New/Emerging Risks (2)

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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A.M. Best is Eyeing Workers Comp and Business Interruption as Pandemic Response Continues

Jun 16, 2020 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Events, AAIS Event Archive, COVID-19, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Business, Executive, 2020 VME, AMBest

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The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic was a serious blow to the economy…but for the insurance industry, one expert believes that recovery is on the way. A.M. Best Chief Rating Officer Stefan Holzberger discussed how COVID-19 is impacting the insurance ecosystem during the AAIS Virtual Main Event.

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Trade Wars, Meat Processing Among Key Farm & Ag Issues during COVID-19

Jun 3, 2020 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Events, AAIS Event Archive, COVID-19, New/Emerging Risks, Farm & Ag, Food, 2020 VME, Laurus Insurance

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Dairy, meat and crop supplies are available…but processing is not. Decreased demand for ethanol leads to changing priorities from farmers, and Midwest family farms, already impacted by rising machinery prices, struggle to survive. For Farm & Ag insurers, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unexpected challenges requiring quick, creative solutions to help keep the farm industry afloat.

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Reliable Robotics Take on Tasks

Oct 21, 2019 / by Mutual Boiler Re posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Robotics/Drones, Insurtech, IoT, New/Emerging Risks, Industry, Data/Tech

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Robots – once the subjects of science fiction books, movies and TV programs – are now real-life partners involved in our daily lives in many ways.

Robotic applications are cropping up everywhere to replace an assortment of jobs that
have been performed by humans for decades. Often times, they’re designed to perform a very specific task, allowing them to deliver enhanced productivity, reduced operating costs and decreased error rates. They can be found in various locations and industries, completing repetitive tasks such as assembling orders in a warehouse, harvesting crops on a farm and even preparing meals at a fast-food restaurant.

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