Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Joins Geospatial
Access to the advanced imaging and data available today will provide faster response to Florida policyholders impacted by disastersDES PLAINES, Ill., May 9, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a not-for-profit insurance corporation that provides insurance protection to Florida policyholders who are entitled to but are unable to find property insurance coverage in the private market, joins the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). As the GIC's newest member, Citizens now has access to advanced imagery and data to better serve its policyholders with enhanced disaster response to expedite claims and improve fraud detection following a hurricane or other disaster.
The GIC combines the technical expertise of Vexcel Imaging, an industry-leading photogrammetric and remote sensing company and Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems to provide the tools and analytics to help insurers make fast, accurate and cost-effective decisions when writing a policy and when dealing with claims following a disaster.
In the hours and days after a disaster, the GIC fleet of aircraft will fly over impacted areas to capture and assess damage to provide members with unprecedented imagery and data on impacted properties. The NICB, working with law enforcement...