Webinar: Building resilient businesses and communities in the time of COVID-19

On May 14 the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), co-hosted a webinar with ResilientH20 Partners that focused on managing extreme weather events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists discussed the changing role of stakeholders across the private sector, governments and non-profit/NGOs.   The panelists drew from their backgroundsContinue Reading

The Joint Industry Forum Discusses the Push for Greater Inclusiveness

By Max Dorfman, Research Writer (L to R): Margaret Redd, National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA); Deborah Aldredge, Farmers Insurance; Denise Campbell, AIG; Craig Lapham, The Lapham Group; Randa Rawlins, Shelter Insurance This year’s Joint Industry Forum (JIF) featured a panel titled “A 21st Century Workforce that Reflects the Communities WeContinue Reading

JIF 2020 Crystal Ball

My first Triple-I Joint Industry Forum (JIF) did not disappoint. Between panel discussions and conversations with thought leaders and decision makers from across the insurance industry,  I learned a lot and accumulated insights and leads that will feed this blog for some time to come. At a high level, anContinue Reading

Auto Premiums Climbing; Are They “Affordable”?

Car insurance premiums have risen steadily since 2009 at a faster pace than inflation, according to a recent paper in the Journal of Insurance Regulation. Transportation is essential to opportunity in the United States. Cost of driving, therefore, isn’t a trivial issue. When you hear a stat like that, what’sContinue Reading

What’s Insurtech, Anyway?

Perhaps it’s a symptom of buzzword fatigue that everyone in the insurance industry seems to use the word “insurtech” without agreeing on – or maybe even really thinking about – what it means. Some use it as a noun, suggesting a type of company – typically a startup – thatContinue Reading

When Must Insurers Defend Motelsin Trafficking Cases?

Hotels and motels are routinely used for sex trafficking. Two recent lawsuits highlight the complexity of determining who bears legal costs associated with trafficking. Human trafficking is a crime with enormous individual and societal impacts, and it relies on legitimate businesses to sustain it. Motels, for example – and, arguably,Continue Reading

Opioids and Workers’ Compensation

By Max Dorfman, Research Writer, Insurance Information Institute As the opioid epidemic continues to roil the country, it’s easy to forget the number of issues that contribute to its severity. Indeed, for workers injured on the job, compensation can include opioid treatments—which can lead to opioid dependence. With this subjectContinue Reading