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Aug 07, 2020, 11:36 ET IBHS Supports Bi-Partisan Bill Aiding Resilient Construction

he Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced its support of the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2020....


Jul 20, 2020, 09:00 ET Virtual Training Brings FORTIFIED to New Markets

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today launched its first ever virtual training courses for FORTIFIED Home™, the national...


Jul 16, 2020, 08:00 ET IBHS releases hurricane preparedness guide for small businesses

Even before the pandemic, one in four small businesses won't reopen after a natural disaster. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety...


Jul 13, 2020, 10:00 ET Damage analysis of 2017-2018 wildfires shows importance of mitigation

Surveying the devastation in Paradise following the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most costly on record in the State of California, and data from ...


Jun 30, 2020, 12:46 ET Congressional Action Plan Focuses Needed Attention on Climate Adaptation, Resilience in American Communities

Today, the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis brought needed attention to the importance of resilient construction and stronger...


Jun 09, 2020, 09:00 ET IBHS Celebrates Professionals Committed to Stronger Building

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced the recipients of its annual FORTIFIED Volume and Pioneer Awards,...


May 12, 2020, 08:00 ET New Research Leads Homeowners to Better Protection from Severe Weather

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today unveiled an optional hail upgrade to its rigorous FORTIFIED Home™–High Wind standard, ...


May 05, 2020, 07:00 ET APCIA, IBHS and Travelers Institute Team Up to Provide Hurricane Preparedness Tips and Resources

With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season approaching, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), the Insurance Institute for...


Apr 29, 2020, 07:00 ET IBHS research finds a strong garage door is key to preventing a cascade of damage during severe weather

Is your garage door wind-rated? New research from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) shows a strong garage door is critical to ...


Apr 21, 2020, 06:00 ET Coastal Mississippi Homeowners Have New Way to Protect Homes From Severe Weather

The Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (MWUA) will now provide – at no cost to homeowners – a FORTIFIED Roof TM endorsement on eligible...


Jan 07, 2020, 12:21 ET IBHS Awards 15,000th FORTIFIED Resiliency Designation to Alabama Home

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today awarded the 15,000th designation in its FORTIFIED Home™ program for resilient living...


Oct 17, 2019, 15:53 ET Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners at risk if mitigation efforts are not sought as nearly...


Oct 17, 2019, 11:55 ET IBHS Chief Presents Invited Testimony on Climate Adaptation to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

In invited testimony by the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Roy E. Wright, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute for...


Oct 10, 2019, 18:02 ET Hurricane Michael demonstrates the power of resilience across home values

Stronger building codes and mitigation programs including FORTIFIED Home™ proved effective in minimizing damage across home values when Hurricane...


Sep 16, 2019, 13:49 ET Reducing The Impact Of Hurricanes Starts With A Better Roof, IBHS Says

Reducing property damage from wind and rain begins with three easy steps. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 the Insurance Institute for Business & Home...


Sep 01, 2019, 12:57 ET Shutting the bedroom door could save your roof during a hurricane, IBHS says

Shut the interior doors. Protect windows, doors, and the garage door. Clean up the yard. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS®)...


Aug 06, 2019, 15:46 ET IBHS Tests Shingle Performance Against Hail, Shares Scorecard

Across the country, year after year, hailstorms are pounding roofs and causing damage. Today, Minnesota homeowners in the Delano community are...


May 29, 2019, 12:49 ET IBHS: These Builders Are Leading The Way On Resilient Construction

Demand for durable, disaster-resilient homes is growing as consumers increasingly look to defend their property against severe weather. IBHS proudly...


Nov 07, 2016, 06:00 ET IBHS Encourages North Carolinians to Re-Roof the Right Way after Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew caused 28 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage last month in North Carolina. Those impacted by the storm are now...


Oct 06, 2016, 06:00 ET IBHS Commends Administration for New Initiative to Make U.S. Homes More Resilient to Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Events

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today commended the U.S. Administration on its new initiative to make the country's housing ...


Oct 03, 2016, 08:00 ET IBHS Announces First FORTIFIED Home™ Award Winners

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced today the four recipients of its inaugural FORTIFIED Home™ Awards. These awards...


Sep 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Media Advisory: IBHS Expert Available at Houses in "Parade of Homes" Built to Withstand Natural Disasters

The following is being issued by Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety: WHAT: This weekend's Parade of Homes in Baldwin County, Alabama,...


Sep 21, 2016, 12:26 ET Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes™

As severe weather events increase in both frequency and severity, more states are looking for ways to make their coastal communities more resilient....


Sep 21, 2016, 06:00 ET Quick Tips for Small Business Owners to Plan for Disaster: Infographic

Small businesses can be vulnerable during any kind of disaster, but especially during severe weather events. A new infographic from the Insurance...


Sep 02, 2016, 03:17 ET IBHS Last-Minute Checklist for Tropical Storm Moving North along Eastern Seaboard

The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Hermine to a tropical storm, but it could spend a long time on the Eastern Seaboard pummeling...