October 23, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Named to the InsurTech 100 list of the world’s most innovative companies

SAN DIEGO, CA – HazardHub is delighted to announce their inclusion to the 2019 Insuretech 100 – a listing of the world’s most innovative Insuretech companies. The InsurTech100 for 2019 is announced by FinTech Global, a specialist research firm.

John Siegman, CCA of HazardHub says, “We are thrilled to be added to the InsurTech 100 list. From the beginning days of HazardHub, our goal has been to constantly invent new and more accurate data tools for our clients to appropriately judge risk. The InsurTech 100 recognition tells the world what our clients already know – if you want inventive, cutting-edge data, there’s really only one place to go. That’s HazardHub.”

The Insurtech (insurance technology) industry has seen huge growth in the last two years as insurance companies grapple with the challenges of digital transformation and new demands from customers.

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September 24, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Announces Property Fire Score – the first ever tool to measure the fire severity risk of an individual property

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, is excited to announce the release Property Fire Score (PFS), the first system ever to measure the risk of fire for an individual property.

Brady Foust, Chief Scientist of HazardHub says, “We’ve spent the last 18 months diving into the factors that impact the severity of fires at a specific property. We’ve examined thousands of fires and hundreds of variables to determine that fire damage of a property is impacted by three powerful factors – drive time to the nearest station, the type of responding station and the presence of accessible water. PFS is the first tool to measure risk at the property level. No more ‘one size fits all’ area-level measurements.”

Property Fire Score leverages the power of two databases unique to HazardHub – a national Fire Station Database of over 55,000 stations and HydrantHub,

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September 22, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Launches Desktop AgentRiskViewTM Product at Agency Connect InsureTech Event

SAN DIEGO CA – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, is excited to announce the release of the first of its kind SaaS risk delivery product for agents, underwriters and anyone else interested in fast, accurate hazard risk and property data.

John Siegman, CCA of HazardHub says, “We get more than 1,000 visitors to our website every day, looking up data one record at a time for our Distance To Fire Station, Distance to Hydrant, Distance to Shore, Elevation and Flood tools. We saw that many of these users were insurance agents, CSRs and underwriters. These same users were clamoring for an easy to use subscription product that would deliver all of the data they wanted for an address. To meet the demand, we developed AgentRiskViewTM.”

AgentRiskViewTM provides fast and easy access to HazardHub’s incredible collection of powerful data tools,

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September 03, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Launches HazardHub-WeatherMax – Next Generation Wind, Hail, Tornado, and Lightning Probability Database.

SAN DIEGO – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, is excited to announce the release of the first of its kind property-level probability scores for any address in the United States.

Dr. Brady Foust, Ph.D. – Chief Science Officer of HazardHub – says “Current geospatial models for convection storm-driven events – like damaging wind, hail, tornado, and lightning – are, in a word, rough. The take high-level events and try to push them down to large grid cells. It’s a dated process that was the best we had, given the available data.”

Foust adds “At HazardHub, we wanted to take a leap forward with the science. The emergence of Doppler radar has increased the granularity of available data. Together with our science, we’re now able to predict the risk of a convection storm happening at a specific property.

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April 07, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Introduces ReplacementHubTM Property Replacement Estimations

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, is pleased to announce the introduction of Home Replacement Cost estimates from our award-winning API.

HazardHub combines its high-resolution property data with the intelligence provided by e2Value to create ReplacementHub, an estimate of the amount needed to replace the existing property structure. ReplacementHub recognizes the difference in both commercial and residential properties, applying the most appropriate answer for a given location.

Bob Frady, CEO of HazardHub, says “the recent string of wildfires in California has introduced a new and expensive hazard for property insurers – underinsurance. People are surprised to find that – from a catastrophe or not – they often don’t have enough insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding a home or business. In the end, the insurance company can end up with a compliance and customer nightmare,

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March 11, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Introduces Mold Susceptibility Database and Updated Fire Station and Wildfire Data

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, is pleased to announce the launch of two brand new data sets and updates to four others. All new and updated data is immediately available via the HazardHub API.

 

New datasets include –

HazardHub Mold Susceptibility Index – Mold is an increasingly serious problem for insurers, as undetected water leaks and other environmental conditions can provide a great environment for mold. Mold forms from a combination of internal construction and external environmental conditions. HazardHub’s Mold Susceptibility Index provides a score of the likelihood that the external environmental conditions that encourage mold growth exist at a property.

Airport Noise –  We’ve taken noise contours and flight paths from hundreds of public and private airports to create our Airport Noise database.

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January 31, 2019 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases New and Updated Data!

It seems like forever since we’ve released new data…even though it’s only been since November! So we decided to release some this month. (Don’t worry, we’ll have some more real soon!) If you’re an API customer, the data is live and available today!

 

SurgeMax Inundation Depths – Our current SurgeMax model gives you the risk of storm surge, tied to the strength of the storm. We’re adding the actual expected inundation depth from surges of various sizes. This way, you can have a better idea of how to protect a property from storm surge inundation. Our SurgeMax data now includes – Inundation depths for each storm category, CAT 1 through CAT 5 1 foot intervals 1 – 20 feet and > 20 feet, and Areas protected by levees.

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November 08, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases Frozen Pipe Score, Ice Dam Score and enhanced Weather Variables

An average of a quarter of a million American families have one or more rooms in their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter by water pipes freezing and breaking. Until today, the insurance industry has struggled to get their collective hands around this multi-billion dollar risk.

Introducing the Frozen Pipe Score and Ice Dam score from HazardHub!

Frozen Pipe Score

Numerous studies have shown the “threshold” temperature for frozen pipes is when the temperature falls below 20°F for more than 24 hours in areas where freezing is not normally expected and pipes are unprotected in crawl spaces and attics.  In areas that experience long periods of winter weather, pipes are generally better protected, but freezing pipes can still occur if bitter temperatures persist for several days.  The problem is, therefore,

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October 17, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases Enhanced Property Characteristics

At HazardHub, data is our passion. We aim to provide as much data as possible to make the insurance process both way faster and way MORE accurate.

The one key element we thought we could improve upon? Property characteristic data. We currently provide county assessor data and – while it does a great job at proving things important for the assessor (like beds, baths, and sq footage) – it does not do such a great job at proving the level of detail that makes a property come alive. Of course, at HazardHub we love a good data challenge. We did some digging and determined that we could be better. A LOT better.

Introducing Enhanced Property Data from HazardHub – our data source that combines county tax assessor data with in-depth real estate transaction data to give you unprecedented insight into the characteristics of an individual property.

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