Erie Insurance News

Black Ice: A Dangerous Winter Hazard

Icy roadways contribute to nearly 152,000 motor vehicle crashes per year, according to a 10 year analysis of weather-related accidents between 2005 to 2014 conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton and based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. In a …

Business News: ISO, Erie Insurance, Verisk Analytics

ISO Announces New Miscellaneous Professional Liability Program ISO, a Verisks Analytics business, announced a new Miscellaneous Professional Liability Program to help insurers cover one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy. The professional services industry in the United States …

People Moves: MEMIC, JLT Specialty USA, Erie

MEMIC Hires Levesque as Safety Management Consultant in New Hampshire Workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the appointment of Adam Levesque as Safety Management Consultant to provide safety training services and advice to MEMIC’s growing customer base in …

Poking Around Legal Issues Associated With Pokémon Go

As excited game enthusiasts embraced the Pokémon Go app release recently, several hazards associated with playing the virtual game in the real world have surfaced. According to the Apple iTunes description, Pokémon Go, created by Niantic, Inc., allows users the …

People News

Ex-Oklahoma Insurance Exec to Head Lousiana Citizens Insurance A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state’s property insurer of last resort. Richard Newberry has been named the new chief executive …

Erie: Multi-tasking Drivers Distracted by Texting and Snapping Pics

People aren’t just multi-tasking at work and home; a new analysis shows they’re also doing double duty while driving. Erie Insurance analyzed social media data to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month and gain insight into what drivers are doing …

Erie Insurance President and CEO Cavanaugh to Retire at Close of 2016

Erie Indemnity Company announced that Terrence W. Cavanaugh, president and chief executive officer, will retire at the close of 2016. Cavanaugh shared the decision during a meeting of the Board of Directors. Erie Indemnity Company provides management services to the …

Erie Insurance Finds Teen Car Crash Deaths Drop by Nearly 50%

An Erie Insurance analysis of teen driving data finds the number of teens killed in car crashes has dropped dramatically over the past several years. Review of data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on the number of teens …

Erie Insurance Uses Drone to Inspect Roof Damage Claim

In what could be the first step toward changing how insurance claims are handled in the future, Erie Insurance has moved from testing to actually using a drone to assist with a property damage claim. The company was among the …

Tickle My Feet, Text: Things Not to Do While Riding a Motorcycle

Aggressive and reckless riders are among the top irritants say motorcyclists, according to a national survey commissioned by Erie Insurance and conducted by Harris Poll. The online survey, conducted in June, asked nearly 200 U.S. motorcycle riders to share their …