The privatization of the flood market presents a unique growth opportunity for insurers willing to get their feet wet.
Building a profitable private flood insurance program major challenges. One-stop access to enhanced data analytics and underwriting information from Verisk can help you compete in this environment.
Why should carriers expand and/or enter into the private flood market?
Marc Treacy, managing director of flood, ISO, explains how carriers can capitalize on the privatization of flood insurance in the US.
Taking a comprehensive view of flood risk
Assess flood risk with WaterLine, Verisk’s flood hazard score, which goes beyond traditional property-level risk characteristics.
WaterLine provides an accurate assessment of location-level flood hazard for insurers, with scores available on every location in the contiguous United States.
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Flood insurance solutions for personal and commercial properties
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Location-specific Risk Data
WaterLine™ is a risk selection and assessment tool that helps underwriters by scoring individual properties on hazards including river flooding, surface water, and storm surge.
FloodAssist® reports help identify properties in FEMA flood zones and our Building Code Effectiveness Classifications help underwriters distinguish between communities with strong and weak code enforcement.
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Assessing the impact of Hurricane Michael
Verisk tracked destructive Hurricane Michael as it hit the Florida Panhandle in October 2018. It has been classified as the strongest storm in the United States since 2004.
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Flood risk insights from Verisk
The insurance industry has been largely content to let coverage flow through the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), with limited availability in the private market, especially for personal property. But that needs to change.
For the second time in the last two years, hurricane precipitation in the U.S. was exacerbated by incredibly slow movement as Florence impinged on the Carolina coastline.
The spread of flooding where it hasn’t occurred before compounds a chronic problem in the United States: Most U.S. homeowners have either too little flood insurance or—for the majority—none at all.