Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). News

Here’s What a Category 5 Hurricane Could Do to Florida

Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, but the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …

25 Years Later…What If an Andrew-Type Storm Hit Florida Today?

Though Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …

25 Years Later: How Florida’s Insurance Industry Has Changed Since Hurricane Andrew

Aug. 24, 1992 was anything but a typical Monday for Robert Reynolds as he drove through debris-filled roads and devastation on the way to his family-run agency then located just north of Homestead, Fla. Hurricane Andrew had just barreled through …

Former I.I.I. President, Mechlin D. Moore, Passes Away at 87

Mechlin D. Moore, former president and chief executive officer of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), passed away on Tuesday, June 13, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Moore, of Rye, New York, led the I.I.I. from 1979 until his retirement …

Tennessee Dog Bite Claims Totaled $9.4 Million in 2016

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the United States Postal Service have issued a reminder to Tennessee homeowners to obey leash laws to avoid costly dog bite insurance claims this year. For 2016, the Insurance Information Institute and …

Insurance Information Institute Names Palmer as Head of Communications

Kristin S. Palmer has been named senior vice president and head of Communications at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Palmer was previously vice president, Media Relations, for the AARP, a nonprofit organization for retirees with nearly 38 million members. During …

Bluetooth Toothbrushes, Telematics, Fitbits and Data Tracking Acceptance

Twice a day, Scott Ozawa’s Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts. The …

Interview: Public Affairs ‘Ironman’ Kevelighan Takes Helm at I.I.I.

Committing to a few extreme physical fitness events every year keeps Sean Kevelighan honest. “That, for me, is the incentive to insure that I keep my training going. It’s really good for your health, obviously, mental health and physical health,” …

Zurich’s Kevelighan to Succeed Hartwig as Insurance Information Institute CEO

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) announced that Sean Kevelighan, most recently with Zurich Insurance, has been named president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 8. Kevelighan brings with him 18 years of public affairs, communications and media relations experience, including …

Number of Dog Bite Insurance Claims Falls But Average Claim Rises to $37K

The cost of dog-bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 16 percent last year on higher medical expenses and larger settlements to resolve court disputes. The average claim increased to $37,214 in 2015 from $32,072 a year earlier, according to the …