Insurance Information Institute News

Injury Rates Still Dropping Even as Older Workers Take Larger Share of Workforce

The number of workplace injury claims continues to decline year after year despite significant changes in workforce demographics that one might think should increase claims frequency, according to a report released Monday by the National Council of Compensation Insurance. The …

Insurance Group Says Data Suggests Cannabis is Increasing Accident Rates

Preliminary research indicates that the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states has increased accident rates, the Insurance Information Institute said Wednesday. The group cited an October 2018 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute that shows collision claim frequency …

Hurricanes Reveal Need for More Catastrophe Adjusters

Back to back hurricanes coupled with retiring, experienced personnel has created a tight adjuster job market. From emails to online jobsites, there’s no shortage of firms advertising jobs for cat adjusters in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. A recent …

I.I.I. White Paper Reveals the Reasons for Increased Frequency, Severity in Auto Claims

In the last two years, private-passenger loss costs have risen sharply the result of more and costlier claims, according to a new white paper released by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). “There has been an alarming increase in crashes and …

I.I.I.: Homeowner Insurance Claim Severity Due to Lightning Up 7% in 2015

The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes in the United States fell in 2015; however, the total insurers paid on those claims rose by nearly 7 percent, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). …

Dog Bite Claims Costs Rise 16% to $37,214

The cost of dog bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 16 percent last year on higher medical expenses and larger settlements to resolve court disputes. The average claim increased to $37,214 in 2015 from $32,072 a year earlier, according to …

I.I.I.: The Role Insurance Plays in Movies

Before the cameras started to roll for Best Picture nominees like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, the producers purchased insurance coverage to protect their substantial financial investment in the film, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) “Severe …

Florida Insurance Industry in Good Shape for Upcoming Hurricane Season

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season opens on Monday, and a combination of a forecast for fewer-than-average storms and the highest level ever of financial resources on hand in Florida to pay claims may help homeowners and businesses there weather fears …

Workers’ Compensation Results Improved in 2014 But Industry Anxious About What’s Ahead

The workers’ compensation industry had a pretty good 2014 in which its combined ratio improved for the third consecutive year, premium grew for the fourth consecutive year, and claim frequency declined about two percent. But the results in 2014 were …

Average Dog Bite Liability Claim Cost Falls

Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2013, costing more than $483 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm, the nation’s largest writer of homeowners insurance. …