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Wildfire risk has been on the rise throughout the past decade. The first four months of 2017 have shown an increase of 20% in the number of wildfires compared to the beginning of 2016 (III), and 2015 set a new record of 68,151 wildfires burning 10,125,149 acres. Wildfires are a natural way for the ecosystem […]
Analyzing property claim trends presents a significant opportunity for insurance executives and adjusters alike to improve and plan for the future. Our Annual Claims Report provides many property claim trends that are valuable to property and casualty insurance claim professionals. One set of compelling statistics is the regionality of claims. How claims are distributed by […]
Spring storm season started with a bang across much of the United States, and weather events are only expected to increase in frequency throughout the season. According to Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, severe weather in the U.S., this March, cost insurers more than $2 billion. March typically signifies the start of many destructive […]
The following article on “Hail Damage to HVAC Condenser Coils”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, originally appeared in the Technical Notebook Column of Claims Magazine and was also published on Property Casualty 360. Now that we’ve made it through another winter, it’s time to turn our focus to spring weather patterns and the […]
The following article on “4 Options to Consider When Adjusting Hail Claims”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. The first few months of 2016 ushered in severe weather storms of historical proportions. According to the Property Claims Service unit of Jersey City, N.J.-based Verisk Solutions, first-quarter losses added […]
Natural disasters and the resulting catastrophe claims were at a four-year high in 2016, according to Aon Benfield. The economic impact of these catastrophes was, globally, two thirds more than in 2015 (Munich RE). Moreover, North America suffered its highest number of natural catastrophes in more than 35 years. While natural disasters are an unavoidable […]
Carriers Recaptured Millions in Indemnity Leakage by Consistently Using Third Party Experts to Help Settle Claims Accurately New data released in HVAC Investigators’ 2017 Annual Claims Report arms insurance carriers with powerful information about property claim trends Charlotte, NC February 22, 2017 ̶ HVAC Investigators (HVACi), the nation’s leading provider of HVAC and Refrigeration damage […]
As we enter the heart of winter and turn our attention toward cold weather conditions where freezing water can wreak havoc on commercial and residential property, the threat of catastrophic failure to boilers looms large.
It’s hard to believe, but winter is just around the corner, and with it comes a new wave of HVAC claims. A common failure that aging HVAC systems suffer in fall and winter months is the breakdown of the heat exchanger due to thermal fatigue. To some degree, all metals that are repeatedly heated and cooled are subject to thermal fatigue, a cyclic stress that weakens the metal to an eventual point of failure. […]
Third Party Experts Save Insurance Carriers Millions; New Data Released in Annual Claims Report from HVAC Investigators The 2016 Annual Claims Report from HVAC Investigators arms insurance carriers with powerful information designed to help understand HVAC Claim Trends CHARLOTTE, NC March 30, 2016 — HVAC Investigators, the nation’s leading provider of HVAC and refrigeration damage […]