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New Insights Article: Guns, Insurance, and the Ethos of Private Protection

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:59
by Joseph S. Harrington

“There is only one person responsible for my happiness, safety, and security,” says Tim Schmidt, founder and president of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), an organization devoted to training and supporting individuals who carry firearms for self-defense, “and that one person is me.”

Predictive Analytics: Then and Now

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 07:08
by Dale M. Halon, CPCU

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

If you check out my IRMI.com bio or LinkedIn bio, you'll see I am "experienced." I got my start in the late 70s. My first big promotion was from a desk underwriter to the home office of the same insurer, elevating to the position of marketing analyst and reporting to the vice president of Marketing.

New Insights Article! Bigger Is Not Better: The Benefits of ADUs and Tiny Homes

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:06
by Derek Williams

Editor’s Note

This article is based on material shared during the 2016 Annual Meeting session The Big World of Tiny Homes, which also included speakers Lina Menard, Niche Consulting, LLC, and Jeremy Pearl, Hawaii ADU, LLC.

The disparity of wealth and the disappearing middle class have created an affordable-housing crisis for millions of Americans. This situation is particularly evident in Hawaii, where median home prices are reaching $750,000, and the average price of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is more than $1.1 million.1

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New Insights Article: Guns, Insurance, and the Ethos of Private Protection

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:59
by Joseph S. Harrington

“There is only one person responsible for my happiness, safety, and security,” says Tim Schmidt, founder and president of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), an organization devoted to training and supporting individuals who carry firearms for self-defense, “and that one person is me.”

Predictive Analytics: Then and Now

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 07:08
by Dale M. Halon, CPCU

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

If you check out my IRMI.com bio or LinkedIn bio, you'll see I am "experienced." I got my start in the late 70s. My first big promotion was from a desk underwriter to the home office of the same insurer, elevating to the position of marketing analyst and reporting to the vice president of Marketing.

New Insights Article! Bigger Is Not Better: The Benefits of ADUs and Tiny Homes

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:06
by Derek Williams

Editor’s Note

This article is based on material shared during the 2016 Annual Meeting session The Big World of Tiny Homes, which also included speakers Lina Menard, Niche Consulting, LLC, and Jeremy Pearl, Hawaii ADU, LLC.

The disparity of wealth and the disappearing middle class have created an affordable-housing crisis for millions of Americans. This situation is particularly evident in Hawaii, where median home prices are reaching $750,000, and the average price of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is more than $1.1 million.1

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