New/Emerging Risks

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

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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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Webinar Spotlights New Approach to Non-Cat Fire Modeling

Feb 23, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Technology, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, IoT, New/Emerging Risks, Industry, Data, Fire, Innovation, AAIS News & Views, Data/Tech, Risk

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In an AAIS Webinar, FLAMES: The Modern Fire Protection Evaluation Model, AAIS Vice President Phil LeGrone, and AAIS Senior Risk Strategy Lead Matt Hinds-Aldrich, PhD, outlined the new fire model, FLAMES, and the advantages it offers over traditional models for underwriters assessing and managing non-cat fire risk.

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Cyber Insurance Starting to Find A Practical Footing

Jan 28, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Personal Lines, Community, Issues & Trends, IoT, Homeowners, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Cyber Fortress, Berkley Re, CyberPolicy

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Imagine this: You’re working from home, like many others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your children are also home, remote learning. One of your kids falls prey to malware, infecting your entire network with a virus. Your at-home business’s website is shut down for eight hours. You sigh a breath of relief, thankful that your insurance will cover the costs… or does it?

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Tracking CATs and Taming Risk

Jan 7, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Data, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, Underwriting, Modeling/Actuarial, Risk, Analytics Insurance

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In August 2020, AAIS introduced its new Risk Awareness Service (RAS), a digital resource center tracking catastrophic risk and providing risk information in real time. At the inaugural AAIS Pulse Newsmagazine, AAIS VP Data and Actuarial Services Phil LeGrone described the Risk Awareness Service, its goals, and the value it can provide insurance carriers and the customers they serve. He also welcomed Jeff Waters, a Senior Product Manager at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the leading modeling firms, to add his perspective on emerging modeling approaches and tools.

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Cyber Crime: The Online Home Invasion

Jan 4, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Personal Lines, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, IoT, Homeowners, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, Berkley Re, Insurance Line of Business, CyberScout

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With an increasing number of employees working from home, there has also been an alarming increase in personal and professional cybercrime exposure. At the September 2020 AAIS Pulse, AAIS Personal Lines Product Manager Linda Jancik hosted a panel of cyber-focused leaders, including CyberScout’s Eric Warbasse and Berkley Re Solutions’ Jeff Cron and Chris Ellis to discuss the rise of cyber threats, future predictions, and how carriers can protect their customers from emerging digital exposures.

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Growing Cannabis Acceptance Leads to Industry, Insurance Changes

Dec 15, 2020 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Regulatory/Compliance, New/Emerging Risks, Cannabis, CannaBOP, Farm & Ag, Commercial Lines, Legislation & Regulation, latest news 4

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Cannabis insurance is a budding topic, growing alongside the expanding cannabis industry. Five states have approved recreational cannabis during the 2020 elections, bringing the total states where cannabis is fully legal to 15. What does this mean for the cannabis market, particularly for insurers involved with this growing industry?

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Is Vertical Farming Cities’ Saving Grace?

Aug 19, 2020 / by Rich Pelkofsky posted in Issues & Trends, New/Emerging Risks, Farm & Ag, Farming

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COVID-19 has left a trail of destruction in its path. Spreading across the world, it has weakened businesses and industries as people and governments respond to the challenges associated with the ongoing pandemic. The Farm and Agriculture industry is no exception, having experienced disruption due to the deadly virus. In some locations, workers were sent home and transportation was stalled, leaving the tables of millions of families without the produce they so rely upon.

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Emerging Cyber Exposures

Jun 29, 2020 / by Linda Jancik posted in Personal Lines, Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, IoT, Homeowners, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, Underwriting

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As today’s families fall asleep at night, they rest assured that they are protected from home perils. When thinking about keeping our homes safe, many think of the standard home perils: fire, floods, and burglary. However, as we delve further into the age of technology, many people forget that their homes are susceptible to more than physical perils. Danger can lurk within their phones, computers, and other IoT devices.

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The Budding Potential of Vertical Farming

Jun 18, 2020 / by Rich Pelkofsky posted in Issues & Trends, New/Emerging Risks, Farm & Ag, Farming

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Climate change continues to wreak havoc on farm and agriculture businesses. With increasingly unpredictable weather, destructive storms, and a decrease in natural resources, the farm & ag industry is scrambling to find a more reliable way to farm– one that would protect the industry from a quickly changing world.

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Cannabis Coverage is Lighting Up the Insurance Industry

Jun 17, 2020 / by Phil Skaggs posted in Issues & Trends, New/Emerging Risks, Cannabis, CannaBOP, Farm & Ag, Commercial Lines, Industry

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An increasing number of states are legalizing the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis, creating the opportunity for new business ventures and the need for reliable insurance coverage as the industry expands and matures.

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