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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 [lgc_column grid=\"20\" tablet_grid=\"20\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"][/lgc_column][lgc_column grid=\"80\" tablet_grid=\"80\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"]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…

Airbnb Restarts ‘Anti-Party Crackdown’ Amid Busy Season for Home, Pool Rentals

Airbnb Restarts ‘Anti-Party Crackdown’ Amid Busy Season for Home, Pool Rentals

Strict “anti-party” measures were recently rolled out by Airbnb in an effort to reduce unauthorized parties at vacation rental homes during the summer holidays. The efforts include restrictions on one- and two-night reservations and having guests affirm that they understand the party ban and could face legal action if they do not comply, CNN reported. [lgc_column grid=\"50\" tablet_grid=\"50\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"]First…

Market Overview: Flood Modeling and Insurance Perspectives

Market Overview: Flood Modeling and 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 market is challenged by double-digit inflationary percentage increases, and the adverse impact of climate change leading to warmer ocean temperatures and more severe catastrophic storms. Against this backdrop…

Warhol Painting Sells for Record-Setting $195M Amid Growing Interest in High-Value Art

Warhol Painting Sells for Record-Setting $195M Amid Growing Interest in High-Value Art

A famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe painted in 1964 by Andy Warhol recently sold at auction for over $195 million, setting records for the most expensive piece of 20th century art ever sold and the highest amount paid for a piece of American artwork. The May 9 sale of the vibrant silkscreen, titled \"Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,\" also made history…

Flood Watch: Insurance Perspectives & Modeling

Flood Watch: Insurance Perspectives & Modeling

In this webinar, Guy Morrow joined Mathew Stollery from Argo Syndicate 1200, Lloyd’s, and Burns & Wilcox experts Brad Turner and Sarah Chandonnet to discuss the current and future state of the Flood Insurance Market. Morrow’s firm, KatRisk, is a leader in global catastrophe modeling. Together the panelists discussed flood risk modeling and predictions, NFIP’s Risk Rating 2.0, private flood solutions and tips for brokers and…

Two Outer Banks Homes Collapse Into Ocean on Same Day

Two Outer Banks Homes Collapse Into Ocean on Same Day

Two unoccupied homes in the Outer Banks collapsed into the ocean on May 10, with dramatic video footage showing one of the houses get rapidly swept away after the wooden stilts holding it up broke apart. The other home collapsed only hours earlier, spreading debris across a wide path and leading officials to close area beaches due to the risk…

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

As we enter the long-awaited season of Spring which conjures up thoughts of new beginnings, I draw parallels to the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Insurance industry. Several years of disciplined underwriting, including increased rates, adjusted limit deployment, and careful tweaking of policy language, coupled with a tamping of COVID-19 restrictions is resulting in this renewed sense of optimism. Carriers are…

Dog Attack, THC-Spiked Cracker Incident Underscore Home Day Care Risks

Dog Attack, THC-Spiked Cracker Incident Underscore Home Day Care Risks

A 3-year-old girl required 180 stitches to her face and spent days in the hospital after being tragically attacked by a dog April 2 at a home day care in Hemet, California. The attack is one of multiple incidents involving home day care facilities to make headlines in recent weeks. On April 22, police responded to a hospital in Stafford,…

New Flood Insurance Rating System Brings Major Changes to NFIP

New Flood Insurance Rating System Brings Major Changes to NFIP

A new flood-risk rating system went into effect April 1 for all National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy renewals, moving the U.S. government-backed Flood Insurance program to a method of determining premiums that is expected to be more precise and equitable. According to FEMA, the Risk Rating 2.0 system uses industry best practices and the latest technology to provide rates…

How Soaring Home Values, Green Upgrades Could Impact Homeowners Insurance

How Soaring Home Values, Green Upgrades Could Impact Homeowners Insurance

In communities across the U.S., home prices are soaring so high in some areas that priced-out residents are moving to regions with a lower cost of living, Fox Business recently reported. Average rent prices are also up, with the most significant increases — each over 25% in the past year — seen in cities such as Miami, Tampa and Phoenix,…

State of the U.S. Homeowners’ Market

State of the U.S. Homeowners’ Market

During this webinar, we joined for a panel discussion on the important issues facing the Homeowners’ Market with special guests Alex Kickham from Hiscox London Market, Kevin Thiel from Markel Specialty, Wayne Bates from Atain, and Karen Preston from Burns & Wilcox. Bill Gatewood hosted.   https://vimeo.com/681615375/0311ccf848

Ice Dams, Heavy Snow Cause Problems for Property Owners

Ice Dams, Heavy Snow Cause Problems for Property Owners

Heavy snow, built-up ice and fluctuating temperatures have caused headaches and hardships for homeowners and business owners across the U.S. and Canada this winter. In Texas earlier this month, winter storms led to the collapse of a Waco woman’s living room ceiling at the house she was renting and downed multiple trees in Austin, including one that broke through a…

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