By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP As we look forward to 2024, many of us make a list of resolutions or intentions for the up-coming year. Beyond my usual intentions of regular exercise and more outside time, I am making some IAIP intentions. I encourage you to join me!  I am

By Geraldine Plott, CPCU, FCLA, SCLA, AIC, ARM, AIS, AINS, CIIP, DAE, CLP-A Research shows there are four main reasons individuals donate. #1 – 96% of people give because they feel a sense of duty to give back, to help others. #2 – 75% of individuals give because of a belief in a specific cause

By Sharon Barger, CPIW PIAM Florida property insurance is currently in crises, starting with several carriers going under due to financial issues. These financial issues were mainly caused by roof claims. Roofers were going into neighborhoods door to door and asking to look at the roof. They would tell the homeowner there was damage to

Lisa R Hardin, CPCU, CIPW, AIC, AIS, ACS, AINS, SCLA, DAE, CLP Every month a member of the IAIP Board of Directors will bring insight into the current happenings of IAIP. Previously, a board member would provide similar information as an introduction in the Connections newsletter. We’ve streamlined the newsletter and moved the message to

I am a Claims Supervisor at EMC Insurance Companies. As a Claims Supervisor I supervise five claims adjusters of all levels nationwide, from mid-level adjusters to senior adjusters. My team handles general liability, construction defect and business auto claims for commercial businesses. I conduct monthly audits on my team’s claim files and regularly review all

By Leslie Door Director of Research, Product Development, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Zephyr Insurance Company Every year weather disasters cause billions of dollars in damages. As climate change continues to affect weather patterns and cause more natural disasters and severe weather events, it is important for insureds to understand the different perils associated with these

By Sue Quimby According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), arson is the leading cause of fire property damage in the United States. There are over 500,000 fires set intentionally each year, resulting in over $2 billion in property damage. Insurance is intended for fortuitous events, not intentional acts.  Knowing the causes and signs

by Sue C. Quimby, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAE Having a roof over your head is one of life’s basic necessities. While essential, a roof can also be the cause of claims and problems. The roof is often the first defense against the elements, and a key to the structural integrity of the entire building.