2017 Top 3 Blogs (First Quarter)

Posted by Ivan Maddox on Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the shortcuts that every blogger uses is using a Top 3 list of blogs they’re already written. With the end of the first quarter of 2017, it’s time for Risks of Hazard to shamelessly use that shortcut. Without any ado:

3. Proper Flood Insurance is Coming This post lauded the filed flood rates from Palomar, which is the first set of filed rates NOT based on any NFIP stuff. It was a hit – even with people not working for Palomar.

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Insurance Underwriting, Blogs, Top Three

The Risks of Hazard: Best of 2016

Posted by Ivan Maddox on Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The Risks of Hazard would like to copy most other blogs and news outlets by concluding the year with a “Best of” edition. Below are the 10 blog posts that not only had the highest readerships, but had the most comments, caused the biggest stir, and resounded most with thought leaders.

Without any ado whatsoever (except this intro), here is the Risks of Hazard Top 10 for 2016:

10. How to Underwrite “Challenging” Flood was a post we wrote based on a Lloyd’s of London/JBA report on the flood risk in California’s Central Valley. We described how underwriters could successfully underwrite flood in the region, which was clearly something many readers wanted to know.

9. Problem: Underwriting with Accumulation Software made a statement that has since resonated loudly with many of the underwriters we talk to: they’ve been asked (for years) to underwrite with software not built for underwriting. It has been quite a realization.

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Topics: Blogs, Top Ten

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