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There is no shortage of opinions and predictions about how climate change and the tech explosion will reshape the insurance landscape as we know it. Here are just a few of the predictions we're hearing:
"Insurance deserts will proliferate" (regions where people and businesses can't find decent or affordable insurance for their property)
"Agents will become obsolete"
"Usage based and parametric insurance will become the norm and coverage will be significantly reduced"
"Artificial Intelligence will swamp actuarial science and risk...Read More
After Hurricane Katrina decimated communities in his home state of Mississippi, concerned citizen Kevin Buckel was outraged to learn that the average insurance payout to the victims was only $15,000 - far below what people needed to repair, rebuild and recover. He looked around at the empty lots and lingering debris, teamed up with UP and worked for years to pressure lawmakers in his home state to more aggressively require insurers to treat claimants fairly. (See ...Read More
On August 22, 2018, United Policyholders asked the top brass at FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program to give hurricane impacted residents until the end of this year to fully document their 2017 Harvey and Irma damage claims and collect all flood insurance benefits owed toward repairs and rebuilding. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long and NFIP Administrator David Maurstad, UP's Executive Director wrote... Read More