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From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, April 12 to April 18
Here are the 5 most clicked on articles from this week’s I.I.I. Daily newsletter. A man kept one of ‘world’s most dangerous’ birds on his farm. Then it killed him,  Washington Post The Russians are screwing with the GPS system to send bogus navigation data to thousands of ships, Business Insider Insurers want to know … Continue reading From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, April 12 to April 18

POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Recruiting young workers through a culture of volunteerism
Did you know that volunteering your time and expertise can make you happier and healthier? It’s been shown that unpaid work for the good of others enables people to make new friends, learn new skills and experience reduced stress levels. And it’s not just individuals who benefit. Companies that create a culture of volunteering have … Continue reading Recruiting young workers through a culture of volunteerism

POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 1:35 PM
WCRI releases 2019 workers compensation law compendium
This week, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) published its latest edition of workers compensation laws in the U.S. and Canada, which includes regulations and benefit levels as of January 1, 2019. Per WCRI: In Canada and the United States, workers’ compensation is entirely under the control of sub-national legislative bodies and administrative agencies. The … Continue reading WCRI releases 2019 workers compensation law compendium

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 2:02 PM
Making sense of the dip in property/casualty carrier employment
By Dr. Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist, Insurance Information Institute   On a seasonally-adjusted basis, the number of people working for property/casualty (p/c) insurers has been dropping continually for two years (since February 2017), from 551,200 to 520,700 (the preliminary estimate for February 2019). Seasonal adjustment plays a small part in determining these numbers. The not-seasonally-adjusted … Continue reading Making sense of the dip in property/casualty carrier employment

POSTED APRIL 16, 2019 1:52 PM
From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, April 4 to April 11
Here are the 5 most clicked on articles from this week’s I.I.I. Daily newsletter. Talent today: What millennials want, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Dog bite liability claims by state – interactive map, Triple-I blog 8 insurance companies ranked among best workplaces in 2019, P/C 360 Here’s what’s left after driver crashes sports car worth more … Continue reading From the I.I.I. Daily: Our most popular content, April 4 to April 11

POSTED APRIL 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Commercial insurance, diseases and epidemics
In a previous article, we discussed how personal insurance policies address communicable diseases and epidemics. In this article, we’ll look at how commercial insurance policies handle these issues. Between 1918 and 1919 the so-called Spanish influenza pandemic* killed at least 50 million people worldwide and infected about 500 million people – or about 1/3 of … Continue reading Commercial insurance, diseases and epidemics

POSTED APRIL 12, 2019 1:30 PM
Avoid a Double Tragedy: Tips from National Dog Bite Prevention Week® Coalition Partners
Our previous post discussed homeowners liability claims stemming from dog bites. Today, Janet Ruiz, I.I.I.’s Director of Strategic Communications, has these valuable safety tips from National Dog Bite Prevention Week ® Coalition partners. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates there are approximately 78 million dogs in U.S. homes and each year 4.5 million people … Continue reading Avoid a Double Tragedy: Tips from National Dog Bite Prevention Week® Coalition Partners

POSTED APRIL 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Hope the (fire)wall is high enough
Fans of Game of Thrones are getting ready to learn the fate of their favorite characters when the final season of the show starts airing on HBO on April 14th. At the same time, security experts are warning that cyber-crooks are ready to take advantage of the show’s popularity to attack people’s computers. The huge … Continue reading Hope the (fire)wall is high enough

POSTED APRIL 10, 2019 8:33 PM
Personal insurance: diseases and epidemics
In this article, we discuss how personal insurance policies address communicable diseases and epidemics. In a later article, we’ll look at how commercial insurance policies address these issues. Measles are back with a vengeance. It’s gotten so bad in one New York county that the local government tried to ban unvaccinated children from public spaces. … Continue reading Personal insurance: diseases and epidemics

POSTED APRIL 10, 2019 1:30 PM
Dog Bite Liability Claims by State – Interactive Map
Dogs provide millions of people with companionship, happiness and health benefits. But even dogs that are normally docile may bite when they are frightened or when defending their puppies, owners or food. To educate pet owners about how to prevent dog bites The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Insurance Information Institute,  State Farm®, and … Continue reading Dog Bite Liability Claims by State – Interactive Map

POSTED APRIL 09, 2019 2:45 PM

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