Providing our Subscribers with the best possible information and data to evaluate risk is our mission. We are constantly searching for new sources of information and, as technology and the world change, we must adapt and evolve to ensure you have the appropriate data. As we evaluated our Public Protection and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Classification Manual, we noted that revisions were needed to accommodate the advances in fire protection methodologies and services.Read More
Thanks to all of you who participated in our customer survey this winter. We’re taking your requests into account as we develop new services and tools, to help you work smarter and faster.Read More
As you know, WSRB provides Protection Class (PC) ratings for individual properties through our PROTECTION and PropertyEDGE applications. Just enter an address, and the apps quickly return a PC rating, along with its location on a map and other information such as fire hydrant availability and closest responding fire station.Read More
When thinking about the effects of an earthquake, imagine a pebble dropped into a pond. It hits the water creating a circular ripple that weakens the farther it moves from the center.Read More
It’s widely known that the Puget Sound region is prone to earthquakes. When the Big One (or Little One) strikes, will your properties be adequately covered? A new study, directed by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler, suggests that it may not.Read More
The threat of a landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge near Union Gap, Washington, is putting the spotlight on landslide risk. Though today’s technology lets anyone watch the Rattlesnake Ridge Slide unfold, underwriters view it through a professional lens.
Underwriters are well aware of the need to assess for landslide risk. While most standard policies exclude landslide coverage, many properties in rain-soaked Washington and other hilly states need it. How do you determine this? Most of the time, it starts with a review of a risk’s slope.Read More
At WSRB, we’re always looking for ways to help you streamline processes and ease your workload. In our annual Subscriber survey and focus groups held throughout 2017, many of you shared ideas on how we can do just that.Read More
We took a little hiatus; but we're back! The WSRB blog has a new look. You will find it easier to navigate to the content that is of interest to you. It still will be chock-full of valuable information delivered in a timely fashion. The blog will keep you abreast of the issues facing the property insurance industry, new technology, the latest in fire protection techniques, as well as the latest enhancements and new WSRB products and services. Make sure to check in frequently.Read More
Living in the Pacific Northwest, we anticipate that earthquakes will occur. Every so often we even hear about "The Really Big One" that will inevitably hit and change our landscape. We would like to invite you to a webinar hosted by our very own Tracy Skinner, discussing all things earthquake: types, fault lines and buffers, local tectonic plates and Modified Mercalli Intensity. We also will review how WSRB's GIS mapping tool, PropertyEDGE®, can help you evaluate a property risk and increase your DIC cross-sales.
Option 1: Thursday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Option 2: Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Read More