Put to the Test: A Video Visit to 3 Insurance Research Labs

PC360 Dodges Fireballs, Flying Lumber and Other Simulated Disasters to Discover the Value These Science Centers Bring Carriers, Clients

When people think of the work done at insurance companies, they probably picture actuaries and underwriters sitting at desks and crunching numbers.

But at some insurers, research labs, staffed by highly trained scientists and engineers, play a vital if rarely seen role in discovering ways to reduce losses caused by man-made and natural hazards.

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