Insurance & Risk Reference Library

AM Best – A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors. Policyholders and depositors refer to Best’s ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles.

EDGAR Company Search – For SEC filings – The official site of the National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA Flood Map Center – Use to find the flood zone of your location

Flood Zone Definitions – Flood zone designations and their definitions

FM Global Natural Hazards Map – This tool is made available by FM Global.  Select either Flood, Earthquake or Hail, and zoom into the area of interest with your mouse / wheel. –’s goal is to provide you with the greatest access to employee benefits industry data and tools at the lowest possible cost. They offer an array of products at various price points, beginning, of course, with the no-cost tool that enable’s you to view an individual company’s Form 5500.  To utilize this free tool, all you need to is to register online.

Insurance Information Institute – The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance — what it does and how it works.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – is a resource for employer health insurance spend by industry, employer size and geography.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers Market Index Survey – Every quarter, The Council asks its members to provide up-to-date information on pricing trends, underwriting practices and availability of all commercial property/casualty lines for its Commercial Insurance Market Index. The survey tracks market trends on a region-by-region basis and breaks out the market for small, medium and large accounts.