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We need to bridge the flood insurance ‘coverage gap’

This op-ed by Sean Kevelighan, the CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, explains what happens when there is a disparity between insured losses—damages that are covered under an insurance policy—and uninsured losses, which are paid out-of-pocket by individuals affected by a catastrophe, such as flooding. With the approach of hurricane season, this is an ideal teachable moment.

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Business Insurance Do I need business interruption insurance?

Business interruption insurance can be as vital to your survival as a business as fire insurance. Too many small business owners fail to think about how they would manage if a fire or other disaster damaged their business premises so that they were temporarily unusable. 

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Insurance Industry Inflation Watch - April 2018

The CPI-U—sometimes called headline inflation—rose by 2.5 percent in April 2018 vs. April 2017, which is the largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 2017, and higher than the 1.6-percent average annual rate over the past 10 years. The core CPI rose 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending April 2018—the same as the March year-over-year core, and its largest increase since the period ending February 2017. 

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MONEY SUPPLY- Total supply of money in the economy, composed of currency in circulation and deposits in savings and checking accounts. By changing the interest rates the Federal Reserve seeks to adjust the money supply to maintain a strong economy.

NON-ADMITTED ASSETS- Assets that are not included on the balance sheet of an insurance company, including furniture, fixtures, past-due accounts receivable, and agents’ debt balances. (See Assets )

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On average, it costs > 40% more to repair #petdamage to furniture than #damage due to other causes, according to Safeware: via West Unified Communications Services #pets

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Need information on the rapidly growing #insurance industry? Download our #FactBook2018 at the link in the comments:

#Coveragegaps are a topic discussed by many but understood by few. With the approach of #hurricane season, this is an ideal “teachable moment:" via The Palm Beach Post & I.I.I.'s Sean Kevelighan FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program #hurricaneprep

Raising #home #insurance deductibles from $500 to $1,000 can cut your #premium by 25 percent! Discover this and other great moneysaving tips: via MSN Money Amazon.com

A reminder that we’re LIVE tonight on Twitter at 4:00 (PT) in San Francisco with Deloitte and Lloyd's to give you an advanced look at the research on rethinking insurance products for the #sharingeconomy.

For the second week in a row, the The New York Times has published an article that made our most popular list! Check out some of the other articles from Insurance Business America. For more information on "The Daily" send us a message to connect.

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Register for the Property/Casualty Industry’s 2017 Financial Results Webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE I.I.I. New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org  NEW YORK, May 10, 2018 —The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), Verisk Analytics (ISO), and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) … Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: I.I.I. Can Provide Information On Insurance Issues Raised By This Week’s Wildfires In Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, And Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org Kim Kirchner, Coburn Communciation: (212)-536-9837; Kim.Kirchner@coburnww.com   New York, April 20, 2018—Thousands of residents and firefighters in four U.S. Read More

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I.I.I. June Communications Committee Meeting
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14
2018
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