Verisk releases new web-based tool to help insurance professionals assess climate related perils


Verisk has expanded its weather intelligence with the release of its new mapping and analytics platform.

It’s newly enhanced web-based weather analytics data solution, Respond MAP, enables users to combine valuable weather data with locations of interest, such as policies-in-force, to quickly evaluate the impact of significant weather events.

The solution also provides critical and useful insights for perils, such as hail, wind, tornado, hurricane, and wildfire.

Verisk has stated that Respond MAP is also included as part of the Respond weather data package.

Respond MAP also has the ability to provide near real-time updates as frequent as every five minutes.

In addition, respond shapefiles delivered into Respond MAP can be a major asset to evaluate risk and help improve the overall performance of businesses dependent on understanding the impact of severe weather.

Respond MAP also offers its users the ability to view both pre-catastrophe and post-catastrophe imagery, as well as damage estimation analytics for major weather events such as hurricanes, significant tornadoes and wildfires.

Moreover, among its many solutions, Verisk offers computer software solutions, such as Respond and Benchmark for insurance professionals responding to severe weather events.

Respond’s insights can help insurers to determine how books of business are impacted by severe weather and assist in critical decision making, such as setting reserves and allocating resources. With this enhanced capability, insurers can aim to shorten claims cycles and improve customer satisfaction.

“Respond Map is a sharper, more specific solution that we believe will drive our mission to provide the critical weather information our customers need following a severe weather event,” said Mike Fulton, Verisk’s president of property estimating solutions.

“We recognize the needs of the market and are dedicated to continually improving by adjusting, developing and combining solutions to provide the best possible weather data and analytics in the industry.”

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