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Disasters + Preparedness Facts about wildfires

As Northern California battles one of the worst firestorms in the state's history, learn more about the risk of wildfires and how to protect yourself from these catastrophically destructive events.

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Disasters + Preparedness Insurance for wildfires

If the area in which you live is at risk for wildfires, make sure to take appropriate measures to protect your home. And, as it's not always possible to avoid the devastation of a wildfire, protect yourself financially by having adequate insurance.

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Commercial Facts + Statistics: Drones

The number of drones sold in the United States is projected to grow from 2.5 million units in 2016 to 7 million in 2020, according to the FAA. The agency is working on a final rule for registering them.

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NO-FAULT- Auto insurance coverage that pays for each driver’s own injuries, regardless of who caused the accident. No-fault varies from state to state. It also refers to an auto liability insurance system that restricts lawsuits to serious cases. Such policies are designed to promote faster reimbursement and to reduce litigation.

ECONOMIC LOSS- Total financial loss resulting from the death or disability of a wage earner, or from the destruction of property. Includes the loss of earnings, medical expenses, funeral expenses, the cost of restoring or replacing property and legal expenses. It does not include noneconomic losses, such as pain caused by an injury.

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Beginning October 12, Nationwide’s mobile Catastrophe Response Unit (CRU) is in Santa Rosa, Calif., to help those who've experienced losses in the recent wildfire outbreak. Members wishing to speak directly with a Nationwide claims professional can stop by Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Avenue in Santa Rosa, The CRU will also serve as a base for Nationwide claims associates who will be out in the field assisting members affected by the Santa Rosa fires. Operating hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Finley Community Center 2060 West College Avenue Santa Rosa, Calif., 95401 For more information, or to begin the claims process, call 1-800-421-3535.

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AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (NCNU) is reaching out to members affected by California #wildfires. An AAA emergency response unit will be stationed at: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. The mobile response unit will be staffed by trained experts who can answer members questions and assist with insurance claims and other needs. Members can also find personal care and comfort items for members of their household. Operating hours are 7 AM - 7 PM.

Allstate mobile catastrophe response unit representatives will be assisting policyholders affected by recent California #wildfires. Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, reps will be at Finley Park - South Gazebo 70 Stony Point Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat - Sun: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, visit: https://al.st/2hFrUQE Please check back with this page for news of other insurer outreach events.

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Farmers Insurance will be sending onsite representatives to help policyholders affected by California #wildfires: Thursday, 10/12/17's locations: Napa Valley College Gym 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy Napa, CA 94558 Elks Lodge 1200 Hastings Rd Ukiah, CA 95482 The Home Depot 4825 Redwood Dr Santa Rosa, CA 94928 Please check back with this page for news of other insurer outreach events.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: As California Governor Declares State of Emergency, I.I.I. Experts Are Available to Discuss Insurance Implications of Wildfires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kim Kirchner, Coburn Communication: (212) 536-9837; Kim.Kirchner@coburnww.com       ROHNERT PARK, CA, October 11, 2017 — Reporters covering the California wildfires are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for information on insuranc… Read More

James P. Lynch Elected to Casualty Actuarial Society Board of Directors

For immediate release New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org   NEW YORK, October 2, 2017 — The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) recently announced the election of James P. Read More

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LIMRA Annual Conference
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The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of senior executives representing diverse sectors of the financial services industry. Our members and partners come together for strategic industry insights and high-level networking — a must-attend for executives looking to help their companies respond to the consumer imperative. Event website 
2017 Society of Insurance Research Annual Conference
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22
2017
Disruption. For some companies it marks the end of their time as a market leader, for others it is an opportunity to move ahead, and for a few forward-thinking companies it is an opportunity to disrupt their business model into something better than before. Come join us in Milwaukee to hear from speakers who understand the intricacies of the transition our industry is going through and who can help us build strategies to move past the market disruption to a competitive advantage. Learn how they leverage research, analytics, competitive intelligence and analysis techniques to move past the noise and develop strategies to move their company into the future. Event website
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