The Bad, The Ugly, & The Disruptive (History) of Florida Insurance Litigation – Wes Todd, CEO of CaseGlide (The Assignment of Benefits Podcast S1E1)

– Mold is Gold Florida’s insurance market is a mess! How did this happen? This this debut episode of Assignment of Benefits podcast, host Nick Lamparelli discusses the history of mass litigation in Florida and its devastating affects on the Florida insurance marketplace with Wesley Todd, CEO of CaseGlide (St. Pete, FL) From Hurricane Andrew to “mold is gold” … Read more

Profiles in Risk – E475: The Evolution of Property Data Continues – Vivek Sablani, CEO of Wizard Analytics

In late 1992, in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew a sinking realization entered into the property insurance market…we didn’t know where our exposures were!…nor had any clue about what we knew about those exposures…even if we had known where they were located!!! (No story quite captures this realization than Michael Lewis’ In Nature’s Casino New … Read more

Profiles in Risk – E460: Creating Ultra-HighRes Vegetation Mapping For Better Wildfire Defense; Gus Calderon, Co-Founder of FireWatch

Vegetative fuel models are a vital component for wildfire stakeholders in understanding the frequency and severity of wildfire events. It is the fuel models which allow us to simulate events and study how a wildfire will behave under certain circumstances. Wildfire spread is highly correlated with the density of vegetation and the combustibility of that … Read more

Profiles in Risk: E451 – Managing Extreme Climate Risk With Better (Business) Models; Andrew Engler, CEO, Co-Founder of Kettle

There is no shortage of research and companies looking at extreme climate events to create new and better models that will make insurers better. A team of scientists get together looking to take their wisdom and insights, wrap it in software and go to London, Bermuda and elsewhere to sell that software to companies in … Read more

Latency Catastrophes – Will There Be Another Asbestos?

  An underwriter can be deemed the wizard of the insurance industry, peering into his/her magic ball to ensure they are well-positioned to react to a culture shift in an ever-changing market.    Bob Reville delved into these proverbial underwriting powers as he wondered what the next “latency  catastrophe” may be in his article, “The … Read more