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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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Update from The Farm…Farmowners Product Expanding

Nov 30, 2021 / by Hope King posted in Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Robotics/Drones, Tech News, Farm & Ag, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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The farm industry continues to transform. While smaller family farming operations maintain a strong presence and make up a large percentage of the market, we’re seeing growth of large commercial farms that include a variety of operations and layered revenue streams. It is an ultra-competitive market with each company searching for an edge over their competitors.

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Cyber, Fire, Flood…The Triple Threat Facing Homeowners

Nov 23, 2021 / by Linda Jancik posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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Severe weather, especially wildfire and flood, is increasing across the United States. This is exacerbated by climate change with no reduction in sight. At the same time, cyber criminals, not limited by geography, can invade our homes and businesses from anywhere in the world. Insurers facing this triple threat to homeowners are keenly aware of the trends:

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Managing Cyber Risk…Securing the Future

Nov 19, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Data & Technology, Tech News, Homeowners, P&C Insurers, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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Cyber security is a pressing issue. With daily advancements in technology comes the need for a game of rapid catch-up in the security sector. Every day there are new products and solutions to help protect us from this growing threat. The challenge within the insurance industry is how to underwrite this constantly evolving risk.

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Cannabis Coverage…Worth the Risk

Nov 15, 2021 / by Joe Jonas posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Regulatory/Compliance, P&C Insurers, Commercial Lines, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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Cannabis is a multi-billion-dollar market that continues to be underserved by the insurance industry. While the majority of states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis in one form or another, less than 30 insurers are participating in the marketplace nationwide. As the number of states moving toward legalization rises, the number of cannabis related businesses (CRBs) multiplies, and public acceptance of legalization increases, it is imperative that the insurance industry understand and normalize cannabis coverage.  

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Climate Change & Insurance…What’s Being Done About It

Nov 11, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, Industry Associations, Regulatory/Compliance, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, Insurance Line of Business

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Research from NASA points to several factors that support climate change from rising sea levels to warming oceans and glacial retreats. The effects of climate change have a significant impact on the insurance industry, which generates considerable premium, expense, and losses based on insured catastrophes. As these events become more unpredictable and severe, the industry must adapt.

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