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Post-Hurricane Assessments Reveal Importance of Florida Building Code Updates

Post-Hurricane Assessments Reveal Importance of Florida Building Code Updates

Updated building codes in Florida may have made the difference between damage and total destruction for some properties hit by Hurricane Ian. A post-storm aerial photo of a section of Fort Myers Beach shows one intact home surrounded by 18 homes that were leveled, Insurance Journal reported. The difference, experts say, could be that the home left standing was built…

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Florida’s densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to prepare, its damages were devastating.…

Insuring the Upside Down: New ‘Stranger Things’ Airbnb Will Have Extra Risks

Insuring the Upside Down: New ‘Stranger Things’ Airbnb Will Have Extra Risks

Vecna, take note: The Byers’ family home will soon have new occupants. A home in Fayetteville, Georgia, that was used in the filming of the hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things was recently listed for sale for $300,000. It was then taken off the market just one week later after an offer was reportedly accepted for nearly double the asking…

Hurricane Ian Recovery: Navigating Your Insurance Claim After a Loss

Hurricane Ian Recovery: Navigating Your Insurance Claim After a Loss

Catastrophic flooding and winds decimated areas of southwest Florida when Hurricane Ian made landfall Sept. 28, tragically leaving at least 101 individuals dead in its wake. The Category 4 storm was one of the most powerful to ever hit the state and the U.S. overall, with record-breaking storm surges toppling homes, trapping residents and submerging vehicles…

Catastrophic Events: Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires

Catastrophic Events: Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires

During this webinar, our special guest experts met for a discussion on major catastrophic events across North America, including hurricanes, storms, and wildfires. Featuring: Kate Wright, Associate Vice President, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Gulf Region Dave Torgerson, President, CEO & Founder, Wildfire Defense Systems, Bozeman, MT Brandon Orr, On-Air Meteorologist, WPLG Local 10 News, Miami, FL…

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Hits Home-Run $12.6 Million Auction Sale

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Hits Home-Run $12.6 Million Auction Sale

A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 sold at auction Aug. 28 for $12.6 million, making it the most valuable sports collectible in the world, CNN recently reported. According to a news release from Heritage Auctions, the exceptionally well-preserved card was last purchased in 1991 for $50,000, a price that broke records at the time. The new eight-figure sale…

Latest Floods Devastate Eastern Kentucky, Deluge Vegas Casinos

Latest Floods Devastate Eastern Kentucky, Deluge Vegas Casinos

At least 37 individuals were tragically killed and hundreds more remained missing as of Aug. 1 after heavy rains brought devastating floods to multiple communities in eastern Kentucky. At a news conference July 30, officials said the death toll spanned five counties and included at least four children, representing \"unfathomable\" losses in what could reportedly be one of the worst…

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Macroeconomic trends, namely inflation and rising interest rates, are having a profound effect on the Property & Casualty (P&C) market as we head into the second half of 2022. Inflation impacts everything—from rapidly changing property values to challenges with mid-year reinsurance renewals. These are truly generational inflationary pressures that most professionals within the industry have never personally experienced. Even with…

Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

In this webinar, our panel of experts provide insights into the following areas: Commercial Property, Cyber Liability, and Coastal Properties. Featuring: Anella Niewenhous, AVP, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Morehead City, NC Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, NY Jody Oster, Senior Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Chicago, IL…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

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