Roost Rolls out The Weather Company’s New Emergency Weather Alert Services to Policyholders
How to take preventative action before inclement weather strikes
Weather causes billions of dollars in damage. In the U.S. last year, hail alone was responsible for over USD 4 billion in claims paid out by property insurers.
To help protect people and property, Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, now delivers emergency weather alerts to U.S. and European Roost Home Telematics insurance partners and their policyholders, enabling them to take preventative action before inclement weather strikes.
Using The Weather Company’s precise and hyperlocal forecasts and alerts, Roost’s Home Telematics Platform notifies policyholders up to 24 hours in advance of expected emergency weather conditions. These notifications give policyholders an opportunity to seek shelter or take important steps to protect their property and prevent loss.
For example, policyholders may be notified 30 minutes in advance if hail greater than one inch in diameter is expected within five hundred meters of the policyholder’s selected location, giving them time to take preventative measures.
“Roost’s Home Telematics Platform is changing the way insurers engage with their policyholders, mitigate fire and water claims, and drive new business growth,” says Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “It was the perfect match to add The Weather Company’s precise, hyperlocal and relevant severe weather alerts to this platform.”
“Joining with Roost to deliver severe weather alerts is the perfect combination of Roost’s leading home telematics solution with our critical weather content,” says Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, global marketing leader for The Weather Company. “Together, we not only deliver greater engagement, but also a value-added service that will help further protect policyholders and their property.”
The first insurer to use this capability will be GuideOne Insurance, with customized weather alerts being incorporated into all future co-branded app partners across the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about this new emergency weather alert service, visit the Roost website.