IIBHS News

Research Finds Fire-Resistant Building Codes Do Not Raise Home Prices

Homes in wildfire-prone areas around the U.S. could be built to better withstand blazes without increasing the cost of construction, according to a new report. The research released Tuesday was sponsored in part by the insurance industry and marks the …

Why Storm-Prone States Continue to Balk at Tough Building Codes

The showdown in the Florida statehouse last year had all the drama of a knock-down political brawl: Powerful industries clashing. Warnings of death and destruction. And a surprise last-minute vote, delivering a sweeping reform bill to the governor’s desk. The …

O’Shea Joins IIBHS As Public Affairs Director

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has named Tiffany O’Shea as the organization’s director of public affairs. O’Shea brings 20 years of experience to IBHS, where she will lead media relations efforts, as well as other communications …

Insurance Lab in South Carolina Aims to Alter ‘Cycle of Destruction’

The insurance industry hopes a 21,000-square-foot lab in rural South Carolina can help revolutionize the way homes are built and stem the cost of Mother Nature’s disasters. Officials at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety say the wake …

IBHS Updates Report on Hurricane-Prone States’ Building Codes

Among coastal hurricane-prone states, North Carolina and Louisiana have weakened their building codes since 2012, while five states have strengthened theirs. Just in time for the height of the hurricane season, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) …

Country’s First Fortified Medical Office Opens in South Carolina

The first medical office in the nation to earn the Fortified for Safer Business designation is opening in Florence. The Pee Dee Nephrology building has earned the designation from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. A news conference …

How to Reduce Roof Leak Damage Caused by Hurricanes

Wind-driven water like that occurring during Hurricane Irene penetrates openings in residential roofs but roof deck seams can be sealed to reduce any damage, according to tests by an insurance home safety institute. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home …