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Learning From the Surfside Condo Collapse

Aug 10, 2021 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in openIDL, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Insurance News/Current Events, Blockchain, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, AAIS Views

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The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida, shocked the nation, starting a much-needed conversation about the importance of risk mitigation. As the events unfolded, we learned that the information about the significant risk of collapse was known—to some—but simply went unheeded. 

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AM Best Webinar: Closing the Flood Insurance Coverage Gap

Jul 29, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Personal Lines, Issues & Trends, Homeowners, P&C Insurers, Industry, Insurance Line of Business, Flood Insurance, AM Best, munich re, flood, AAIS Views

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Flood insurance has long been primarily administered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which has 5.1 million policies in force. But the landscape for flood insurance – and who needs it – is changing. This was the topic of an AM Best webinar that included Linda Jancik, AAIS Personal Lines Product Manager, Serena Garrahan, Vice President, Inland Flood Product Manager at Munich Re US, and Rob Olson, Senior Research Analyst at International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).

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Business Interruption Was Never Intended To Cover Pandemic Losses

Jul 26, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, COVID-19, P&C Insurers, AAIS Webinar Series, pandemic, Business Interruption, AAIS Views

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While the U.S. economy slowly returns to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry continues to grapple with business interruption claims, court battles and the future of pandemic-related insurance. In Part I of a two-part Advisory Report, Nicole Milos, Assistant Counsel at AAIS, explains why BI policies were never meant to cover losses from pandemics.

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Auto Insights: Empty Roads Prove More Deadly & Other Covid-19 Outcomes

Jun 17, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, Auto, property & casualty

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck more than a year ago, travel restrictions and remote work and schooling kept people close to home. With far fewer places to go, there were less people and cars on the roads, which had numerous implications for the insurance industry.

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Cyber Insurance: Where are we now?

May 21, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Personal Lines, Issues & Trends, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Berkley Re

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During the height of the COVID pandemic, Berkley Re Solutions’ Jeff Cron joined AAIS for a an AAIS Pulse session looking at ‘Cyber Crime: The Online Home Invasion.’   "We’re all online more, seeing content, and clicking links to different articles, videos, and other forms of media. While the actual risk hasn’t changed, volume has magnified, with more scams and more screen time.”

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openIDL Elevates to Linux Foundation Project

Apr 19, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Insurtech, Blockchain, Data, Security, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Insurance Services/TPAs, CyberPolicy, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

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AAIS CEO Ed Kelly opened the April 13 edition of AAIS Pulse newsmagazine with an exciting announcement: AAIS has launched openIDL as a Linux Foundation project. The Linux Foundation is the preeminent nonprofit consortium supporting one-source technologies that drive innovation and transform industries.

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The Value of Risk Control: Moving Beyond the Basics

Mar 15, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, COVID-19, New/Emerging Risks, AAIS Webinar Series, Underwriting, Risk, RCT, EMC, AAIS Views

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In this edition from the AAIS Webinar Series, titled: The Value of Risk Control: Moving Beyond the Basics, Bryon Snethen, Vice President Risk Improvement at EMC Insurance and Jacob Pereira, a Solutions Engineer at Risk Control Technologies identified the purpose and value of risk control to a variety of stakeholders, including agents, insurance companies, policyholders, and society.

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Capitol Outlook with Faegre Drinker Partner Patrick Hughes

Mar 3, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Insights, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, COVID-19, Regulatory/Compliance, Industry, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS Pulse, Compliance, Government, Faegre Drinker

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During the February 2021 AAIS Pulse newsmagazine, AAIS VP and General Counsel Robin Westcott was joined by Faegre Drinker Partner Patrick Hughes to examine the impact of the Biden Administration and recent legislative actions on the insurance industry.

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Leveraging Open Source Technology: Obstacles and Opportunities

Mar 3, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Tech News, Insurtech, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Data, Innovation, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Compliance, Travelers, Data Call, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

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During the February 2021 AAIS Pulse newsmagazine, AAIS VP Truman Esmond was joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Brian Hoffman, Vice President State and Bureau Regulatory Affairs, at Travelers, and Arron Lamp, Vice President Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics & Operations, at Travelers, to discuss the obstacles and opportunities around leveraging open-source technology.

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CEO Angles: Big “I” CEO Explains Concerns About the New Direction in Washington

Mar 3, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Insurance, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, COVID-19, Working in Insurance, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS Pulse, AAIS Webinar Series, Agents, Brokers, Government, Flood Insurance, Taxes, Economy, AAIS Views

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AAIS CEO Ed Kelly sat down with Bob Rusbuldt, CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big I) to discuss the impact of the Biden Administration and COVID-19 on insurers – and what may be ahead in the legislative and regulatory arena.

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