Chris White

Recent Posts

For Wildfire Risk, Publicly Available Models Aren't Enough

Posted by Chris White on Apr 7, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Intermap has partnered with Anchor Point, a wildfire mitigation specialist based in Boulder, Colorado, to offer its No-HARM wildfire model to InsitePro subscribers. In today's blog post, I asked Anchor Point COO Chris White to discuss the advantages of No-HARM over publicly available wildfire models.

When a property insurer underwrites a specific natural peril, one of the first things they need to do is identify a model to use for determining the risk at the locations they will quote. That hunt almost always starts with Google searches of government organizations that might have a model available for use. For those underwriting flood outside the USA, there are flood models published by local and regional governments. Meanwhile, those underwriting flood within the USA of course have the flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) published by FEMA. For those underwriting wildfire in the USA, the search might start with HAZUS from FEMA (although they don’t have wildfire module) and end with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Read More

The Risks of Hazard Blog   rss-feed

Welcome to The Risks of Hazard, brought to you by Intermap Technologies®. From the latest industry news and trends, to insight from thought leaders around the globe, stay tuned for a variety of content aimed at helping you better understand the role of location-based intelligence in the world of insurance underwriting and risk assessment.

To see how Intermap delivers analytics tailored to your underwriting, visit our InsitePro page.

Subscribe to the Risks of Hazard blog!