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Reptile Theory Leading to More Nuclear Verdicts in the Trucking Industry
Multiple September 15, 2021 Posted in: Blog, General

Nuclear verdicts (verdicts over $10 million) are becoming more common and contribute to significant angst experienced by commercial auto executives, underwriters and claims handlers across the country. A common theme in these matters is how plaintiff attorneys have been successfully employing reptile theory.

Dalesa Bady

Belonging is an Outcome

The CAS Student Central Summer Program

Belonging is an Outcome
Dalesa Bady September 01, 2021 Posted in: Blog Posts, Blog, General

"WE WON!"

The widest smile stretched across my face as I read the only two all-cap words spanning across a single email. Overcome with pride and joy, an incredible revelation hit me. Those words were stated in the context of winning the case competition in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Student Central  Summer Program, but they had a greater meaning that went beyond a single competition. Those words were, and still are, symbolic of what it means to make progressive strides in a journey to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

4 Ways Insurance Companies Can Help Protect the Planet
Multiple July 20, 2021 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
Few industries will be impacted by the compounding effects of climate change as severely as the insurance industry. Extreme climate-related disasters have increasingly dominated the media. Some recent climate data has indicated that expansive wildfires, hurricanes, extreme flooding and prolonged droughts are negatively affecting more and more people. By taking timely action, the insurance industry can help lead change to combat the growing regularity of catastrophic events.
How the Rising Price of Lumber Could Impact Homeowners Insurance
Jordan Paszek June 30, 2021 Posted in: Blog Posts, Homeowners
The pandemic has created some extraordinary market conditions throughout the U.S. economy. As people have spent more time at home, the demand for single-family homes and the number of home renovation projects have increased. But what happens when costs of parts and labor for repair become inflated? For submitted home insurance claims, insurance costs will likely be significantly more in 2021 than a similar claim last year.
Joe Herbers

Changing Hearts and Minds

The Importance of Listening

Changing Hearts and Minds
Joe Herbers June 28, 2021 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd last year, Pinnacle decided to proactively support and advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at our company, in our profession and in our communities. Collectively, the sentiment of the firm was towards action rather than simply parroting words to make us feel good about ourselves.
Tags: DEI, diversity
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