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July 20, 2023

Welcome to your weekly newsletter with the updates you need to succeed in property and casualty insurance.

Fire and Heat

The Western United States has seemingly been spared from conflagrations during this wildfire season. But how long until that luck runs out? 


Here Come the Wildfires

In a season full of weather catastrophes, the lack of wildfires in the Western U.S. had been a ray of hope. That's about to change.

Read more at Insurance Thought Leadership


Small Businesses: The Importance of Cybersecurity

And as modern technology continues to penetrate every aspect of our lives, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has become paramount, especially in the realm of business.

Read more at WSRB



FL Loves Personal Injury Lawsuits

A new report reveals that Floridians file personal injury suits at a rate 1,237% over the national average rate of just 9.53, and 319% more than any other state on the list.

Read more at Business Observer

Office Values Down $800B

Remote work risks wiping $800 billion from the value of office buildings in major cities, highlighting the potential losses that landlords are facing.

Read more at lnsurance Journal


Progressive’s Q2 Worsens

Overall, the June 2023 combined ratio came in at 104.9—the worst combined ratio recorded for any month this quarter.

Read more at Carrier Management



Sahara Brings Heat to Europe

The heat wave engulfing the Mediterranean is set to intensify as another Saharan anticyclone threatens record temperatures from Italy to Greece.

Read more at Insurance Journal

Vermont Wasn't Prepared Enough

“We shouldn’t be surprised that this [flood] happened. And it’s going to happen again. And again. And again after that.”

Read more at Insurance Journal


No End in Sight for Canadian Fires

Canadian wildfires have scorched more than 10 million hectares this summer, an area about the size of Iceland, with no end to the burning expected anytime soon.

Read more at Insurance Journal



Worst Drivers in America

The ConsumerAffairs Research Team took a data-driven approach to find the ultimate breeding ground for vehicular chaos.

Read more at ConsumerAffairs

I-95 Bridge Collapse Explained

Practical Engineering, a YouTube channel about infrastructure and the human-made world around us, explains what exactly happened in Philadelphia.

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Protecting Roofs From Tornados

Researchers with Western University's Northern Tornadoes Project suggest a $200 hurricane strap could prevent some roof damage to homes.

Read more at CTV News


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