Frankenmuth, Mich.-based Frankenmuth Insurance announced it has obtained licenses through the FAA to operate drones for use by claims and commercial lines’ loss control teams to aid in inspecting roofs and other areas of structures.
Now equipped with the ability to review losses more accurately and better analyze property risks, the carrier foresees the use of drones will also help teams make the best decisions relative to risk, decrease settlement times on claims, reduce (or even eliminate) costs to bring in large ladders or hoists and increase safety by keeping people on the ground.
Select claims and loss control team members have completed FAA Remote Pilot Airman certification training to operate the drones in Michigan and Ohio, where they will be used initially. Plans are in development to expand usage in other Midwest and Southeast states where the carrier does business.
With more than 600 employees, Frankenmuth offers insurance products in 15 states.
Source: Frankenmuth Insurance