IBHS News

Damage Analysis of 2017-2018 California Wildfires Keys on Mitigation

New findings point to need for home improvements that resist embers, the cause of up to 90 percent of wildfire ignitions Researchers identified key factors influencing the survivability of structures during a wildfire after surveying the devastation in Paradise, Calif. …

Congressional Action Plan on Climate Change Applauded by Zurich, IBHS

A Congressional action plan for a clean energy economy is garnering a bit of praise from a few important names in the insurance industry. The House of Representatives in 2019 established the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to …

IBHS Chief Continues to Ask Congress to Embrace Tax Credits for Climate Resilience

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has its eye on more than just helping improve safety on the roads and in homes. The climate and severe weather have also been on the IBHS radar lately. Roy E. Wright, …

IBHS Chief Wright Urges Congress to Consider Tax Credits for Climate Resilience

Roy E. Wright, CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, wants Congress to consider financing resilience. The IBHS chief testified during a recent appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee that severe weather events …

Burning Down a House to Show How to Build for Wildfire Defense

After only a year into his job as CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Roy Wright is setting the place on fire. The IBHS conducted a demonstration in early March simulating an active wildfire …

IBHS Study Chronicles Hurricane Harvey Wind Damage, Provides Takeaways

Hurricane Harvey will be remembered as an epic flooding disaster – and rightly so. But there is more to the story of this brutal hurricane which struck in late August 2017, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home …

Wright Leaving FEMA to Head IBHS, Succeeding Rochman

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced that Roy E. Wright has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of the organization, succeeding Julie Rochman who is retiring after more than 10 years at …

IBHS Receives 2016 IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) received the 2016 Innovation Torchbearer Award from the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association. IMCA’s annual Innovation Torchbearer Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated innovative ideas or initiatives impacting the …

IBHS Urges New York to Adopt 2015 Model Building Codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said it is commending the New York Code Council for starting the process to adopt the 2015 edition of the International Code Council model (ICC) building codes, known as the I-Codes. …

Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, one of the costliest tropical storms to ever hit the U.S. Ivan came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The storm also battered …