Research & Trends: The Lowdown

The Lowdown: Top Private Flood Carriers, High Tides, Storm Surges & More

In the words of Peter Criss, “I can’t stop the rain” … and where there’s rain, there could be flooding for many more of us than traditional FEMA flood maps indicate. A startling new study from University of Bristol illustrates …

The Lowdown: The Long & Short of Marine Employers Liability Coverage

Need to brush up on marine employers liability coverage? Our sponsor, Worldwide Facilities, has prepared a paper on the ins and outs of marine coverage. This paper explains the differences between Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Jones Act, …

The Lowdown on The Capital One Cafe…Meeting Millennials on Their Turf

Capital One has spent the last two years reclaiming its personal connection with the tech-savvy generation. After considerable investment in on-line and mobile banking to compete in the fintech arena, Capital One is taking a new approach to build relationships …

The Lowdown: For Agents – The Latest on Cyber Predictions & Myths

This week’s Lowdown features two informative reports, the current State of Cybercrime, by RSA and Top Myths of Cyber Risk for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses, by Relation. Combined, these two reports offer you insights into the cyber risks facing you …

The Lowdown: What PwC is Saying About Sleepless, Yet Optimistic, CEOs

This week’s Lowdown highlights the concerns of insurance CEOs, as reported by PwC in their 21st CEO Survey. According to the study, there remains a great deal of angst around technology but industry leaders joined in a huge sigh of …

Lowdown on Smart Home Devices

This week’s Lowdown highlights interesting results from a new report by Parks Associates entitled, Market Snapshot: Insurance, Consumers, and Smart Home Solutions. The survey reveals that nearly 60% of respondents, (consumers with homeowners or renters insurance), are likely to purchase …

The Lowdown on Distracted Drivers

What’s Distracting You? This week I added Driving to Distraction, by Esurance, to IJ’s Research & Trends as a resource for discussion around driver safety, whether with family members or clients. The study involved research of over 1,000 drivers with …

Who’s Insuring Your Privacy?

Who’s Insuring Your Privacy? The Federal Trade Commission is trying, but we live in a country where the mantra remains “Buyer Beware.” Unless you’re reading the privacy policies on every service, application and connected electronic you utilize, and make a …

Because Blockchain…

Why the Lowdown on Blockchain? Because every week articles appear across the internet explaining blockchain… Because headlines remind us that, all over the globe, consumers and business people do not understand blockchain… Because blockchain is not bitcoin, it’s the other …

Lowdown: Agribusiness Insurance Costs on the Rise?

This week’s Lowdown focuses on the rise in frequency, complexity and severity of vehicular accidents within the agribusiness industry. Scenarios highlighted and steps outlined to reduce risk within What’s Inflating Agribusiness Insurance Costs, are worth sharing with your agribusiness clients, …

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