Western Washington is one of the most earthquake-prone places in the country,1 yet only 11.3% of homeowners in the state have earthquake insurance, and just 43.2% of commercial properties have coverage.2Read More
The pictures of places affected by an earthquake, severe storm or other natural disaster often have a puzzling feature: some homes and buildings have survived while others have been reduced to rubble. One answer to the puzzle relates to the local area’s building codes.Read More
Most of the time, ZIP codes improve accuracy. When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail, ZIP codes increase efficiency. When you use a retailer’s website to find local stores, ZIP codes quickly give you useful results. When you use one of our products, an accurate street address-ZIP code pairing will ensure you’re getting data on the right property.Read More
Thanks to two television series (and a third one in the works), 90210 is perhaps the most famous ZIP code. The tens of thousands of other ZIP codes toil in relative obscurity but are no less important to not just mail delivery but also a wide variety of other business functions.Read More
After a tornado ripped through Port Orchard, Washington in December 2018, the question on people’s minds was how common are tornadoes in the Pacific Northwest. We did some research and found some interesting stats.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
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