FlatCat Canada

Flexible, customizable PCS® catastrophe data delivery

FlatCat® Canada puts the entire PCS® catastrophe-history database right at your fingertips. It offers you a flexible delivery method that gives you fast, easy access to severe weather and catastrophe incident information back to 2009. You can customize, analyze, and integrate the data right into your own system.

FlatCat Canada enhances your ISOnet® PCS core service for an additional cost and is an unsurpassed tool for helping you make better decisions about your capital.

Get more catastrophe information faster:

FlatCat Canada supplies the most up-to-date and relevant information. You can access catastrophe serial numbers, extensions, and loss estimates to analyze the effects of catastrophes by province and by storm type. It helps you:

  • better allocate capital and other resources
  • improve underwriting
  • streamline catastrophe planning
  • optimize your reinsurance purchases and other forms of risk transfer

Capture more catastrophe claims:

FlatCat data, which includes catastrophe definitions, can be used to identify claims that should be coded as catastrophe losses. Fewer claims will slip through the cracks, eliminating the need to check information manually.

Analyze PCS catastrophe data in the format you choose:

You can format the data to suit your needs and integrate it into your own system. FlatCat Canada gives you the flexibility to create customized reports and perform a broad range of analyses.

How it works

FlatCat Canada is an encrypted flat-file database requiring IT capabilities to incorporate it into your system. Using Verisk’s secure FTP servers, FlatCat Canada provides a daily data file that includes:

  • catastrophe serial numbers
  • dates of occurrence
  • provinces affected
  • types of catastrophes and perils
  • all loss estimates from preliminary to final (estimated payment, average payment, number of claims, total dollars)

Our staff will coordinate with your IT personnel to implement a daily download. Once the updates to your system are in place, the process works automatically. The data you download is always secure, as we support PGP and FTP.

Need a more basic analytic solution?

If you don’t have the IT capabilities to support FlatCat Canada but can benefit from its sophisticated analytic catastrophe data, check out our C-CAT catastrophe-history database. You receive all the key information that FlatCat Canada offers through an easy-to-use web-based system with PCS-identified search criteria.

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