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Crypto, Solar, Tiny Homes Among Emerging Personal Lines Issues

Mar 7, 2022 / by Linda Jancik posted in Personal Lines, Community, Issues & Trends, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business, cryptocurrency

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Personal lines insurance is more diverse than ever before. During a recent Personal Lines Product Council, hosted by AAIS, Member carriers and other key stakeholders discussed several key issues affecting the market, from cryptocurrency and solar panels to container homes, “swimply”, and e-biker and scooters.

AAIS established Product Advisory Councils to bring Member carriers and other industry stakeholders together to identify the burgeoning issues concerning insurers and the broader insurance industry today. While not all issues raised can be solved through product or program developments, we believe discussing emerging issues as well as working together within the AAIS Community can spawn new ideas and usher resources to meet today’s challenges. A general overview of several emerging issues is discussed below.

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Different Ways Insurers Can Deal With Climate Change

Feb 24, 2022 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Homeowners, Climate Change, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Modeling/Actuarial, Insurance Line of Business

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Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Ph. D., from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, says climate change is real. In a recent interview he explained that “if you go back to the late 1800s, parts-per-million of carbon dioxide was about 280; now we're sitting at about 420. We've gone up by about 50 percent of what we were about 140 years ago. With that, we've seen a global temperature rise of about eight- or nine-tenths of a degree Celsius … about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.”

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How Regulation is Impacting Auto Insurance

Feb 16, 2022 / by Lori Dreaver Munn posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, Regulatory/Compliance, P&C Insurers, Commercial Auto, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Personal Auto, Insurance Line of Business, auto insurance

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Regulation plays an outsized role in the development of the auto insurance sector. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen an even higher than usual impact from wild fluctuations in rates, claims, premiums, and consumer reimbursements, to activities impacting the industry itself.

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Why Reporting Fire Data is Still Important

Feb 2, 2022 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Tech News, Homeowners, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich, Senior Risk Strategy Lead at AAIS and fire peril subject matter expert, recently joined Tom Louis from First Due to discuss why the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) still matters and why it needs to improve to meets the needs of the 21st century fire service. Watch the entire discussion here:

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Ransomware – The Other Epidemic

Jan 13, 2022 / by Linda Jancik posted in Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Tech News, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business, cyber risk, cyber insurnace, ransomware

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Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid and can target both individuals and businesses. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform shared that “in 2020, ransomware attacks on both public and private institutions in the U.S cost an estimated $19.5 billion. … in the first six months of 2021, financial institutions reported $590 million in ransomware-related transactions. Current trends indicate that ransomware transactions in 2021 alone will exceed the previous 10 years combined.”

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AAIS Product Advisory Councils…Member Engagement in Product Development

Jan 6, 2022 / by John Kadous posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance Operations, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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As part of our commitment to delivering innovative, unique, and valuable products and solutions, we have established product councils to engage with Members and gather feedback to inform the strategic direction of AAIS programs. Currently, AAIS has Advisory Councils in the following areas: Auto, Farm, Agribusiness, Inland Marine/Commercial Output, Commercial Lines, Personal Lines and most recently Cannabis and Fire.

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'Tis the Season for Community Involvement—and Advisory Councils

Dec 20, 2021 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in Insights, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, Modeling/Predictive Analytics, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Modeling/Actuarial, Insurance Line of Business

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With the holidays and the end of the year upon us, it is the time to reflect upon the past year. And it is the time of year we tend to think about coming together, as a community, to share our experiences. In our case, I’m referring to AAIS’s product-focused advisory councils.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Auto Insurance Market

Dec 17, 2021 / by Meg Lech posted in Data & Technology, Tech News, IoT, P&C Insurers, Commercial Auto, AAIS Insights, Personal Auto, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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As the pandemic rolls on, with the omicron variant providing the latest wrinkle, the auto market continues to be reshaped by COVID-19. Aside from the overall financial impact, now increasing claims, severity of claims and higher losses, and worsening consumer behavior are all leaving a mark. Here is the latest from around the industry:

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AAIS’s Phil Skaggs Talks 2022 Cannabis Legal Expectations

Dec 15, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Regulatory/Compliance, New/Emerging Risks, Cannabis, Commercial Lines, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business, Cannabis Insurance

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Recently, AAIS Assistant Counsel Phil Skaggs participated in a webinar hosted by LexisNexis as part of their Emerging Issues series entitled “What Cannabis Lawyers Should Know to Prepare for 2022.” To watch a recap of the webinar, click here.

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